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Overworld Encounter Data

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Ben Chard
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Vincent Lau

Clear - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (60%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (35%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (34%)
"Cutiefly" IconCutiefly Bug/Fairy All grass patches (30%)
"Elgyem" IconElgyem Psychic All grass patches (10%)
"Wobbuffet" IconWobbuffet Psychic All grass patches (10%)
"Tranquill" IconTranquill Normal/Flying Flying (5%)
"Toxel" IconToxel Electric/Poison All grass patches (5%)
"Cufant" IconCufant Steel All grass patches (1%)

Clear/Overcast/Raining/Heavy Fog - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Goldeen" IconGoldeen Water In the pond (55%)
Quilfish Water/Poison In the pond (30%)
"Inkay" IconInkay Dark/Psychic In the pond (15%)

Overcast - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (50%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (35%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (35%)
"Cutiefly" IconCutiefly Bug/Fairy All grass patches (25%)
"Tranquill" IconTranquill Normal/Flying Flying (15%)
"Elgyem" IconElgyem Psychic All grass patches (10%)
"Scraggy" IconScraggy (Sword only) Dark/Fighting All grass patches (10%)
"Croagunk" IconCroagunk (Shield only) Poison/Fighting All grass patches (10%)
"Sawk" IconSawk (Sword only) Fighting All grass patches (5%)
"Throh" IconThroh (Shield only) Fighting All grass patches (5%)
"Cufant" IconCufant Steel All grass patches (5%)

Raining - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (45%)
"Tranquill" IconTranquill Normal/Flying Flying (35%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (33%)
"Stufful" IconStufful Normal/Fighting All grass patches (30%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (20%)
"Toxel" IconToxel Electric/Poison All grass patches (15%)
"Bronzor" IconBronzor Steel/Psychic All grass patches (10%)
"Cramorant" IconCramorant Flying/Water All grass patches (2%)

Thunderstorm - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (70%)
"Stufful" IconStufful Normal/Fighting All grass patches (35%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (30%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (25%)
"Frillish" IconFrillish Water/Ghost All grass patches (10%)
"Bronzor" IconBronzor Steel/Psychic All grass patches (10%)
"Toxel" IconToxel Electric/Poison All grass patches (5%)
"Tranquill" IconTranquill Normal/Flying Flying (5%)

Thunderstorm/Intense Sun/Sandstorm - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Quilfish Water/Poison In the pond (55%)
"Goldeen" IconGoldeen Water In the pond (30%)
"Inkay" IconInkay Dark/Psychic In the pond (15%)

Intense Sun - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Tranquill" IconTranquill Normal/Flying Flying (50%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (35%)
"Maractus" IconMaractus Grass All grass patches (35%)
"Cutiefly" IconCutiefly Bug/Fairy All grass patches (20%)
"Wobbuffet" IconWobbuffet Psychic All grass patches (15%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (15%)
"Baltoy" IconBaltoy Ground/Psychic All grass patches (10%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (5%)
"Cufant" IconCufant Steel All grass patches (5%)

Snowing - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Vanillite" IconVanillite Ice Flying (50%)
"Cubchoo" IconCubchoo Ice All grass patches (40%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (35%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (30%)
"Tranquill" IconTranquill Normal/Flying Flying (15%)
"Sneasel" IconSneasel Dark/Ice All grass patches (10%)
"Stufful" IconStufful Normal/Fighting All grass patches (5%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (5%)

Snowing/Snowstorm - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Vanillite" IconVanillite Ice In the pond (50%)
"Goldeen" IconGoldeen Water In the pond (20%)
"Qwilfish" IconQwilfish Water/Poison In the pond (15%)
"Inkay" IconInkay Dark/Psychic In the pond (15%)

Snowstorm - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Vanillite" IconVanillite Ice Flying (50%)
"Sneasel" IconSneasel Dark/Ice All grass patches (40%)
"Cubchoo" IconCubchoo Ice All grass patches (35%)
"Tranquill" IconTranquill Normal/Flying Flying (35%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (10%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (10%)
"Cufant" IconCufant Steel All grass patches (10%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (5%)

Sandstorm - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Tranquill" IconTranquill Normal/Flying Flying (55%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (35%)
Bronsly Rock All grass patches (40%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (25%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (10%)
"Stufful" IconStufful Normal/Fighting All grass patches (10%)
"Baltoy" IconBaltoy Ground/Psychic All grass patches (10%)
"Scraggy" IconScraggy (Sword only) Dark/Fighting All grass patches (5%)
"Croagunk" IconCroagunk (Shield only) Poison/Fighting All grass patches (5%)

Heavy Fog - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (65%)
"Cutiefly" IconCutiefly Bug/Fairy All grass patches (30%)
"Munna" IconMunna Psychic All grass patches (25%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (25%)
"Elgyem" IconElgyem Psychic All grass patches (20%)
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Dark/Normal All grass patches (10%)
Tranquill Normal/Flying Flying (10%)
Stufful Normal/Fighting All grass patches (5%)

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Guide Information

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