Den A

Arriving from the Giant’s Bed, this den is by the corner directly ahead of the entrance.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Swablu Normal/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Wooloo Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Munchlax Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Greedent Normal ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dubwool Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Altaria Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Snorlax Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Swablu Normal/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Skwovet Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Greedent Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dubwool Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Altaria Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Snorlax Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Snorlax (GMax) Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den B

Once you’ve through the really, really long stretch of tall grass, this den’s on the left, next to a worn down brick wall.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Omanyte [Sword] Rock/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Kabuto [Shield] Rock/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Feebas Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Whiscash Water/Ground ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Basculin Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Omastar [Sword] Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Kabutops [Shield] Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Milotic Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Relicanth Water/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Feebas Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Omanyte [Sword] Rock/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Kabuto [Shield] Rock/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Relicanth Water/Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Basculin Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Kingler Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Omastar [Sword] Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kabutops [Shield] Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Milotic Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kingler (GMax) Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den C

To the left of the entrance to Roaring-Sea Caves (when facing the entrance).

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Gossifleur Grass ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Anorith Rock/Bug (☆ - 40% , ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]) (☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield])
Lileep Rock/Grass (☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]) (☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield])
Eldegoss Grass ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Armaldo Rock/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield]
Cradily Rock/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield]
Araquanid Water/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Ferrothorn Grass/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Anorith Rock/Bug (☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword]) (☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield])
Lileep Rock/Grass (☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]) (☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30% [Shield])
Araquanid Water/Bug ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Butterfree Bug/Flying ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Armaldo Rock/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Shield]
Cradily Rock/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield]
Eldegoss Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Butterfree (GMax) Bug/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den D

Across the river, near the abandoned fields. You need a bike that can travel over water.

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 E

After crossing the river, turn left and go in-between the building ruins. Take the next left. There should be a berry tree here. Head for the farthest corner and you’ll find this den through some tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Dreepy Dragon/Ghost ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Phantump Ghost/Grass ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Mimikyu Ghost/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Snorunt Ice ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Drakloak Ghost/Dragon ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mawile [Sword] Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Sableye [Shield] Dark/Ghost ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Glalie Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Froslass Ice/Ghost ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Trevenant Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Dreepy Ghost/Dragon ☆ - 100%, ☆☆ - 80%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Haunter [Sword] Ghost/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Corsola (Galarian) [Shield] Ghost ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Mawile [Sword] Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sableye [Shield] Dark/Ghost ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Trevenant Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆ - 30% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 45% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield]
Cursola [Shield] Ghost ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Dragapult Ghost/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Gengar [Sword] Ghost/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Gengar (GMax) [Shield] Ghost/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

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.

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  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
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  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
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  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
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  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
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