Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Unfezant Normal/Flying 40%
Diggersby Normal/Ground 30%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 20%
Steenee Grass 10%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Roselia Grass/Poison 40%
Gloom Grass/Poison 30%
Diggersby Normal/Ground 20%
Unfezant Normal/Flying 10%

Raining

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

Thunderstorm

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

Intense Sun

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

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Snover Grass/Ice 40%
Vanillish Ice 30%
Diggersby Normal/Ground 20%
Unfezant Normal/Flying 10%

Snowstorm

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

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Baltoy Ground/Psychic 40%
Crustle Bug/Rock 30%
Mudsdale Ground 20%
Diggersby Normal/Ground 10%

Heavy Fog

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

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    7 March 2021
    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.

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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