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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 06-07-2020 / 16:16 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 06-07-2020 / 16:19 GMT

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On the Shore

Name Type Encounter Rate
Slowpoke (Galarian) Psychic 100%

Clear and Sandstorm - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Buneary Normal 56%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 32%
Abra Psychic 5%
Klefki Steel/Fairy 5%
Chansey Normal 2%

Clear and Sandstorm - Water

Name Type Encounter Rate
Tentacool Water/Poison 35%
Wingull Water/Flying 35%
Mantyke Water/Flying 30%

Overcast - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Buneary Normal 36%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 32%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 20%
Abra Psychic 5%
Klefki Steel/Fairy 5%
Chansey Normal 2%

Overcast - Water

Name Type Encounter Rate
Tentacool Water/Poison 35%
Wingull Water/Flying 35%
Tentacruel Water/Poison 15%
Mantyke Water/Flying 15%

Raining and Thunderstorm - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Buneary Normal 36%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 32%
Krabby Water 20%
Abra Psychic 5%
Klefki Steel/Fairy 5%
Chansey Normal 2%

Raining and Thunderstorm - Water

Name Type Encounter Rate
Tentacool Water/Poison 35%
Wingull Water/Flying 35%
Pelipper Water/Flying 15%
Mantyke Water/Flying 15%

Intense Sun - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Buneary Normal 36%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 32%
Fomantis Grass 20%
Abra Psychic 5%
Klefki Steel/Fairy 5%
Chansey Normal 2%

Intense Sun - Water

Name Type Encounter Rate
Tentacool Water/Poison 50%
Wingull Water/Flying 35%
Mantyke Water/Flying 15%

Fog - Land

Name Type Encounter Rate
Buneary Normal 36%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 32%
Ralts Psychic/Fairy 20%
Abra Psychic 5%
Klefki Steel/Fairy 5%
Blissey Normal 2%

Fog - Water

Name Type Encounter Rate
Tentacool Water/Poison 35%
Wingull Water/Flying 35%
Drifloon Ghost/Flying 15%
Mantyke Water/Flying 15%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    6 July 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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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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