Sometimes while exploring you might come across some high-level Pokémons. Once you engage with them to catch them the following message will pop up “You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let It’s Guard Down” in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Most people think of it as a bug but isn’t. So if it’s not a bug then what is it? This guide will include all the details about the message in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Pokémon Sword and Shield “You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let It’s Guard Down” Explained
During your exploration of wild areas in Pokémon Sword and Shield you will encounter all sorts of Pokémons. You can fight and catch them for quick EXP. You might even encounter very high-level Pokémons roaming around. In previous games, you could catch the Pokémons but there was a chance they might not listen to you if you don’t have the correct badges. The case with Pokémon Sword and Shield, however, is totally different.
If your Level doesn’t meet the requirement of the Pokémon you are trying to catch you will get the message. You will need to progress through the story and defeat a lot of Gym Leaders so you can catch high-level Pokémons.
The more the Gym Badges, you get from defeating Gym Leaders, the more you level up. So if you level up a lot you can go back to the high level Pokémon you failed to catch last time due to this message. “You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let It’s Guard Down”.
Now you know what “You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let It’s Guard Down” means in Pokémon Sword and Shield. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our other guides including the ones on Lapras, Snorunt and Bounsweet.