Den A

When you arrive on the shore of Ballimere Lake from the Giant’s Bed, this den is immediately on the left. You’ll need to go around the slope, then cut through some tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Swablu Normal/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Wooloo Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Munchlax Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Greedent Normal ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dubwool Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Altaria Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Snorlax Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Swablu Normal/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Skwovet Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Greedent Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dubwool Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Altaria Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Snorlax Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Snorlax (GMax) Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den B

Straight ahead when you arrive from the Giant’s Bed. It’s on the left of the slope leading down to the water.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Zubat Poison/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Noibat Flying/Dragon ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Swablu Normal/Flying ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Golbat Poison/Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Corvisquire Flying ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Altaria Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Noivern Flying/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Corviknight Flying/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Crobat Poison/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Zubat Poison/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Woobat Psychic/Flying ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Corvisquire Flying ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Golbat Poison/Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Swoobat Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Corviknight Flying/Steel ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Aerodactyl Rock/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Altaria Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Crobat Poison/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Noivern Flying/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Corviknight (GMax) Flying/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den C

Start heading clockwise around the zone. This den is along the left, near where the slope splits in two directions–one going up towards the Lakeside Cave and another going downwards.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Nidoran (F) Poison (☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword]) (☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield])
Zubat Poison/Flying ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Nidoran (M) Poison (☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]) (☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30% [Shield])
Nidorina Poison ☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Nidorino Poison ☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Nidoqueen Poison/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield]
Golbat Poison/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Nidoking Poison/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Zubat Poison/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Trubbish Poison ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Nidorina [Sword] Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Nidorino [Shield] Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Slowpoke (Galarian) Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Golbat Poison/Flying ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Garbodor Poison ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Nidoqueen Poison/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Shield]
Nidoking Poison/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]
Crobat Poison/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Garbodor (GMax) Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den D

Follow the left-hand side slope that leads up to the Lakeside Cave. This den is also along the left, partially surrounded by tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Stonjourner [Sword] Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Rolycoly [Shield] Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Aron Steel/Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Carkol [Shield] Rock/Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lairon Steel/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mawile [Sword] Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Sableye [Shield] Dark/Ghost ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Carbink Rock/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aggron Steel/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Coalossal Rock/Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mawile [Sword] Steel/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sableye [Shield] Dark/Ghost ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aron Steel/Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Lairon Steel/Rock ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 55%
Shuckle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Coalossal Rock/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aggron Steel/Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Coalossal (GMax) Rock/Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den E

Follow the right-hand side slope that takes you further into the zone. After going down the slope, this den is on the left, completely surrounded by tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Magby Fire ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Sizzlipede Fire/Bug ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Heatmor Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lampent Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Magmar Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Centiskorch Fire/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Chandelure Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Magmortar Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Magby Fire ☆ - 100%, ☆☆ - 55%
Magmar Fire ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Heatmor Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Centiskorch Fire/Bug ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Chandelure Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Ninetales [Sword] Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Arcanine [Shield] Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Magmortar Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Centiskorch (GMax) Fire/Bug ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den F

Continue clockwise while sticking to the left. After going past the pathway leading to Dyna Tree Hill, there’s a slope that leads to a section of lower ground. Go down the slope and you’ll find this den when you turn left.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Gossifleur Grass ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Anorith Rock/Bug (☆ - 40% , ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]) (☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield])
Lileep Rock/Grass (☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]) (☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield])
Eldegoss Grass ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Armaldo Rock/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield]
Cradily Rock/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield]
Araquanid Water/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Ferrothorn Grass/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Anorith Rock/Bug (☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword]) (☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield])
Lileep Rock/Grass (☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]) (☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30% [Shield])
Araquanid Water/Bug ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Butterfree Bug/Flying ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Armaldo Rock/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Shield]
Cradily Rock/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]
Eldegoss Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Butterfree (GMax) Bug/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den G

Go back up the slope and continue heading clockwise. There will be a long stretch of tall grass in the middle of the path. This den is located on the right, across a hurdle of tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Nidoran (F) Poison (☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword]) (☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield])
Zubat Poison/Flying ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Nidoran (M) Poison (☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]) (☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30% [Shield])
Nidorina Poison ☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Nidorino Poison ☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Nidoqueen Poison/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield]
Golbat Poison/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Nidoking Poison/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Zubat Poison/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Trubbish Poison ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Nidorina [Sword] Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Nidorino [Shield] Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Slowpoke (Galarian) Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Golbat Poison/Flying ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Garbodor Poison ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Nidoqueen Poison/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Shield]
Nidoking Poison/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]
Crobat Poison/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Garbodor (GMax) Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den H

Go forward, while sticking towards the left. There’s a small side path on the left, overlooking the ocean. This den can be found there, by the land’s edge.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Magby Fire ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Sizzlipede Fire/Bug ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Heatmor Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lampent Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Magmar Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Centiskorch Fire/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Chandelure Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Magmortar Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Magby Fire ☆ - 100%, ☆☆ - 55%
Magmar Fire ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Heatmor Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Centiskorch Fire/Bug ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Chandelure Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Ninetales [Sword] Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Arcanine [Shield] Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Magmortar Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Centiskorch (GMax) Fire/Bug ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den I

Return to the main path and carry on following it clockwise. This den is along the left, parallel to some tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Elekid Electric ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Joltik Bug/Electric ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Electabuzz Electric ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Mimikyu Ghost/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Galvantula Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Electivire Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Elekid Electric ☆ - 100%, ☆☆ - 55%
Dedenne Electric/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Galvantula Bug/Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Electabuzz Electric ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Toxtricity Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Electivire Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Toxtricity (GMax) Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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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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  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
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  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
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