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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 03-07-2020 / 17:44 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 03-07-2020 / 19:58 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Nov 2019 · 2 hrs ago · 0.1
Fields of Honor

Random Encounter Data

There's a 1 in 10 chance of finding a Happiny, if you'd rather not breed Chansey.

Clear and Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blipbug Bug 30%
Buneary Normal 30%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 30%
Happiny Normal 10%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blipbug Bug 30%
Buneary Normal 30%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 15%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 15%
Happiny Normal 10%

Raining and Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blipbug Bug 30%
Buneary Normal 30%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 15%
Krabby Water 15%
Happiny Normal 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blipbug Bug 30%
Buneary Normal 30%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 15%
Fomantis Grass 15%
Happiny Normal 10%

Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blipbug Bug 30%
Buneary Normal 30%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 15%
Ralts Psychic/Fairy 15%
Happiny Normal 10%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Skwovet Normal 70%
Applin Grass/Dragon 30%

Fishing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Magikarp Water 50%
Remoraid Water 40%
Octillery Water 10%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    3 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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