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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

Max Lair

Directly opposite Crown Tundra Station, at the far end of this zone, is the entrance to the Max Lair. You can’t miss it, what with its brightly lit entrance. Inside, you can take on challenging Dynamax Adventures.


Cosmic Power boosts your Defense and Special Defense stats at the same time.

Item Location
Full Restore Coming from Crown Tundra Station, immediately turn right after the fencing.
Odd Incense Towards the far left, in the space surrounded by tall grass, between two trees.
TR44 Cosmic Power With your back to the Max Lair entrance, turn left. Next to a tree by the corner.
Ultra Ball From Crown Tundra Station, turn right after the tall grass. At the corner, near the edge of the zone.

Berry Trees

Item Location
Micle Berry, Aspear Berry, etc. To the right of Crown Tundra Station, if you follow the edges of the tall grass.

Hidden Items

If held by a Pokémon, their Attack stat will be boosted when they’re struck with an Ice-type move.

Item Location
Exp. Candy M Beneath tree to the left, after going past the fencing near Crown Tundra Station.
Never-Melt Ice, Quick Ball etc. Beneath next tree if you follow the wall on the left.
Snowball After the third tree, search the snowy corner near the Pokémon Den.
Exp. Candy S Past the Pokémon Den, in the space surrounded by tall grass, behind one of the trees.
Exp. Candy XS, Exp. Candy S etc. From the previous item, continue following the wall on the left. Beneath one of the trees a few paces from the wall.
Awakening, Ice Heal etc. Next to the last tree by the wall, before reaching the Max Lair.
Super Potion, Star Piece etc. Next to second nearest tree directly opposite entrance to Max Lair.
Snowball From previous item, head in opposite direction to Max Lair, towards a tree right next to some tall grass.
Exp. Candy XS, Snowball etc. Go around the tall grass to the tree on the other side.
Snowball, Hard Stone etc. Head back towards Crown Tundra Station. Between the two patches of tall grass with a den by their side, there’s a row of trees. Search the second tree from the wall.
Exp. Candy XS, Heal Ball etc. Follow the row of trees away from the wall. Beneath the fourth tree are two items.
Hyper Potion, Hard Stone etc. From the tree, briefly head in the direction opposite the train station. Search the nearby rocky hillside.
Snowball Go to the next tree in the direction of the train station, which is touching some tall grass.
Snowball, Revive etc. Go around the tall grass to the right of the train station (with your back to the entrance). Search the first tree near the den.
Exp. Candy M Also search the other tree here, by the corner.
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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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