Den A

From Forest of Focus entrance, turn right. This den’s inside the tall grass on the left.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Venipede Bug/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Skorupi Bug/Poison ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Tentacool Water/Poison ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 50%
Whirlipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 50%
Drapion Poison/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Tentacruel Water/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Scolipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mareanie Poison/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Qwilfish Water/Poison ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Whirlipede Bug/Poison ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 55%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Toxapex Poison/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Scolipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Drapion Poison/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Weezing (Galarian) Poison/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Den B

At the far end of the path on the left of the stairs to Challenge Road (facing the stairs).

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Foongus Grass/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Exeggcute Grass/Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Fomantis Grass ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Tangela Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Lurantis Grass ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Exeggutor Grass/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Tangrowth Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Venusaur Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Foongus Grass/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Exeggcute Grass/Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Tangela Grass ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Exeggutor Grass/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Venusaur Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Tangrowth Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Roserade Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Venusaur (Gmax) Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den C

From Forest of Focus entrance, turn left. After going down the slope, the den is immediately on the right, behind the slope.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Pinsir [Sword] Bug ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Heracross [Shield] Bug/Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Dwebble Bug/Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆ - 25%
Dottler Bug/Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scyther Bug/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Orbeetle Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Scizor Bug/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Blipbug Bug ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Cutiefly Bug/Fairy ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Joltik Bug/Electric ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Pinsir [Sword] Bug ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Heracross [Shield] Bug/Fighting ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Dottler Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Ninjask Bug/Flying ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Orbeetle Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Galvantula Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Ribombee Bug/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Orbeetle (Gmax) Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Den D

After going down the initial slope, turn right and wade through the tall grass. This den is up ahead, in front of some rocky terrain.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Whismur Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Lickitung Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Miltank Normal ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Loudred Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Miltank Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Bouffalant Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Tauros Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Exploud Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Lickilicky Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Whismur Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Tauros Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lickitung Normal ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Miltank Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Bouffalant Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Exploud Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Cinccino Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lickilicky Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den E

Right near the entrance to Warm-Up Tunnel. Towards the left if facing the entrance.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Foongus Grass/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Fomantis Grass ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Petilil Grass ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Lurantis Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Tangela Grass ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lilligant Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Tangrowth Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tangela Grass ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Fomantis Grass ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Foongus Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Lurantis Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Maractus Grass ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lilligant Grass ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Tangrowth Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Abomasnow Grass/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den F

Between a rocky hill near the shoreline and the cliff wall.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Roggenrola Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Rockruff Rock ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Boldore Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Rhydon Ground/Rock ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gigalith Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lycanroc (Midday) [Sword] Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Lycanroc (Midnight) [Shield] Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Rhyperior Ground/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Rockruff Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Bonsly Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Rhydon Ground/Rock ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Shuckle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lycanroc (Midday) [Sword] Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lycanroc (Midnight) [Shield] Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sudowoodo Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gigalith Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Crustle Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Rhyperior Ground/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den G

On the island in the middle of the lake.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Exeggcute Grass/Psychic ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Abra Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Ralts Psychic/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Kadabra Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]
Kirlia Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Oranguru [Shield] Normal/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Exeggutor Grass/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Alakazam Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Starmie Water/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Elgyem Psychic ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Abra Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Slowpoke (Galarian) Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Kadabra [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Oranguru [Shield] Normal/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Musharna Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Indeedee (male) [Sword] Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Indeedee (female) [Shield] Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Beheeyem Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Alakazam Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Meowstic (male) [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Meowstic (female) [Shield] Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Guide Information

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

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  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
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  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
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  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
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