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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-01-2020 / 23:57 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 28-01-2020 / 04:44 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

5 days ago · Guide Information · Version History

Welcome

Version History

Note: This guide is a work in progress, pages will be uploaded as soon as they are written.

January 21st 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Advanced Trainer Info:

The Breeding Process
Hyper Training and Mints

Added the following pages to Side Activities:

Introduction - Battle Tower
Ranks and Rewards - Battle Tower

January 20th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Introduction:

Brilliant Pokémon
Shiny Pokémon

Added the following pages to Advanced Trainer Info:

Introduction
Breeding Basics
Tools for Breeding

Added the following pages to Side Activities:

Curry Dex

January 17th 2020 Update:

Added the final pages to the Wild Area:

Max Raids - Lake of Outrage
Overview - Hammerlocke Hills
Overworld Encounter Data - Hammerlocke Hills
Random Encounter Data - Hammerlocke Hills
Strong Pokémon Data - Hammerlocke Hills
Max Raids - Hammerlocke Hills

January 16th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Advanced Trainer Info:

Understanding Stats
Natures
Individual Values (IVs)
Effort Values (EVs)

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Strong Pokémon Data - Giant’s Mirror
Max Raids - Giant’s Mirror
Overview - Lake of Outrage
Overworld Encounter Data - Lake of Outrage
Random Encounter Data - Lake of Outrage
Strong Pokémon Data - Lake of Outrage

January 15th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Introduction:

Pokémon Camp
Galarian Forms

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Overview - Dusty Bowl
Overworld Encounter Data - Dusty Bowl
Random Encounter Data - Dusty Bowl
Strong Pokémon Data - Dusty Bowl
Max Raids - Dusty Bowl
Overview - Giant’s Mirror
Overworld Encounter Data - Giant’s Mirror
Random Encounter Data - Giant’s Mirror

January 14th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Introduction:

Trading and Battling
Surprise Trade
Mystery Gift
Poké Ball Plus

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Overview - Giant’s Cap
Overworld Encounter Data - Giant’s Cap
Random Encounter Data - Giant’s Cap
Strong Pokémon Data - Giant’s Cap
Max Raids - Giant’s Cap

January 13th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Introduction:

Pokémon Stats
Type Match-Ups
Status Conditions
Weather and Terrain

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Overworld Encounter Data - Stony Wilderness
Random Encounter Data - Stony Wilderness
Strong Pokémon Data - Stony Wilderness
Max Raids - Stony Wilderness

January 10th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Overview - Stony Wilderness

January 9th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Introduction:

Battle Basics
Dynamax
Gigantamax
Max Raid Battles
Expansion Pass (and More)

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Overview - Bridge Field
Overworld Encounter Data - Bridge Field
Random Encounter Data - Bridge Field
Strong Pokémon Data - Bridge Field
Max Raids - Bridge Field

January 8th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Introduction:

Adventuring Tools
The Wild Area

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Strong Pokémon Data
Max Raids - North Lake Miloch
Overview - Motostoke Riverbank
Overworld Encounter Data - Motostoke Riverbank
Random Encounter Data - Motostoke Riverbank
Strong Pokémon Data - Motostoke Riverbank
Max Raids - Motostoke Riverbank

January 7th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Introduction:

New to Sword and Shield
Sword versus Shield
Adventure Basics

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Max Raids - Giant’s Seat
Overview - North Lake Miloch
Overworld Encounter Rate - North Lake Miloch
Random Encounter Data - North Lake Miloch

January 6th 2020 Update:

Added the following pages to Introduction:

Controls

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Max Raids - South Lake Miloch
Overview - Giant’s Seat
Overworld Encounter Data - Giant’s Seat
Random Encounter Data - Giant’s Seat
Strong Pokémon Data - Giant’s Seat

December 19th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Strong Pokémon - South Lake Miloch

December 17th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Overview - South Lake Miloch
Overworld Encounter Data - South Lake Miloch
Random Encounter Data - South Lake Miloch

December 9th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Strong Pokémon Data - Axew’s Eye
Max Raids - Axew’s Eye

December 6th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Max Raids - East Lake Axewell
Overview - Axew’s Eye
Overworld Encounter Data - Axew’s Eye
Random Encounter Data - Axew’s Eye

December 5th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

Slumbering Weald (Revisited)
Trouble in Hammerlocke
Wyndon Stadium (Champion)
Sword and Shield
Big Trouble in Little Galar (Part 1)
Big Trouble in Little Galar (Part 2)
Zacian and Zamazenta
Hop’s Final Challenge
Loose Ends

December 4th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Overview - East Lake Axewell
Overworld Encounter Data - East Axewell Lake
Random Encounter Data - East Axewell Lake
Strong Pokémon Data - East Axewell Lake

December 3rd 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

Route 7 (Part 2)
Hammerlocke Stadium (Dragon)
Route 10
Wyndon
Wyndon Stadium (Semifinals)
Wyndon Chase
Rose Tower
Wyndon Stadium (Finals)

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Max Raids - West Axewell Lake

December 2nd 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the walkthough:

Back to Stow-on-Side
Glimwood Tangle
Ballonlea
Ballonlea Stadium (Fairy)
Route 7
Route 8
Circhester
Circhester Stadium (Rock)
Circhester Stadium (Ice)
Back to Circhester
Route 9
Spikemuth (Dark)

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Overview - West Axewell Lake
Overworld Encounter Data - West Axewell Lake
Random Encounter Data - West Axewell Lake
Strong Pokémon Data - West Axewell Lake

November 28th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

Route 6
Stow-on-Side
Stow-on-Side Stadium (Fighting)
Stow-on-Side Stadium (Ghost)

November 27th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

East Lake Axewell to Bridge Field
Stony Wilderness to Hammerlocke Hills
Hammerlocke

November 26th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

Route 5
Hulbury
Hulbury Stadium (Water)
Galar Mine No.2
Motostoke Outskirts
Motostoke Stadium (Fire)

Added the following pages to The Wild Area:

Max Raids - Dappled Grove
Overview - Watchtower Ruins
Overworld Encounter Data - Watchtower Ruins
Random Encounter Data - Watchtower Ruins
Strong Pokémon Data - Watchtower Ruins
Max Raids - Watchtower Ruins

November 25th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

Route 3
Galar Mine
Route 4
Turffield
Turffield Stadium (Grass)

Added the following pages to The Wild Area:

Overview - Dappled Grove
Overworld Encounter Data - Dappled Grove
Random Encounter Data - Dappled Grove
Strong Pokémon Data - Dappled Grove

November 22nd 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

Rolling Fields
East Lake Axewell
Motostoke

Added the following page to the Wild Area:

Max Raids - Rolling Fields

November 21st 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

Wedgehurst (Proper)
Route 2
Entering the Wild Area

Added the following pages to the Wild Area:

Random Encounter Data - Rolling Fields
Strong Pokemon Data - Rolling Fields

November 20th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to the Walkthrough:

Starting the Game
Postwick
Route 1 & Wedgehurst
Your First Pokemon
Slumbering Weald
Route 1 Revisited

Added the following pages to The Wild Area:

What Is The Wild Area?
Overview - Rolling Fields
Overworld Encounter Data - Rolling Fields

November 15th 2019 Update:

Added the following pages to Tips and Tricks:

10 Tips To Get You Started

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    22 January 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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