Den A

After going up the first couple of stairs, this den is up ahead, along the left side of the path. There’s a rock just before it.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Druddigon Dragon ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Bagon [Sword] Dragon ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Gible [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Tyrunt Rock/Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Shelgon [Sword] Dragon ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gabite [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dratini Dragon ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Tyrantrum Rock/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Salamence [Sword] Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Garchomp [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Duraludon Steel/Dragon ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Bagon [Sword] Dragon ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Gible [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Tyrunt Rock/Dragon ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Turtonator [Sword] Fire/Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Drampa [Shield] Normal/Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Shelgon [Sword] Dragon ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gabite [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dragonite Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Tyrantrum Rock/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Salamence [Sword] Dragon/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Garchomp [Shield] Dragon/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Duraludon (GMax) Steel/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den B

Going forward along the mountain path, this is the first den on the right.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Aron Steel/Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Durant Bug/Steel ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Beldum Steel/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Lairon Steel/Rock ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Metang Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Corviknight Flying/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Copperajah Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aggron Rock/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Aron Steel/Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Meowth (Galarian) Steel ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Durant Bug/Steel ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Lairon Steel/Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Perrserker Steel ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 50%
Copperajah Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Aggron Rock/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Metagross Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Copperajah (GMax) Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den C

This is the next den on the right, not too far from the previous one. It’s before the ledge overlooking the landscape.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Baltoy [Sword] Ground/Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Ponyta (Galarian) [Shield] Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Mr. Mime (Galarian) Ice/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Gothorita [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Duosion [Shield] Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Claydol Ground/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% [Sword]
Rapidash (Galarian) [Shield] Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Indeedee (male) [Sword] Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Indeedee (female) [Shield] Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gothitelle [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Reuniclus [Shield] Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Bronzong Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Indeedee (male) [Sword] Psychic/Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Indeedee (female) [Shield] Psychic/Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gothita [Sword] Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Duosion [Shield] Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Mr. Mime (Galarian) Ice/Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Slowpoke (Galarian) Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Metang Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gothitelle [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Reuniclus [Shield] Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Metagross Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 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.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
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