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Random Encounter Data

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Ben Chard
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Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Unfezant" IconUnfezant Normal/Flying 40%
"Diggersby" IconDiggersby Normal/Ground 30%
"Bewear" IconBewear Normal/Fighting 20%
"Steenee" IconSteenee Grass 10%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Roselia" IconRoselia Grass/Poison 40%
"Gloom" IconGloom Grass/Poison 30%
"Diggersby" IconDiggersby Normal/Ground 20%
"Unfezant" IconUnfezant Normal/Flying 10%

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Pelipper" IconPelipper Water/Flying 40%
"Charjabug" IconCharjabug Bug/Electric 30%
"Diggersby" IconDiggersby Normal/Ground 20%
"Unfezant" IconUnfezant Normal/Flying 10%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Crawdaunt" IconCrawdaunt Water/Dark 40%
"Manectric" IconManectric Electric 30%
"Diggersby" IconDiggersby Normal/Ground 20%
"Unfezant" IconUnfezant Normal/Flying 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Vulpix" IconVulpix (Sword only) Fire 40%
"Growlithe" IconGrowlithe (Shield only) Fire 40%
"Unfezant" IconUnfezant Normal/Flying 30%
"Diggersby" IconDiggersby Normal/Ground 20%
"Mudsdale" IconMudsdale Ground 10%

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Snover" IconSnover Grass/Ice 40%
"Vanillish" IconVanillish Ice 30%
"Diggersby" IconDiggersby Normal/Ground 20%
"Unfezant" IconUnfezant Normal/Flying 10%

Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Klink" IconKlink Steel 40%
"Snover" IconSnover Grass/Ice 30%
"Delibird" IconDelibird Ice/Flying 20%
"Diggersby" IconDiggersby Normal/Ground 10%

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Baltoy" IconBaltoy Ground/Psychic 40%
"Crustle" IconCrustle Bug/Rock 30%
"Mudsdale" IconMudsdale Ground 20%
"Diggersby" IconDiggersby Normal/Ground 10%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Munna" IconMunna Psychic 40%
"Liepard" IconLiepard Dark 30%
Diggersby Normal/Ground 20%
Unfezant Normal/Flying 10%

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    4 January 2023
    Version History
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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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