Some Pokemon are more memorable than others. For instance, Pokemon Sword and Shield have introduced the Milcery-Alcremie line, which promises to be remembered even once the series moves on from Generation VIII. To an extent, this is because of their special evolution, though there are other factors as well. In short, Milcery is called the Cream Pokemon, which is wholly unsurprising when it is a literal splash of cream. Lore-wise, there are a couple of notable things that have been said about it. One would be that it is supposed to have come in to existence from sweet-smelling particles floating about in the air. The other would be that it seems to bring good luck to the patisseries that it chooses to visit. Both of which fit in well with its classification as a Fairy-type Pokemon.
Moving on, Alcremie is still called the Cream Pokemon, which still makes sense because it is a mass of whipped cream in the very rough semblance of a human form. In particular, it is interesting to note the dollop on top as well as the two loop-like bangs that make for a very feminine impression. Something that is wholly unsurprising when one learns that the species is 100 percent female. Generally speaking, Alcremie are not particularly combative Pokemon, as shown by how it will run from battle by using its cream to either blind its opponent or soothe its opponent into losing their interest in fighting. However, it would be a real mistake to think that Alcremie cannot fight at all.
This is particularly when Alcremie enters into its Gigantamax form. For those who are unfamiliar, Gigantamax causes the very small Alcremie to turn into a huge, five-tiered cake with its standard form making up the very top tier. In its form, it can soak up blows because its cream will harden upon impact, with harder blows making for harder cream. Moreover, it can shoot entire swarms of cream-based missiles that are packed full of calories.
Having said that, there is the matter of evolution as well. Simply put, there are 63 potential versions of Alcremie, which is based on the sweet in its hair as well as the flavor of its cream. This isn’t the first time that the Pokemon series has introduced a Pokemon with multiple versions to make it more collectible than otherwise possible. However, Alcremie is something of a standout in that the player can determine the form of Alcremie that they get.
How Can You Get the Different Forms of Alcremie?
First, there is the sweet (https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Sweet) that will determine the Alcremie’s eye color as well as the Alcremie’s hair decoration. In total, there are seven sweets that can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Out of the seven, most can be obtained by fighting it out in the Battle Cafes. The rewards for victories in said locations are random, so it might take some time for interested individuals to get their hands on their desired sweet. However, there are three locations in Motostoke, Hammerlocke, and Wyndon, each of which can be challenged once a day. As such, getting the desired sweet is no more than a matter of time for those who are diligent about grinding these locations.
As for the remaining two sweets, they are the Star Sweet and the Ribbon Sweet. Unfortunately, these must be obtained by completing Milcery Max Raid battles made available through Wild Area News. Be warned that said battles can provide every single one of the sweets that exist in the games rather than just these two. Moreover, these battles are available for just a limited time, meaning that interested individuals might want to rush to get them whenever they have the chance.
Moving on, a Milcery can evolve when it is holding on to a sweet. As mentioned earlier, the choice of sweet will determine their eye color as well as their hair decoration. However, the Milcery won’t undergone evolution until the player spins and strikes a pose with the previous condition having been met. The flavor of the resulting Alcremie will depend on three factors, which can be summed up as the time of the day, the length of the spin, and the direction of the spin.
In total, there are nine flavors of Alcremie. First, there is a Vanilla Alcremie, which requires a clockwise spin of less than 5 seconds’ duration during the day. Second, there is a Ruby Alcremie, which requires an anti-clockwise spin of less than 5 seconds duration during the day. Third, there is a Matcha Alcremie, which requires a clockwise spin of less than 5 seconds’ duration during the night. Fourth, there is a Mint Alcremie, which requires an anti-clockwise spin of more than 5 seconds’ duration during the night. Fifth, there is a Lemon Alcremie, which requires a clockwise spin of more than 5 seconds’ duration during the night. Sixth, there is a Salted Alcremie, which requires an anti-clockwise spin of less than 5 seconds’ duration during the night. Seventh, there is a Ruby Swirl Alcremie, which requires an anti-clockwise spin of more than 5 seconds’ duration during the day. Eighth, there is a Caramel Swirl Alcremie, which requires a clockwise spin of more than 5 seconds’ duration during the day. Ninth, there is a Rainbow Swirl Alcremie, which requires an anti-clockwise spin of more than 10 seconds between 7:00 PM and 7:59 PM in the game.
Besides these, it should be mentioned that there is a Shiny version of Alcremie as well. However, while the sweet will still influence a Shiny Alcremie’s eyes as well as hair decoration, its other colors will always remain the same. As such, there are seven Shiny versions of Alcremie rather than another 63 versions of Alcremie. Unfortunately, there is no magical method for people who want to get their hands on a Shiny Alcremie. Simply put, the chances of interested individuals are very, very low even when they are doing everything that they can to max out those chances, meaning that in the end, it is very much a matter of pure stubbornness rather than anything that can be called technique. Shiny Pokemon are prized for excellent reason, with the Alcremie species being no exception to the rule.