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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau


Throat Chop is a menacing move that stops the foe from using sound-based moves like Hyper Voice for 2 turns.

Item Location
Muscle Band From the second crossroad, turn left while facing the stairs to the tower. Next to the boulder, past the tall grass.
Metal Coat Turn right from the Brawlers’ Cave entrance. Past the tall grass, along the left side.
TR95 Throat Chop Behind the Tower of Darkness.
Black Glasses Chilling with its best friend, TR95.

Hidden Items

A Pokémon holding this won’t evolve. If a parent holds onto it, its Nature will be passed down to its offspring.

Item Location
Everstone, Hard Stone etc. After going up the stairs from the Training Lowlands entrance, among the vegetation to the right of where the second stairs begin.
Hard Stone At the first crossroad, while facing the tower ahead, turn right. At the end of the path, there’s a boulder. Next to the boulder, nearer the right.
Armorite Ore To the left of the previous item. [Doesn’t always spawn.]
Everstone, Nugget etc. At the second crossroad, by the boulder to the left of the stairs going up to the tower.
Everstone, Nugget etc. From the second crossroad, turn left while facing the stairs to the tower. Between the boulder and tall grass.
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  • Publisher
    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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