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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

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Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

Lycanroc has three forms, two of which can be found roaming the area.


Name Type Level
Mienshao Fighting 28
Lycanroc (Midday) Rock 32
Rockruff Rock 22
Skarmory Steel/Flying 26


Name Type Level
Bisharp Dark/Steel 36
Lycanroc (Midnight) Rock 32
Rockruff Rock 22
Braviary [Sword] Normal/Flying 26
Mandibuzz [Shield] Dark/Flying 26


Name Type Level
Scrafty [Sword] Dark/Fighting 26
Toxicroak [Shield] Poison/Fighting 26
Skarmory Steel/Flying 26


Name Type Level
Scrafty [Sword] Dark/Fighting 26
Toxicroak [Shield] Poison/Fighting 26
Magneton Electric/Steel 26

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Name Type Level
Salazzle Poison/Fire 28
Pinsir [Sword] Bug 26
Heracross [Shield] Bug/Fighting 26
Rockruff Rock 22
Skarmory Steel/Flying 26


Name Type Level
Crustle Bug/Rock 26
Scizor Bug/Steel 40
Jangmo-o [Sword] Dragon 22
Skarmory Steel/Flying 26


Name Type Level
Gallade Psychic/Fighting 32
Jangmo-o [Sword] Dragon 22
Rockruff [Shield] Rock 22
Drifblim Ghost/Flying 26


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    31 August 2021
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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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