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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-07-2020 / 00:16 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 13-07-2020 / 07:04 GMT

Catching an Alakazam here means not having to trade a Kadabra to evolve it.

Postgame Scaling

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

Clear - Land

Name Type Level
Drednaw Water/Rock 30
Pincurchin Electric 22
Grapploct Fighting 32
Alakazam Psychic 50
Rockruff Rock 40

Clear, Intense Sun and Sandstorm - Water

Name Type Level
Gyarados Water/Flying 50
Tentacruel Water/Poison 42
Octillery Water 45

Overcast - Land

Name Type Level
Malamar Dark/Psychic 32
Toxapex Poison/Water 26
Grapploct Fighting 32
Palossand Ghost/Ground 32
Zoroark Dark 50

Overcast - Water

Name Type Level
Tentacruel Water/Poison 42
Jellicent Water/Ghost 42

Raining - Land

Name Type Level
Malamar Dark/Psychic 32
Toxapex Poison/Water 26
Pincurchin Electric 22
Alakazam Psychic 50
Pelipper Water/Flying 42

Raining - Water

Name Type Level
Cloyster Water/Ice 42
Tentacruel Water/Poison 42
Gyarados Water/Flying 50

Thunderstorm - Land

Name Type Level
Luxio Electric 30
Pincurchin Electric 22
Magnezone Electric/Steel 50
Luxray Electric 50

Thunderstorm - Water

Name Type Level
Lanturn Water/Electric 42
Gyarados Water/Flying 50

Intense Sun - Land

Name Type Level
Drednaw Water/Rock 30
Grapploct Fighting 32
Larvesta Bug/Fire 40
Talonflame Fire/Flying 50

Sandstorm - Land

Name Type Level
Drednaw Water/Rock 30
Grapploct Fighting 32
Palossand Ghost/Ground 32
Alakazam Psychic 50
Larvesta Bug/Fire 40

Fog - Land

Name Type Level
Wigglytuff Normal/Fairy 32
Toxapex Poison/Water 26
Grapploct Fighting 32
Pincurchin Electric 22
Palossand Ghost/Ground 32
Zoroark Dark 50

Fog - Water

Name Type Level
Jellicent Water/Ghost 42

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    12 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).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.

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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