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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

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Ben Chard
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Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Thievul Dark 28%
Wobbuffet Psychic 25%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 20%
Liepard Dark 10%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%
Togepi Fairy 2%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Karrablast Bug 30%
Thievul Dark 23%
Diggersby Normal/Ground 20%
Shelmet Bug 10%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%
Togepi Fairy 2%

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
Binacle Rock/Water 30%
Shellos Water 25%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 20%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 10%
Wimpod Bug/Water 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Binacle Rock/Water 25%
Noibat Flying/Dragon 20%
Shellos Water 20%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 20%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Inkay Dark/Psychic 30%
Litwick Ghost/Fire 25%
Thievul Dark 20%
Carkol Rock/Fire 10%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Sneasel Dark/Ice 30%
Thievul Dark 25%
Vanillite (Sword only) Ice 20%
Cubchoo (Shield only) Ice 20%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 10%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%

Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Sneasel Dark/Ice 30%
Cubchoo Ice 25%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 20%
Mawile (Sword only) Steel/Fairy 10%
Vanillite (Shield only) Ice 10%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock 30%
Rufflet (Sword only) Normal/Flying 25%
Vullaby (Shield only) Dark/Flying 25%
Sudowoodo Rock 20%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 10%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Milcery Fairy 30%
Litwick Ghost/Fire 25%
Elgyem Psychic 20%
Palpitoad Water/Ground 10%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 5%
Thievul Dark 5%
Togepi Fairy 5%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Greedent Normal 75%
Cherubi Grass 25%

Fishing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Drednaw Water/Rock 30%
Magikarp Water 30%
Lanturn Water/Electric 25%
Qwilfish Water/Poison 10%
Gyarados Water/Flying 5%

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    31 August 2021
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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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