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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.

Item Location
Fancy Apple Next to first tree on the right, when coming from the Fields of Honor.
Oval Stone, Hard Stone etc. Inside shallow pool that’s ahead and slightly to the left of the Fields of Honor entrance.
Super Potion, Wishing Piece etc. Behind the log in the left side of the bigger, shallow pool that’s straight ahead from the Fields of Honor entrance.
Heal Ball In the middle of the right side of the bigger, shallow pool that’s straight ahead from the Fields of Honor entrance.
Star Piece, Large Leek etc. Next to one of the rocks in the pile of rocks and logs directly ahead from the Fields of Honor entrance, near the cliff wall.
Pungent Root, Hard Stone etc. By side of fallen log that’s in the shallow pool nearest the Brawlers’ Cave entrance.
Pungent Root, Hyper Potion etc. Opposite end of shallow pool where the previous item is.
Galarica Twig, Tiny Mushroom etc. Next to tree near Brawlers’ Cave entrance.
Poké Ball In the middle of some vegetation to the right of an arc of shallow swamp, along the cliff wall (with respect to the Fields of Honor).
Poké Ball, Net Ball etc. In bushes next to some tall vegetation to the left of the Fields of Honor entrance. There’s a Pokémon Den very close by.
Galarica Twig, Big Root etc. Next to a large tree on an island in the middle of a large, shallow pool.
Stardust, Star Piece etc. Between an oval-shaped boulder and fallen log near a shallow pool with a tree and island in the centre.
Armorite Ore From the previous item, behind oval-shaped boulder. [Doesn’t always spawn.]
Poké Ball Next to vegetation near the cliff wall, a few paces away from the previous item.
Poké Ball Next to some tall vegetation near the tall grass to the right of the Forest of Focus entrance (facing the forest entrance).
Poké Ball, Nest Ball etc. Next to tree to the left of the Forest of Focus entrance (facing the forest entrance).
Pretty Feather, Clever Feather, etc. Next to large tree directly opposite the Forest of Focus entrance, near a large stretch of tall grass. You’ll find two of these items.
Muscle Feather, Health Feather etc. Next to large tree near the riverside, surrounded by an arc of tall grass.
Net Ball, Max Revive etc. In shallow pool near Courageous Cavern entrance (along the riverside).
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • 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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