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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

Watt Trader

This familiar-looking trader is standing on the right as soon as you enter Snowslide Slope. He’s selling various Poké Balls and TRs. Plus a daily spotlight item to entice you to return. Once you reach the entrance (and after triggering Calyrex’s quest), it’ll count as a landmark that you can fly back to. In case you want to see his wares on a different day.

Iceberg Ruins

Where the slope first levels off, there are two buildings that have fallen into disrepair. Around here is the field where you can grow the Iceroot Carrots as well. If you turn left after the two buildings, you’ll find a long pathway that leads to the Iceberg Ruins. Inside, you can awaken Regice from its hibernation.


Close Combat is a powerful move that lowers the user’s Defense and Sp. Defense stats. If your opponent can’t hit you though, that’s not a problem!

Item Location
TR53 Close Combat When you reach the abandoned field that’s near a pond, go to the right side of the rundown building closest to the field.
Throat Spray Turn left after going between the rundown buildings, towards the path to the Iceberg Ruins. Continue until you’re in front of the archway before the ruins. Wade through the nearby grass and look for it in the left-hand side corner.
Dusk Stone After going underneath the archway, turn left and keep traveling until you reach the dead end.
TR05 Ice Beam Take a right after passing the archway. Check the side of the giant pillar that’s just ahead.
Full Restore Travel forward after going in-between the pair of rundown buildings. Around where the slope levels off, turn left into the small side area. You’ll find this item by the side of a boulder that’s near the edge.
Eject Pack Continue up the main path, until you reach the slope that leads to the Tunnel to the Top. Head through the nearby tall grass to reach another side area. This item’s found right at the back, next to a tree.
TR83 Ally Switch Located in an isolated ledge accessible via the Tunnel to the Top. Please refer to this page for guidance.

Hidden Items

Use this to evolve an Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Sandshrew or Galarian Darumaka. Or Eevee into Glaceon.

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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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