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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 09-07-2020 / 17:46 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 09-07-2020 / 19:48 GMT

For the love of Arceus, don't come here looking for Diglett when there's a raging sandstorm going on. Now, a lot of the Diglett can be found by scouting the perimter of the desert. So the visibility doesn't matter too much. But there are a few in the middle of the sand, with no landmarks nearby.

1/10: From the entrance, turn left, while keeping close to the edge of the zone. Nearby, there's a Pokémon Den. It's hiding a few paces away from the den, near the tree and cliff wall.2/10: From Diglett 1, continue following the cliff wall in a clock-wise direction. Soon, there's a boulder and some shrubbery by the cliff wall. Number 2 is waiting here.3/10: From Diglett 2, continue following the cliff wall in a clock-wise direction. Keep going until you reach a boulder in the corner of the zone. You'll go past two tall trees. Search near the vegetation below the boulder.4/10: From Diglett 3, stand where the gold item ball (TR21 Reversal) is, with the cliff wall to your back. Run straight ahead for around 10 seconds. It's located in the desert sand, far from any discernible landmarks.5/10: From Diglett 4, continue following the cliff wall in a clock-wise direction. Soon, you'll reach another boulder with a regular item ball. Stand where the item ball is and turn around to face the nearest Pokémon Den. It's in the sand, a few paces away.

1/10: From the entrance, turn left, while keeping close to the edge of the zone. Nearby, there's a Pokémon Den. It's hiding a few paces away from the den, near the tree and cliff wall.

2/10: From Diglett 1, continue following the cliff wall in a clock-wise direction. Soon, there's a boulder and some shrubbery by the cliff wall. Number 2 is waiting here.

3/10: From Diglett 2, continue following the cliff wall in a clock-wise direction. Keep going until you reach a boulder in the corner of the zone. You'll go past two tall trees. Search near the vegetation below the boulder.

4/10: From Diglett 3, stand where the gold item ball (TR21 Reversal) is, with the cliff wall to your back. Run straight ahead for around 10 seconds. It's located in the desert sand, far from any discernible landmarks.

5/10: From Diglett 4, continue following the cliff wall in a clock-wise direction. Soon, you'll reach another boulder with a regular item ball. Stand where the item ball is and turn around to face the nearest Pokémon Den. It's in the sand, a few paces away.

6/10: Again, keep following the cliff wall in a clock-wise manner. Once you reach the next boulder with a Pokémon Den nearby, go past the den and check around the tall tree.7/10: From Diglett 6, stand with the cliff wall to your back. Ahead, there's a really tall sand dune. Go to the top of the dune to find lucky number 7.8/10: From Diglett 7, face the entrance to Warm-Up Tunnel. Head for the tall tree and boulder between the tunnel and this sand dune. A few paces before reaching the tree, you should stumble upon Number 8.9/10: From Diglett 8, turn so the Warm-Up Tunnel is on your left. There should be a medium-sized sand dune ahead. Go to the top of this dune to find what you're looking for.10/10: From Diglett 9, if Warm-Up Tunnel is still on your left, there should be a boulder and vegetation directly ahead, away from the cliff wall. Go over there and check around the right for the final cause of migraine.

6/10: Again, keep following the cliff wall in a clock-wise manner. Once you reach the next boulder with a Pokémon Den nearby, go past the den and check around the tall tree.

7/10: From Diglett 6, stand with the cliff wall to your back. Ahead, there's a really tall sand dune. Go to the top of the dune to find lucky number 7.

8/10: From Diglett 7, face the entrance to Warm-Up Tunnel. Head for the tall tree and boulder between the tunnel and this sand dune. A few paces before reaching the tree, you should stumble upon Number 8.

9/10: From Diglett 8, turn so the Warm-Up Tunnel is on your left. There should be a medium-sized sand dune ahead. Go to the top of this dune to find what you're looking for.

10/10: From Diglett 9, if Warm-Up Tunnel is still on your left, there should be a boulder and vegetation directly ahead, away from the cliff wall. Go over there and check around the right for the final cause of migraine.

Diglett Milestones

The tally so far is 110+. Your next reward will be after you've found all 150 Diglett. Time to roll up your sleeves, then.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    9 July 2020
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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).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.

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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