Strong Pokémon

If you don’t want to trade an Electabuzz to evolve it, you could look for an Electivire during a thunderstorm.

All weather except Thunderstorm

Name Type Level
Golurk Ground/Ghost 65
Dragapult Dragon/Ghost 68

Thunderstorm

Name Type Level
Golurk Ground/Ghost 65
Electivire Electric 68

Den A

To the left when entering from Frigid Sea.

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

Behind the tall, pointy rock towards the right of the entrance. Along the path to the last section of Roaring-Sea Caves.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Audino Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Elekid Electric ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Joltik Bug/Electric ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Electabuzz Electric ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Mimikyu Ghost/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Galvantula Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Electivire Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Elekid Electric ☆ - 100%, ☆☆ - 55%
Dedenne Electric/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Galvantula Bug/Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Electabuzz Electric ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Toxtricity Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Electivire Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Toxtricity (GMax) Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 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.

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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