Event Dens

If you’ve connected to the Internet and received the latest Wild Area news, some of the dens may contain event raids instead of the standard raids listed here. For example, during the Zeraora raid event.

Den A

Towards the east side of the forest, before crossing the bridges. At the end of a stretch of water (requires a water-traversing bike). Next to TR78 Sludge Wave.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Foongus Grass/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Exeggcute Grass/Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Fomantis Grass ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Tangela Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Lurantis Grass ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Exeggutor Grass/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Tangrowth Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Venusaur Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Foongus Grass/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Exeggcute Grass/Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Tangela Grass ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Exeggutor Grass/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Venusaur Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Tangrowth Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Roserade Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Venusaur (Gmax) Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den B

To the right of the second bridge, on Soothing Wetlands side.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Dedenne Electric/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Magnemite Electric/Steel ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Shinx Electric ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Morpeko Electric/Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Luxio Electric ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Magneton Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Luxray Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Magnezone Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Shinx Electric ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Pichu Electric ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Pikachu Electric ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Luxio Electric ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Raichu Electric ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Dedenne Electric/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Manectric Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Luxray Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Magnezone Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den C

After crossing the second bridge (from the Soothing Wetlands side), turn right. Near the edge of the land.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Venipede Bug/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Skorupi Bug/Poison ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Tentacool Water/Poison ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 50%
Whirlipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 50%
Drapion Poison/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Tentacruel Water/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Scolipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mareanie Poison/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Qwilfish Water/Poison ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Whirlipede Bug/Poison ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 55%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Toxapex Poison/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Scolipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Drapion Poison/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Weezing (Galarian) Poison/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Den D

Turn right after crossing the second bridge. Enter the river via the riverbank and look left. It’s next to the second bridge.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Igglybuff Normal/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Azurill Normal/Fairy ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Comfey Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 45% , ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Marill Water/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Klefki Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Azumarill Water/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Wigglytuff Normal/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Cleffa Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Morelull Grass/Fairy ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Marill Water/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Clefairy Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Kirlia Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Klefki Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Comfey Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Clefable Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Shiinotic Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Azumarill Water/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den E

From Den D, follow the river in the opposite direction of the bridge. It’s roughly halfway along to the first bridge.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Psyduck Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chewtle Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Arrokuda Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Barboach Water/Ground ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Golduck Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Cramorant Flying/Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Barraskewda Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drednaw Water/Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Whiscash Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Arrokuda Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Tympole Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Psyduck Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Palpitoad Water/Ground ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Golduck Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Whiscash Water/Ground ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Barraskewda Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Seismitoad Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Basculin Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den F

From Den E, you can continue along the river until you reach the next riverbank, near the first bridge. Return to dry land and you should spot this den surrounded by some tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Pinsir [Sword] Bug ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Heracross [Shield] Bug/Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Dwebble Bug/Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆ - 25%
Dottler Bug/Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scyther Bug/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Orbeetle Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Scizor Bug/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Scyther Bug/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Pinsir [Sword] Bug ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Heracross [Shield] Bug/Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Shuckle Bug/Rock ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Whirlipede Bug/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scolipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Accelgor Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Escavalier Bug/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Scizor Bug/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    25 November 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 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.

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