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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau


Shadow Ball is a reliable Ghost-type move with a chance of lowering Sp. Defense.

Item Location
Poké Doll Near the entrance of the cemetery when you arrive from the West (from the direction of the Iron Ruins). Next to a row of gravestones that you have to go around.
Soothe Bell Next to some gravestones near a tree further in. There’s a Pokémon Den a short distance away.
TR33 Shadow Ball Inside the ruined building adjacent to the cemetery. When you enter the next room, check the corner on the right that’s surrounded by tall grass.

Hidden Items

This hold item boosts the damage of the user’s Ghost-type moves by 20%.

Item Location
Tiny Mushroom, Big Mushroom etc. Arriving via the west (from the direction of the Iron Ruins), there are two gaps in the fencing, along the center. Go through the gap on the right, then search the nearby tree that’s to the right of a Pokémon Den.
Tiny Mushroom, Big Root etc. From the previous tree, go left through the nearby tall grass. After exiting the grass, search the tree that’s immediately on the right.
Pecha Berry Facing this second tree, go around and search the gravestones on its right.
Rare Candy Turn so you’re facing the brick wall just ahead. Go up to the wall and pass through the tall grass on the left. Search the corner where the wall meets the fencing. [Doesn’t respawn.]
Fancy Apple Face the brick wall again. Now head over to the other corner on the right. Then search the inner corner of the fencing.
Net Ball, Nest Ball etc. Head towards the nearby road that runs alongside the cemetery. While facing the mountain wall, follow the road right. Just before reaching the tall grass, search near the wall, where there are many bushes.
Big Mushroom, Energy Root etc. Follow the road in the opposite direction, while hugging the wall. Search the next tree along.
Pearl String Turn so your back is facing the wall. Straight ahead, there’s the remains of a building. To the right of its entrance is a lone gravestone. Check it out if you’re brave. [Doesn’t respawn.]
Star Piece, Stardust etc. Stroll inside the ruined building. Go around the abandoned field from the left. Then search below the pedestal.
Revival Herb, Super Potion etc. When you enter the ruined building, turn right. Search the plants near the fallen cart.
Spell Tag, Cleanse Tag etc. Head further inside the ruined building. In the room with a Pokémon Den, go over to the far corner, where there’s a boulder nearby.
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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2024
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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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