Pokemon Sword and Shield - Digging Duo Item List

A list of obtainable items from the digging duo in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Digging Duo Item List

Digging Duo Items

The digging duo are brothers that can be found in the Bridge Field wild area near the pokemon nursery. They will agree to dig up random items for you for 500 watts.

How to Farm Watts


Each of the brothers has unique characteristics. The one standing on the left can only dig up a few items because of his low stamina but has a better chance of finding rare items. The one on the right can dig up more items since he has more stamina but has a less chance of digging up anything rare.

Note that your game will automatically be saved after paying either of the brothers the digging fee. This means that there is no way to do a save-and-reset exploit until you get the item you want.

Evolution Stones

The digging duo’s services are a good way to obtain evolution stones which are relatively uncommon to find while going through the main story.

Evolution Stones Guide

Possible Items

Left Brother Right Brother
Bottle Cap Damp Rock
Comet Shard Fire Stone
Dawn Stone Float Stone
Dusk Stone Sun Stone
Fire Stone Thunder Stone
Ice Stone Water Stone
Leaf Stone Heat Rock
Moon Stone Icy Rock
Shiny Stone Leaf Stone
Sun Stone Metal Coat
Thunder Stone Rare Bone
Water Stone Smooth Rock
Wishing Piece Star Piece
Fossilized Bird Stardust
Fossilized Dino Fossilized Bird
Fossilized Drake Fossilized Dino
Fossilized Fish Fossilized Drake
Iron Ball Fossilized Fish
Normal Gem Ice Stone
Rare Bone Soft Sand
Sticky Barb Everstone
Metal Coat Sticky Barb
Lagging Tail Shiny Stone
Light Clay Hard Stone

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  1. I believe That the guy on the right cannot give the version specific rare fossils, things like bottle caps, wishing pieces, and rare fossils are only given by the skill brother. When I was digging I spent around 30,000 Watts and found that the skill brother gave a rare fossil per 15 normal fossils. I play shield so I received two bird fossils and one dino fossil after receiving 18 fish fossils and 17 drake fossils. The rare fossils are definitely the rarest item he can give, and the most he can dig seems to be 11 at a time. The stamina brother on the right seems to give a lot of the same items but can dig for longer, but he cannot give rare fossils or bottle caps etc. If you are looking for stones, they spawn daily on the opposite side of the lake of rage at the large stonehenge-esque eeveelution structure, along with one of the eeveelutions (the eeveelution present will be based on the weather and time).