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

At the start of the narrow part of land opposite Honeycalm Island, on the side of the mainland. It’s where TR19 Tri Attack is.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Jangmo-o [Sword] Dragon ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Goomy [Shield] Dragon ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Horsea Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Applin Grass/Dragon ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Seadra Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Druddigon Dragon ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Hakamo-o [Sword] Dragon/Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Sliggoo [Shield] Dragon ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Flapple [Sword] Grass/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Appletun [Shield] Grass/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kingdra Water/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Kommo-o [Sword] Dragon/Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Goodra [Shield] Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Horsea Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Druddigon Dragon ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Turtonator [Sword] Fire/Dragon ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drampa [Shield] Normal/Dragon ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Jangmo-o [Sword] Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Goomy [Shield] Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Seadra Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Hakomo-o [Sword] Dragon/Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Sliggoo [Shield] Dragon ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Noivern Flying/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kingdra Water/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kommo-o [Sword] Dragon/Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Goodra [Shield] Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den B

From Den A, it’s in the sea to the right of Honeycalm Island, when facing the island.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mienfoo Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Clobbopus Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Mienfoo Fighting ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Scraggy [Sword] Dark/Fighting ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Croagunk [Shield] Poison/Fighting ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Passimian [Sword] Fighting ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scrafty [Sword] Dark/Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxicroak [Shield] Poison/Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mienshao Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 60%
Grapploct Fighting ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mienfoo Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Scraggy [Sword] Dark/Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Croagunk [Shield] Poison/Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Sawk [Sword] Fighting ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Throh [Shield] Fighting ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mienshao Fighting ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Falinks Fighting ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield]
Passimian [Sword] Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mienshao Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield] , ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Scrafty [Sword] Dark/Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxicroak [Shield] Poison/Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Grapploct Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sirfetch’d [Sword] Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den C

From Den B, turn so that Honeycalm Island is on your left. It’s straight ahead, in the middle of the sea.

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 D

Head towards the trio of rocky islands, opposite the Training Lowlands. This den’s right near those islands.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Carvanha Water/Dark ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Zorua Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Sharpedo Water/Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Malamar Dark/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drapion Poison/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Zoroark Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Zorua Dark ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Carvanha Water/Dark ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Inkay Dark/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Krokorok Ground/Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Malamar Dark/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Thievul Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Zoroark Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sharpedo Water/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Liepard Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Krookodile Ground/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den E

Meanwhile, the final den is in the middle of the three rocky islands.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Chinchou Water/Electric ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Clauncher [Sword] Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Skrelp [Sword] Poison/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Staryu Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Wailmer Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Wishiwashi Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Wailord Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Starmie Water/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Clawitzer [Sword] Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Dragalge [Shield] Poison/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Sharpedo Water/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Clauncher [Sword] Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Skrelp [Shield] Poison/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Staryu Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Wailmer Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Pelipper Water/Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Seadra Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Clawitzer [Sword] Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Dragalge [Shield] Poison/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Lanturn Water/Eletric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Starmie Water/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sharpedo Water/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Guide Information

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