In the water, Avalugg appear as diamond-shaped glaciers with a corrugated pattern.

Clear - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Spheal Ice/Water 45% [Sword], 37% [Shield]
Avalugg Ice 44% [Sword], 37% [Shield]
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%
Audino Normal 1%

Minus Thunderstorm, Snow & Snowstorm - Water

Name Type Encounter Rate
Avalugg Ice 45% [Sword], 38% [Shield]
Wailmer Water 45% [Sword], 37% [Shield]
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%

Overcast - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Spheal Ice/Water 30% [Sword], 22% [Shield]
Avalugg Ice 29% [Sword], 22% [Shield]
Swablu Normal/Flying 15%
Sneasel Dark/Ice 15%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%
Audino Normal 1%

Raining - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Spheal Ice/Water 30% [Sword], 22% [Shield]
Araquanid Water/Bug 30%
Avalugg Ice 29% [Sword], 22% [Shield]
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%
Audino Normal 1%

Thunderstorm - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Spheal Ice/Water 25% [Sword], 17% [Shield]
Avalugg Ice 24% [Sword], 17% [Shield]
Araquanid Water/Bug 20%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%
Electabuzz Electric 10%
Pincurchin Electric 10%
Audino Normal 1%

Thunderstorm - Water

Name Type Encounter Rate
Avalugg Ice 35% [Sword], 28% [Shield]
Wailmer Water 35% [Sword], 27% [Shield]
Pincurchin Electric 20%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%

Snowing - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Spheal Ice/Water 30% [Sword], 22% [Shield]
Avalugg Ice 29% [Sword], 22% [Shield]
Vanillish Ice 15%
Beartic Ice 15%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%
Audino Normal 1%

Snowing and Snowstorm - Water

Name Type Encounter Rate
Avalugg Ice 30% [Sword], 22% [Shield]
Wailmer Water 29% [Sword], 22% [Shield]
Cryogonal Ice 15%
Vanillish Ice 15%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%
Lapras Water/Ice 1%

Snowstorm - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Spheal Ice/Water 27% [Sword], 20% [Shield]
Avalugg Ice 27% [Sword], 19% [Shield]
Vanillish Ice 15%
Beartic Ice 15%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%
Absol Dark 5%
Audino Normal 1%

Fog - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Spheal Ice/Water 32% [Sword], 25% [Shield]
Avalugg Ice 32% [Sword], 24% [Shield]
Hattrem Psychic 20%
Eiscue [Shield] Ice 15%
Tirtouga Water/Rock 10%
Mimikyu Ghost/Fairy 5%
Audino Normal 1%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    28 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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