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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 28-01-2020 / 15:53 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 29-01-2020 / 18:03 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

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Bridge Field

Max Raids

Note: The Pokémon you encounter will vary based on if it’s a Common Den or a Rare Den. Additionally, some configurations of the same Den can appear in multiple locations.

  • Den A

Den A can be found to the far south of the Zone.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
DiglettGround☆ - 35%
MudbrayGround☆ - 35%
NincadaBug/Ground☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
DrilburGround☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
OnixRock/Ground☆☆ - 20%
BarboachWater/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
SteelixSteel/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
WhiscashWater/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DiggersbyNormal/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
DugtrioGround☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
ExcadrilGround/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
MudsdaleGround☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
WooperWater/Ground☆ - 35%
BarboachWater/Ground☆ - 35%
YamaskGround/Ghost☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
GolettGround/Ghost☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
PalpitoadWater/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
QuagsireWater/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
StunfiskGround/Steel☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
GolurkGround/Ghost☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
GastrodonWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
SeismitoadWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
RunerigusGround/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 1%
RhyperiorGround/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 4%
  • Den B

This Den can be found against the western wall.

Common Den

Rare Den

  • Den C

You'll find Den C in the middle of the Zone between two grass patches.

Common Den

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
CherubiGrass☆ - 35%
Seedot (Sword only)Grass☆ - 35%
Lotad (Shield only)Water/Grass☆ - 35%
GossifleurGrass☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
CottoneeGrass/Fairy☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Nuzleaf (Sword only)Grass/Dark☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Lombre (Shield only)Water/Grass☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
MorelullGrass/Fairy☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
CherrimGrass☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
ShiinoticGrass/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
EldegossGrass☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
WhimsicottGrass/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Shiftry (Sword only)Grass/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Ludicolo (shield only)Water/Grass☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
DhelmiseGhost/Grass☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den D

This is the only Den in the pond to the east.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
ChewtleWater☆ - 35%
ArrokudaWater☆ - 35%
ShellosWater☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
DewpiderWater/Bug☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
WailmerWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
BasculinWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
WishiwashiWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DrednawWater/Rock☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
BarraskewdaWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
AraquanidWater/Bug☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GastrodonWater/Ground☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
WailordWater☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MagikarpWater☆ - 68%
FeebasWater☆ - 2%
ArrokudaWater☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
ChewtleWater☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
MareaniePoison/Water☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
BasculinWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
QuilfishWater/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
ToxapexPoison/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 18%
PyukumukuWater☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
LaprasWater/Ice☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
MiloticWater☆☆☆☆☆ - 2%
  • Den E

You'll find this Den hidden away in the far northwest corner of the Zone.

Common Den

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
TogepiFairy☆ - 35%
Morelull (Sword only)Grass/Fairy☆ - 35%
Ponyta (Shield only)Psychic☆ - 35%
ImpidimpDark/Fairy☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
RaltsPsychic/Fairy☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
TogeticFairy/Flying☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
ShiinoticGrass/Fairy☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
MorgremDark/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mawile (Sword only)Steel/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Rapidash (Shield only)Psychic/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
GardevoirPsychic/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
TogekissFairy/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
GrimmsnarlDark/Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
AlcremieFairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den F

Den F lies to the north of the Zone, centrally.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
SkwovetNormal☆ - 35%
WoolooNormal☆ - 35%
ZigzagoonDark/Normal☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 40%
MunchlaxNormal☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 10%
IndeedeePsychic/Normal☆☆ - 10%
GreedentNormal☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
LinooneDark/Normal☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
DubwoolNormal☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
DiggersbyNormal/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Oranguru (Shield only)Normal/Psychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
SnorlaxNormal☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
BunnelbyNormal☆ - 35%
PidoveNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
SkwovetNormal☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 40%
EeveeNormal☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
TranquillNormal/Flying☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
WoolooNormal☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
UnfezantNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DubwoolNormal☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Oranguru (Shield only)Normal/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
IndeedeeNormal/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
SnorlaxNormal☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den G

This den lies on the path leading east to the Pokémon Nursery.

Common Den

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
NickitDark☆ - 35%
ZigzagoonDark/Normal☆ - 35%
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
SneaselDark/Ice☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
LiepardDark☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
LinooneDark/Normal☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
ThievulDark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
PangoroFighting/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
WeavileDark/Ice☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scrafty (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mandibuzz (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
ObstagoonDark/Normal☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Hydreigon (Sword only)Dark/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den H

Look to the east of the Digging Duo to find this Den.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
CaterpieBug☆ - 35%
GrubbinBug☆ - 35%
NincadaBug/Ground☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
JoltikBug/Electric☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
MetapodBug☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
DurantBug/Steel☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CharjabugBug/Electric☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
NinjaskBug/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
ButterfreeBug/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GalvantulaBug/Electric☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
VikavoltBug/Electric☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
WimpodBug/Water☆ - 35%
BlipbugBug☆ - 35%
KarrablastBug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
DewpiderWater/Bug☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
ShelmetBug☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
DwebbleBug/Rock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
DottlerBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
OrbeetleBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
AraquanidWater/Bug☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GolisopodBug/Water☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Escavalier (Sword only)Bug/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Accelgor (Shield only)Bug☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Orbeetle (Gigantamax)Bug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
  • Den I

This Den lies to the northwest of the Pokémon Nursery.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
CaterpieBug☆ - 35%
CombeeBug/Flying☆ - 35%
CutieflyBug/Fairy☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
BlipbugBug☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
JoltikBug/Electric☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
MetapodBug☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
DottlerBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
GalvantulaBug/Electric☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
ButterfreeBug/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
RibombeeBug/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
VespiquenBug/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
OrbeetleBug/Psychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
WimpodBug/Water☆ - 35%
BlipbugBug☆ - 35%
KarrablastBug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
DewpiderWater/Bug☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
ShelmetBug☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
DwebbleBug/Rock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
DottlerBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
OrbeetleBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
AraquanidWater/Bug☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
GolisopodBug/Water☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Escavalier (Sword only)Bug/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Accelgor (Shield only)Bug☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
ShedinjaBug/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    28 January 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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