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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 07-07-2020 / 20:02 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 07-07-2020 / 20:03 GMT

It took 3 whole generations before Tangela was able to evolve (same for a few other Pokémon).

Postgame Scaling

After defeating the Champion, all Pokémon will be scaled to at least Level 60.

Clear

Name Type Level
Passimian [Sword] Fighting 26
Oranguru [Shield] Normal/Psychic 26
Pikachu Electric 22
Tangrowth Grass 36
Amoonguss Grass/Poison 26
Cramorant Flying/Water 20
Emolga Electric/Flying 20
Whiscash Water/Ground 42

Overcast

Name Type Level
Amoonguss Grass/Poison 26
Scolipede Bug/Poison 32
Pikachu Electric 22
Crawdaunt Water/Dark 26
Emolga Electric/Flying 20
Whiscash Water/Ground 42

Raining

Name Type Level
Crawdaunt Water/Dark 26
Shelmet [Sword] Bug 20
Goomy [Shield] Dragon 20
Accelgor Bug 32
Golduck Water 26
Pikachu Electric 22
Cramorant Flying/Water 20
Amoonguss Grass/Poison 26
Emolga Electric/Flying 20
Barraskewda Water 42

Thunderstorm

Name Type Level
Raichu Electric 26
Luxray Electric 32
Pichu Electric 20
Shelmet [Sword] Bug 20
Goomy [Shield] Dragon 20
Crawdaunt Water/Dark 26
Pikachu Electric 22
Emolga Electric/Flying 20
Barraskewda Water 42

Intense Sun

Name Type Level
Pinsir [Sword] Bug 26
Heracross [Shield] Bug/Fighting 26
Tangrowth Grass 36
Lurantis Grass 27
Larvesta Bug/Fire 15
Comfey Fairy 22
Amoonguss Grass/Poison 26
Cramorant Flying/Water 20
Emolga Electric/Flying 20
Whiscash Water/Ground 42

Sandstorm

Name Type Level
Sandslash Ground 26
Escavalier Bug/Steel 32
Cubone Ground 20
Emolga Electric/Flying 20
Whiscash Water/Ground 42

Fog

Name Type Level
Wigglytuff Normal/Fairy 26
Zorua Dark 22
Comfey Fairy 22
Azumarill Water/Fairy 21
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy 36
Cramorant Flying/Water 20
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 20
Barraskewda Water 42

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    7 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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