(1 of 2) Female Nidoran

Female Nidoran (left), Male Nidoran (right)

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy 20%
Nidoran (F) Poison 20%
Nidoran (M) Poison 20%
Shelmet Bug 20%
Wooloo Normal 20%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy 20%
Nidoran (F) Poison 20%
Nidoran (M) Poison 20%
Shelmet Bug 20%
Swablu Normal/Flying 20%

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy 20%
Nidoran (F) Poison 20%
Nidoran (M) Poison 20%
Shelmet Bug 20%
Dewpider Water/Bug 20%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Dewpider Water/Bug 18%
Elekid Electric 18%
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy 16%
Nidoran (F) Poison 16%
Nidoran (M) Poison 16%
Shelmet Bug 16%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Wooloo Normal 18%
Magby Fire 18%
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy 16%
Nidoran (F) Poison 16%
Nidoran (M) Poison 16%
Shelmet Bug 16%

Snowing and Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy 20%
Nidoran (F) Poison 20%
Nidoran (M) Poison 20%
Shelmet Bug 20%
Vanillite Ice 20%

Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy 20%
Nidoran (F) Poison 20%
Nidoran (M) Poison 20%
Shelmet Bug 20%
Hatenna Psychic 20%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Skwovet Normal 80%
Greedent Normal 20%

Fishing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Magikarp Water 20%
Barboach Water/Ground 20%
Basculin Water 20%
Gyarados Water/Flying 15%
Whiscash Water/Ground 15%
Lileep Rock/Grass 10%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    25 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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