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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau


Black Sludge poisons the holder, but heals them if they’re a Poison-type.

Item Location
Damp Rock Next to fallen log in large shallow pool directly opposite the Fields of Honor entrance.
TR45 Muddy Water Behind fallen log in smaller shallow pool near Brawlers’ Cave entrance.
Protein Next to tall vegetation in the middle of some tall grass between the Fields of Honor entrance and Brawlers’ Cave.
Black Sludge In small shallow pool next to the cliff, directly opposite the Fields of Honor entrance.
TR77 Grass Knot Near a small tree that’s next to the cliff, surrounded by an arc of shallow swamp. Somewhat near the Forest of Focus.
Poké Doll Next to tall vegetation near the entrance to the Forest of Focus, if you head towards the river.
TR26 Endure Next to the riverside, near the entrance to Courageous Cavern, at the furthest end of this zone.

Berry Trees

Item Location
Mago Berry, Pink Apricorn etc. Arriving from the Fields of Honor, go straight ahead. It’s on the left, next to a shallow pool.
Ganlon Berry, Yellow Apricorn etc. From the previous tree, face the opposite cliff and head in that general direction. It’s slightly on the left, in the space between the patches of tall grass.
Aguav Berry, Green Apricorn etc. To the right of the Forest of Focus exit, on the other side of some tall grass and next to a fallen log.
Liechi Berry, Figy Berry etc. At the far end of the zone, near the entrance of Courageous Cavern.

Hidden Items

This is a valuable new currency used for learning moves or digging for Watts, etc.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2024
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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.

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.

Brand New October 2020:

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.
  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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