Zygarde is a beast in Dynamax Adventures, easily capable of obliterating teams.

Here are all the possible Legendary Pokémon that you can encounter at the end of a Dynamax Adventure. If a Pokémon is listed as being in “Sword only” or “Shield only”, this only applies when hosting your own Dynamax Adventure. If you join somebody else’s, you can encounter Pokémon not in your own game.

Similar to past games, you may only catch one of a particular Legendary Pokémon. After catching this Pokémon, you can encounter it again, but it will disappear after defeating it. Also, you may catch a Legendary and choose not to keep it–in this scenario, you can encounter and catch it again (useful for shiny-hunting).

Should you reach a Legendary Pokémon but either fail to defeat it or choose not to keep it, the scientist at the front will let you save a path to the Legendary, for future adventures. This will guarantee the Legendary at the end. Up to 3 paths can be saved. Peonia also offers random paths after each adventure, in exchange for 5 Dynite Ore.

Kanto Region (#001 to #151)

Number Name Type 1 Type 2 Notes/Caution
144 Articuno Ice Flying -
145 Zapdos Electric Flying -
156 Moltres Fire Flying -
150 Mewtwo Psychic - -

Johto Region (#152 to #251)

Number Name Type 1 Type 2 Notes/Caution
243 Raikou Electric - -
244 Entei Fire - -
245 Suicune Water - The first Legendary you’ll find.
249 Lugia Psychic Flying Shield only.
250 Ho-oh Fire Flying Sword only.

Hoenn Region (#252 to #386)

Number Name Type 1 Type 2 Notes/Caution
380 Latias Dagon Psychic Shield only.
381 Latios Dragon Psychic Sword only.
382 Kyogre Water - Shield only; summons rain.
383 Groudon Ground - Sword only; summons intense sun.
384 Rayquaza Dragon Flying Negates weather.

Sinnoh Region (#387 to #493)

Number Name Type 1 Type 2 Notes/Caution
480 Uxie Psychic - -
481 Mesprit Psychic - -
482 Azelf Psychic - -
483 Dialga Steel Dragon Sword only.
484 Palkia Water Dragon Shield only.
485 Heatran Fire Steel Absorbs Fire moves.
487 Giratina Ghost Dragon -
488 Cresselia Psychic - -

Unova Region (#494 to # 649)

Number Name Type 1 Type 2 Notes/Caution
641 Tornadus Flying - Sword only.
642 Thundurus Electric Flying Shield only.
643 Reshiram Dragon Fire Sword only.
644 Zekrom Dragon Electric Shield only.
645 Landorus Ground Flying -
646 Kyurem Dragon Ice -

Kalos Region (#650 to #721)

Number Name Type 1 Type 2 Notes/Caution
716 Xerneas Fairy - Sword only; buffs Fairy moves.
717 Yveltal Dark Flying Shield only; buffs Dark moves.
718 Zygarde Dragon Ground Below 50% HP, transforms into Complete form.

Alola Region + Other (#722 to #807)

Ultra Beasts

Nihilego and onwards will only appear when you’re hosting a Dynamax Adventure after triggering the They Came from the Ultra Beyond! quest.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    23 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.

Brand New October 2020:

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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