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This move deals more damage if the user is faster than their opponent.

Name Location
TR80 Electro Ball From the Forest of Focus entrance, follow the cliff on the left. Go past the tall grass, through a narrow gap. It’s next to the river.
TR98 Liquidation Behind the Tower of Waters
Mystic Water Behind the Tower of Waters
Zinc About halfway between the Forest of Focus and Courageous Cavern, to the right of the second stretch of tall grass (facing away from the forest).
Cell Battery Head right from the entrance to Courageous Cavern (facing the cavern). It’s just around the corner, past some tall grass.

Berry Trees

Item Location
Maranga Berry, Charti Berry etc. Past the halfway point of the zone, nearer Courageous Cavern. It’s between two patches of tall grass, before a pair of rocky hills.
Petaya Berry, Blue Apricorn etc. At the very end of the shoreline, towards the Courageous Cavern side.

Hidden Items

This hold item boosts the power of Ground-type moves.

Name Location
Honey When coming from the Forest of Focus, turn right. Among the red flowers up on the raised path.
Galarica Twig From the previous item, next to a tree at the end of the raised path. [Doesn’t always spawn.]
Dive Ball In the sand, near the waves, between the raised path and sandbar leading to the Tower of Waters.
Soft Sand, Dive Ball etc. In the the sand, near the Forest of Focus entrance and opposite the sandbar. There are some red flowers close by.
Pearl In the sand, near the waves, to the left of where the sandbar begins. Near one of the oriental lanterns.
Soft Sand In the middle of the sand, between the first Pokémon Den on the shore and a nearby den that’s on the grassy part and near the shore.
Pearl, Soft Sand etc. In the sand, near the waves, about halfway between two of the Pokémon Dens located on the shore.
Pearl In the sand, near the grassy part, roughly three-quarters along the shore.
Pearl In the sand, somewhat near the berry tree at the far end of the shore.
Large Leek, Revival Herb etc. Towards the entrance to Courageous Cavern, among some shrubbery on the left side of the rocky hill on the right (when facing away from the forest).
Revival Herb Towards the entrance to Courageous Cavern, among some plants on the left side of the rocky hill on the left (when facing away from the forest).
Revival Herb, Leek, etc. In the middle of some greenery to the right of the entrance to Courageous Cavern (facing the cavern).
Revive, Pearl etc. Halfway along the sandbar that leads to the Tower of Waters. Towards the left, when facing the tower.
Big Pearl, Pearl etc. Right when the sandbar begins, in the water in front of the first oriental lantern on the right. A special bike is required.


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    4 January 2023
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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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