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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) To awaken Spiritomb from its slumber, you need to connect with many players like yourself.

To awaken Spiritomb from its slumber, you need to connect with many players like yourself. (left), The island where you can encounter the Mythical Pokémon Keldeo. (right)

For convenience’s sake, we’ve arbitrarily divided the zone into two halves.

The “north/east” half covers the area near the entrances to the Lakeside Cave and Dyna Tree Hill (when you travel clockwise after arriving from the Giant’s Bed). Meanwhile, the “south/west” half is everything else (when you travel anti-clockwise instead). Both halves will join up when you approach the opposite end of the zone.

Spiritomb’s Gravestone

Towards the far east, there’s a section of lower ground, accessible by a slope that’s partially obscured by a stretch of tall grass. Should you reach the farthest end of this section, there’s a curious gravestone in front of a tree. This is where you can summon a Spiritomb.

Curry with Keldeo

Towards the centre of this zone, surrounding Dyna Tree Hill, is the lake itself. If you enter the lake via the slope near Dyna Tree Hill or the entrance via the Giant’s Bed, you can reach a suspicious island by the south-western corner. This island has two trees; near one of the trees is a cooking pot. After catching the Swords of Justice, you can trigger Keldeo to appear here.


Trade a Feebas holding this to evolve it into the marvelous Milotic.

North/East Side

Item Location
Prism Scale Turn right after arriving from the Giant’s Bed. Head towards the tree in the far corner, next to the river.
TR20 Substitute Follow the zone clock-wise. First, keep to the right and go down the slope that doesn’t lead to the Lakeside Cave. Next, keep to the left when you’re near Dyna Tree Hill. Go down the slope ahead that leads to lower ground. Then turn left and navigate between the tall grass. At the end, you’ll find this sitting in front of a rock on the left.
PP Up Instead of turning left at the previous slope, turn right. Go around the tall grass and look for a tree near the edge, past a berry tree.

South/West Side

Item Location
Metronome Go back up the slope and continue traveling clockwise. There should be some tall grass in the middle of the path. After you’ve gone past it, search between the next two patches of tall grass. There’s a den nearby.
Bottle Cap Past the two patches of tall grass, there are some abandoned fields along the right. Go past the fields and you’ll find this sitting inside the remnants of an old building.
Chipped Pot Go back a bit and head through the side path towards the left, through some tall grass. There will be a den along this path. You’ll find this sneaky bugger hiding among the plants by the corner of the abandoned building on the right.
Rare Candy Go around the abandoned building until you reach the dirty pathway. Hop across the road and go around the tall grass on the left. This item is sitting by a tree near the land’s edge.
Dawn Stone Either cut through the tall grass ahead or go around from the right. In any case, follow the road ahead, while keeping to the right. You should find this item by the corner, past a tree.
TR65 Energy Ball Go right from the pathway leading up to Dyna Tree Hill (while facing away from the humongous tree). Head down the nearby slope and enter the water. Swim all the way forward, towards an island with two trees. You’ll find this TR next to the tree on the right.

Berry Trees

North/East Side

Item Location
Tamato Berry Turn left after arriving from the Giant’s Bed. Past some tall grass.
Kelpsy Berry Straight ahead when you arrive from the Giant’s Bed. To the right of the slope leading to the water. This one also requires wading through some tall grass.
Wiki Berry, Figy Berry etc. Turn right when coming from the Giant’s Bed. This tree is next to a normal tree, near where you turn a corner.
Pomeg Berry Head clockwise around the zone, keeping towards the left side of the path. As you go up the slope towards the Lakeside Cave, this tree is on the right, surrounded by tall grass.
Grepa Berry Turn around and head down the slope along the right-hand side. You’ll reach a different entrance to the Lakeside Cave. This tree is on the left, surrounded by tall grass.
Sitrus Berry, Iapapa Berry etc. To the left of the pathway leading to Dyna Tree Hill (when facing the massive tree). Near a slope that leads to the water.
Hondew Berry Head clockwise from the pathway that leads to Dyna Tree Hill, while sticking to the left. Up ahead, there’s a slope that leads to lower ground. Go down the slope, then turn left and wade through the long stretch of tall grass towards the left.
Chople Berry, Occa Berry etc. Instead of turning left from the slope, turn right. This tree is close by.

South/West Side

Item Location
Mago Berry, Aguav Berry etc. Go back up the slope and continue traveling clockwise. When you reach the abandoned fields along the right, turn left and you’ll find this tree near the remnants of a building.
Qualot Berry Return to the abandoned fields and follow the road ahead. On the left, there should be some tall grass surrounding a Pokémon Den. Once you’ve gone past it, go through the next patch of tall grass on the left. This tree is in the middle of the grass.

Hidden Items

(1 of 2) A Pokémon holding this can immediately execute a move that normally requires a turn to charge (such as Solar Beam or Xerneas’s Geomancy).

A Pokémon holding this can immediately execute a move that normally requires a turn to charge (such as Solar Beam or Xerneas’s Geomancy). (left), This hold item releases a Pokémon from moves that prevent it from using its own moves, such as Attract, Encore or Taunt. (right)

North/East Side

South/West Side

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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2024
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Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.

In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.

The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

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Version 1.2

  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
  • Details of all 16 new Wild Areas, including Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All the new Max Raid Dens: Locations and Featured Pokémon.
  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.
  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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