Den A

Arriving from Roaring-Sea Caves, this den is straight ahead, near some tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Cubchoo [Sword] Ice ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Spheal Ice/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Bergmite [Sword] Ice ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Sealeo Ice/Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Cryogonal Ice ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Vanilluxe Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Beartic Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Walrein Ice/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Avalugg Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Shield]
Spheal Ice/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Sealeo Ice/Water ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 50%
Avalugg Ice ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Cryogonal Ice ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Walrein Ice/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Vanilluxe Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lapras (GMax) Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den B

Enter the water up ahead, then turn left and follow the narrow path towards an isolated shore with another entrance to Roaring-Sea Caves. This den is on the right.

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%

Den C

From the initial shore, swim forward and follow the waters in an anti-clockwise direction. After going past the shore that leads to Three-Point Pass, this den is near a glacier protruding from the wall on the right.

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

Swim along the waters to the right of the large island near the center of the zone. This den is next to a glacier in the waters close to the boundary of the zone.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Cubchoo [Sword] Ice ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Spheal Ice/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Bergmite [Sword] Ice ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Sealeo Ice/Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Cryogonal Ice ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Vanilluxe Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Beartic Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Walrein Ice/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Avalugg Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Shield]
Spheal Ice/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Sealeo Ice/Water ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 50%
Avalugg Ice ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Cryogonal Ice ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Walrein Ice/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Vanilluxe Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lapras (GMax) Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den E

Located above the large, central island. It’s near a giant iceberg at the boundary of the zone, roughly halfway across. If looking from the island, it’s to the left of the iceberg.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Smoochum Ice/Psychic ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Darumaka (Galarian) [Sword] Ice ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Swinub [Shield] Ice/Ground ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Amaura Rock/Ice ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Piloswine Ice/Ground ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Abomasnow Grass/Ice ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Jynx Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Frosmoth Ice/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 30% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]
Darmanitan (Galarian) [Sword] Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aurorus Rock/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Glalie Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Snorunt Ice ☆ - 60% [Sword], ☆ - 100% [Shield] ☆☆ - 30% [Sword], ☆☆ - 55% [Shield]
Darumaka (Galarian) [Sword] Ice ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Smoochum Ice/Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Amaura Rock/Ice ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Glalie Ice ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Abomasnow Grass/Ice ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Jynx Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Frosmoth Ice/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 30% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]
Darmanitan (Galarian) [Sword] Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aurorus Rock/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mamoswine Ice/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den F

Near the tip of the shore of the large, central island.

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 G

Next to a boulder at the farthest end of the island.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Aron Steel/Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Durant Bug/Steel ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Beldum Steel/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Lairon Steel/Rock ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Metang Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Corviknight Flying/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Copperajah Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aggron Rock/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Aron Steel/Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Meowth (Galarian) Steel ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Durant Bug/Steel ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Lairon Steel/Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Perrserker Steel ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 50%
Copperajah Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aggron Rock/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Metagross Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Copperajah (GMax) Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

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.

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  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
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