The centerpiece of Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s Isle of Armor expansion is a new storyline that centers around Kubfu, a brand-new Legendary Pokemon that you’ll receive after you complete all three of the Master Dojo’s trials. Unlike most other Legendary Pokemon, Kubfu is actually able to evolve, and its evolution, Urshifu, can take one of two forms: Single Strike or Rapid Strike.
However, evolving Kubfu is a bit more involved than it may initially seem, and Urshifu’s two possible forms each have their own strengths and drawbacks. To help you decide which one to choose, we’ve put together this guide explaining how to evolve Kubfu and how its two evolutions compare. Isle of Armor story spoilers follow.
How To Evolve Kubfu
After you complete the Master Dojo’s three trials, Mustard will gift you the Legendary Pokemon Kubfu. To evolve it, you’ll need to challenge one of the Towers of Two Fists, but before you can do that, you’ll need to increase your friendship with Kubfu. Fortunately, this is much simpler than the usual methods of improving friendship with your Pokemon.