Rusted Shield

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Rusted Shield
Rusted Shield
Rusted Shield
Rusted Shield
Model from Sword and Shield
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items

The Rusted Shield (Japanese: くちたたて Rusted Shield) is a held item introduced in Generation VIII. It is a legendary artifact associated with Zamazenta.

In the core series games

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During the climax of Pokémon Shield, the player's Rusted Shield, along with Hop's Rusted Sword, summons Zamazenta and Zacian to help the two Trainers to battle against Eternamax Eternatus at the Tower Summit. The Rusted Shield temporarily becomes Zamazenta's held item for the duration of this battle. During the post-game, the player returns the Rusted Shield to Slumbering Weald. It is soon after temporarily stolen by Shielbert, before the player defeats him in a battle and retrieves the stolen item. Before the player battles Zamazenta at the Tower Summit in order to catch it, they give the Rusted Shield to it as its held item.

In Pokémon Sword, the Rusted Shield is instead obtained by Hop. During the post-game, when he returns it to the altar at Slumbering Weald, it is stolen by Shielbert. Hop battles Shielbert, but is defeated, allowing him to get away with the item. Later, Shielbert uses the Rusted Shield to lure Zamazenta to the Tower Summit. After the player has battled Zamazenta, it flees, and Hop retrieves the Rusted Shield from Shielbert, before chasing after Zamazenta. After Hop has caught Zamazenta at Slumbering Weald, the Rusted Shield becomes its held item in the player's subsequent battles against him.

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Games Cost Sell price
SwSh N/A N/A


Changes a Zamazenta holding this item into its Crowned Shield form. In-battle, it also changes Zamazenta's Iron Head into Behemoth Bash.


Games Description
SwSh It is said that a hero used this shield to halt a terrible disaster in ancient times. But it's grown rusty and worn.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwSh Held by wild Zamazenta (100% chance)Sh


  • The Rusted Shield does not appear as an item in the player's Bag until they've caught Zamazenta holding it. This is likely done in order to prevent the player from removing the item from their Bag too early and contradicting the events of the game's story.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 腐朽的盾 Fuhnáu-dīk Téuhn
Mandarin 腐朽的盾 Fǔxiǔ-de Dùn
France Flag.png French Bouclier Rouillé
Germany Flag.png German Rostiger Schild
Italy Flag.png Italian Scudo rovinato
South Korea Flag.png Korean 녹슨방패
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escudo Oxidado

See also

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