Den J

Continue traveling clockwise. On the right, there will be some abandoned fields. Keep to the left and you’ll find this den along a side path, through the tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Timburr Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Golett Ground/Ghost ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Carkol Rock/Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Gurdurr Fighting ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Golurk Ground/Ghost ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Conkeldurr Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Coalossal Rock/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Falinks Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Tyrogue Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Gurdurr Fighting ☆☆ - 25% [Sword], ☆☆ - 45% [Shield], ☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 55% [Shield]
Sirfetch’d [Sword] Fighting ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Golurk Ground/Ghost ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Conkeldurr Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 30% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]
Hitmonlee [Sword] Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Hitmonchan [Shield] Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Hitmontop Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Machamp (GMax) [Sword] Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Machamp [Shield] Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den K

Go forward, while following the edge of the tall grass. This next den is sitting near the very edge of the land, near a lone tree.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Eevee Normal ☆/☆☆ - 100%, ☆☆☆ - 63%, ☆☆☆☆ - 31%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 7%
Flareon Fire ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Jolteon Electric ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Vaporeon Water ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Espeon Psychic ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Umbreon Dark ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Leafeon Grass ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Glaceon Ice ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Sylveon Fairy ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Eevee Normal ☆/☆☆ - 100%, ☆☆☆ - 63%, ☆☆☆☆ - 31%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 7%
Flareon Fire ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Jolteon Electric ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Vaporeon Water ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Espeon Psychic ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Umbreon Dark ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Leafeon Grass ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Glaceon Ice ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%
Sylveon Fairy ☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆ - 8%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 11%

Den L

Turn so you’re facing the massive tree at Dyna Tree Hill. Go forward and you’ll find this den to the left of the road, encircled by tall grass and collapsed buildings.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sinistea (Phony) Ghost ☆/☆☆ - 100%, ☆☆☆ - 92%, ☆☆☆☆ - 91%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 90%
Sinistea (Antique) Ghost ☆☆☆ - 3%, ☆☆☆☆ - 4%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sinistea (Phony) Ghost ☆ - 99%, ☆☆ - 97%, ☆☆☆ - 90%, ☆☆☆☆ - 88% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 73% [Shield]
Alcremie [Shield] Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sinistea (Antique) Ghost ☆ - 1%, ☆☆ - 3%, ☆☆☆ - 5%, ☆☆☆☆ - 7%
Polteageist (Phony) Ghost ☆☆☆☆☆ - 51%
Polteageist (Antique) Ghost ☆☆☆☆☆ - 9%
Alcremie (GMax) Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den M

Go through the tall grass, along the left side. This den is sitting between this tall grass and the next patch of grass. If you want to avoid the tall grass, go around the right instead.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Cleffa Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Carbink Rock/Fairy ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Hatenna Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Hattrem Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Clefairy Fairy ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Clefable Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Whimsicott Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Hatterene Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Carbink Rock/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Cottonee Grass/Fairy ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Clefairy Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Whimsicott Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Weezing (Galarian) Poison/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Hatterene Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Clefable Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Hatterene (GMax) Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den N

Turn right from the pathway leading to Dyna Tree Hill (with your back to the massive tree). Go down the slope that leads to the water. This den is immediately on the right. You’ll need a bike that can traverse water.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Omanyte [Sword] Rock/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Kabuto [Shield] Rock/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Feebas Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Whiscash Water/Ground ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Basculin Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Omastar [Sword] Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Kabutops [Shield] Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Milotic Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Relicanth Water/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Feebas Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Omanyte [Sword] Rock/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Kabuto [Shield] Rock/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Relicanth Water/Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Basculin Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Kingler Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Omastar [Sword] Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kabutops [Shield] Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Milotic Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kingler (GMax) Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den O

Follow the water clockwise around Dyna Tree Hill. This den is located before an island with two trees.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Baltoy [Sword] Ground/Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Ponyta (Galarian) [Shield] Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Mr. Mime (Galarian) Ice/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Gothorita [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Duosion [Shield] Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Claydol Ground/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword]
Rapidash (Galarian) [Shield] Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Indeedee (male) [Sword] Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Indeedee (female) [Shield] Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gothitelle [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Reuniclus [Shield] Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Bronzong Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Indeedee (male) [Sword] Psychic/Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Indeedee (female) [Shield] Psychic/Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gothita [Sword] Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Duosion [Shield] Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Mr. Mime (Galarian) Ice/Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Slowpoke (Galarian) Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Metang Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gothitelle [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Reuniclus [Shield] Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Metagross Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den P

Continue clockwise from the island with two trees. This den is just around the corner. If you enter the water from the slope near the Giant’s Bed entrance, it’s nearby on the right.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Dreepy Dragon/Ghost ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Phantump Ghost/Grass ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Mimikyu Ghost/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Snorunt Ice ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Drakloak Ghost/Dragon ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mawile [Sword] Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Sableye [Shield] Dark/Ghost ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Glalie Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Froslass Ice/Ghost ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Trevenant Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Dreepy Ghost/Dragon ☆ - 100%, ☆☆ - 80%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Haunter [Sword] Ghost/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Corsola (Galarian) [Shield] Ghost ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Mawile [Sword] Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sableye [Shield] Dark/Ghost ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Trevenant Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 45% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield]
Cursola [Shield] Ghost ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Dragapult Ghost/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Gengar [Sword] Ghost/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Gengar (GMax) [Shield] Ghost/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den Q

Follow the water clockwise to the very end. Do we even need to tell you that this final den is waiting for you there?

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Druddigon Dragon ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Bagon [Sword] Dragon ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Gible [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Tyrunt Rock/Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Shelgon [Sword] Dragon ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gabite [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dratini Dragon ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Tyrantrum Rock/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Salamence [Sword] Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Garchomp [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Duraludon Steel/Dragon ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Bagon [Sword] Dragon ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Gible [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Tyrunt Rock/Dragon ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Turtonator [Sword] Fire/Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Drampa [Shield] Normal/Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Shelgon [Sword] Dragon ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gabite [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dragonite Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Tyrantrum Rock/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Salamence [Sword] Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Garchomp [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Duraludon (GMax) Steel/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Guide Information

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