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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau


Taunt prevents the opponent from using status moves for 2 turns. Useful against Trick Room setters or Pokémon that boost their stats.

Item Location
TR37 Taunt From the Challenge Beach entrance, where the path splits in multiple directions, go down the slope on the left side. At the very end of the path, where there are 3 Pokémon Dens, it’s behind the large rock in the middle.
Icy Rock Where the path splits in multiple directions, go up the slope towards the centre. Where the ground levels off, it’s near a rock on the right.

Hidden Items

Item Location
Great Ball, Tiny Mushroom etc. Arriving from Challenge Beach, turn left. On the right side of the rocky pillar on the left, after crossing the natural bridge.
Tiny Mushroom, Star Piece etc. Where the path splits in multiple directions, behind a rock at the beginning of the declining slope on the left side.
Great Ball, Ultra Ball etc. Go down the declining slope. To the right of a large rock, near where a "Druddigon" IconDruddigon is roaming.
Stardust, Star Piece etc. Continue past the area with the "Druddigon" IconDruddigon. To the left of a large rock, where 3 Pokémon Dens are.
Star Piece, Wishing Piece etc. To the right of the same large rock.
Quick Ball, Wishing Piece etc. Where the path splits in multiple directions, go up the slope towards the centre. Where the ground levels off, it’s by a rock to the left.
Armorite Ore From the previous item, head a bit further into this area. Near where the land stops, check the rock on the right. There may be two items here. This one is nearer the entrance. [Doesn’t always spawn.]
Max Revive, Revive etc. Meanwhile this item can be found a few paces forward from the previous one.
Oval Stone From the previous item, enter the underground stream and search the nearby water. The water-traversing bike is required.
Armorite Ore, Big Mushroom etc. Where the path splits in multiple directions, go along the path on the right, which is mostly level ground. Behind a rock on the right, near the point where you can enter the river.
Ether, Poké Ball etc. From the previous item, head further along the path. Before the exit, turn left. Behind a rock near where you turn.
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Guide Information
  • 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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