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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

Digging Pa

This bloke is standing by the entrance to Warm-Up Tunnel, at the far end of the zone. If you pay him 7 Armorite Ore, he’ll dig up Watts for you, similar to a reverse version of the Digging Duo in the main game. You’ll need a LOT of Watts to upgrade the Master Dojo, so he could be a valuable investment.


Calm Mind is a potent status move that boosts the user’s Special Attack and Defense stats.

Item Location
Carbos To the right of the stairs to Challenge Road (facing the stairs), past the tall grass.
Moomoo Milk From the Forest of Focus entrance, go down the slope, then turn right. Head through the tall grass, towards Warm-Up Tunnel. Along the right, between some red flowers and a tree.
Up-Grade From Warm-Up Tunnel, go through the tall grass on the right (while facing away from the tunnel). It’s just past the tall grass, next to the rocky hill.
TR49 Calm Mind After going down the slope opposite the Forest of Focus, turn left. Head for the lake past a big tree. In an alcove to the left of a river between the lake and the forest entrance.

Berry Trees

Item Location
Grepa Berry From the Forest of Focus entrance, turn left after descending the slope. Around the corner, there’s a lake. It’s next to a larger tree on a strip of land towards the right. A water-traversing bike is required.
Kee Berry, White Apricorn etc. After turning right from the Forest of Focus, turn right again. To the left after crossing the bridge and before exiting to Brawlers’ Cave.

Hidden Items

If a Pokémon holding this is damaged by a Water move, their Special Attack will increase and the item will disappear. It’s very niche.

Item Location
Revival Herb, Great Ball etc. Towards the entrance to Warm-Up Tunnel, near a tree that’s alongside some large rocky terrain It’s near where a narrow path begins.
Stardust, Star Piece etc. From the previous item, head into the narrow path. It’s on top of a pebble by the side of the rocky terrain.
Absorb Bulb From the previous two items, exit the narrow path in the direction opposite to Warm-Up Tunnel. It’s close by, among the red flowers in the middle of this open space area.
Great Ball, Revival Herb etc. Towards the shoreline, among some vegetation next to a rocky hill. It’s close to the tall grass surrounding the hill.
Absorb Bulb, Ultra Ball etc. Near the shoreline, among the red flowers next to a rocky hill. It’s facing the shoreline.
Pearl, Stardust In the sand, smack bang in the middle of the shore.
Stardust, Rare Candy etc. While facing the ocean, halfway between the previous item and the cliff wall on the right, in the sand.
Leek, Large Leek etc. Along the wall, halfway between the lake and the shoreline.
Galarica Twig, Tiny Mushroom etc. In front of tree by the lake. There’s a red flowerbed there.
Galarica Twig Behind the same tree.
Revival Herb Among some vegetation to the left of the exit to Brawlers’ Cave.
Revival Herb, Ultra Ball etc. Halfway along the narrow path to the left of the Challenge Road stairs. Next to a plant along the left side.
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    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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