Pokemon Sword Shield KubfuSource: iMore

Best answer: No. Even though these new Fighting-type Pokémon have genders, they're still Legendary Pokémon, which cannot produce eggs at a nursery regardless of whether you drop one off with a different gender or a Ditto. If you want to get a Kubfu or Urshifu without using the Expansion Pass, you'll need to trade with another player who has these Pokémon.

The unbearable truth

Pokemon Sword and Shield NurserySource: iMore/ Casian Holly

Anyone who purchases the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass can acquire the new Fighting-type Pokémon, Kubfu, while at the Isle of Armor. After fighting its way through one of the towers on the island, Kubfu will either evolve into Fighting/Dark-type Urshifu (Single-Strike Style) or Fighting/Water-type Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style). Considering that there are two distinct evolutions and that these Pokémon currently cannot be acquired anywhere else, it makes sense that players would want to breed Kubfu. However, it's just not possible.

Kubfu and the two Urshifu versions are all Legendary Pokémon, which historically cannot be bred in a nursery. If you do drop off an Urshifu or a Kubfu at a nursery with a Ditto or with a Kubfu or Urshifu of a different gender, then the nursery worker will tell you that the two of them don't get along well at all. And no matter how long you leave them in the facility, the two creatures will not produce any eggs.

Only one other way to get them

Pokemon Sword Shield Expansion Pass UrshifuSource: The Pokémon Company

This means that the only way to get a Kubfu or Urshifu without actually playing through the Isle of Armor DLC is to trade another player for one. To increase your chances of that happening, you'll definitely want to see if anyone is willing to trade on Pokémon HOME.

Sword

Pokemon Sword

Pokémon Sword

Fight for the right

Pokémon Sword offers a brand new region for players to explore, along with several new Pokemon to discover. See if you have what it takes to become the Galar region Pokémon Champion.

Defensive strength

Pokemon Shield

Pokémon Shield

Be a shield

Pokémon Shield also allows you to traverse the Galar region, but it offers different Pokémon than the ones you can catch in Sword. See if you have what it takes to become the best Pokémon trainer of them all.

Continue the adventure

Pokemon Sword Shield Expansion Pass

Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass

Explore more of Galar

This DLC allows Sword and Shield players to explore the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra. There are more Pokémon to capture, new rivals to meet, and more challenges to complete. Just make sure you select the proper version of the DLC that matches the version of the game you're playing.

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