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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 04-07-2020 / 20:22 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 04-07-2020 / 20:34 GMT

Items

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

Hidden Items

These appear as sparkling spots all over the place, usually near trees, rocks and other objects. Please note that the hidden item you obtain may be different to what's listed, as some items are randomised. Also, hidden items will respawn each day.

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 is roaming.
Stardust, Star Piece etc. Continue past the area with the Druddigon. 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.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    4 July 2020
    Version History
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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 currently-released Isle of Armor (and in the future, it will cover the Crown Tundra).

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.

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) [coming soon].

Version 1.1:

  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • Screenshots with annotated captions.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • Updated Pokémon Lists for all areas.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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