Den A

Coming from near the base camp, straight ahead, across a row of tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sneasel Dark/Ice ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Impidimp Dark/Fairy ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Morgrem Dark/Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Linoone (Galarian) Dark/Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Grimmsnarl Dark/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Absol Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Obstagoon Dark/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Weavile Dark/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Impidimp Dark/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Absol Dark ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Sneasel Dark/Ice ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 55%
Thievul Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Liepard Dark ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Absol Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Grimmsnarl Dark/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Weavile Dark/Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Grimmsnarl (GMax) Dark/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den B

From the base camp exit, turn right. This den is in the middle of some trees.

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

From the previous den, go through the nearby tall grass. This den is in the corner, where no tall grass has grown.

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 D

Follow this right-hand side path away from Freezington. There’s a den by the rocky wall on the left, as you go around a corner.

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 E

Coming from near the mayor’s house, keep going towards the transition to the Giant’s Bed. Go right and you’ll find this final den on the other side of 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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  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
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  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
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  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
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