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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-07-2020 / 00:16 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 12-07-2020 / 17:09 GMT

  • Clear - Land
NameTypeLv
GarbodorPoison40
RibombeeBug/Fairy40
LinooneDark/Normal40
FerrothornGrass/Steel40
BewearNormal/Fighting42
GreedentNormal42
BeheeyemPsychic42
SeismitoadWater/Ground46
GolisopodBug/Water50
NoivernFlying/Dragon50
GalladePsychic/Fighting60
ObstagoonDark/Normal65
  • Clear/Overcast/Sandstorm - Water
NameTypeLv
SeakingWater46
GyaradosWater/Flying56
  • Overcast - Land
NameTypeLv
GarbodorPoison40
RibombeeBug/Fairy40
LinooneDark/Normal40
FerrothornGrass/Steel40
PangoroFighting/Dark42
GreedentNormal42
BeheeyemPsychic42
SeismitoadWater/Ground46
DrapionPoison/Dark50
NoivernFlying/Dragon50
GalladePsychic/Fighting60
ObstagoonDark/Normal65
  • Raining/Thunderstorm - Land
NameTypeEncounter Rate
GarbodorPoison40
LinooneDark/Normal40
FerrothornGrass/Steel40
BewearNormal/Fighting42
GreedentNormal42
BronzongSteel/Psychic42
SeismitoadWater/Ground46
GolisopodBug/Water50
NoivernFlying/Dragon50
GalladePsychic/Fighting60
ObstagoonDark/Normal65
  • Raining/Heavy Fog - Water
NameTypeLv
JellicentWater/Ghost46
GyaradosWater/Flying56
  • Thunderstorm - Water
NameTypeLv
LanturnWater/Electric46
GyaradosWater/Flying56
  • Intense Sun - Land
NameTypeLv
GarbodorPoison40
RibombeeBug/Fairy40
LinooneDark/Normal40
FerrothornGrass/Steel40
PangoroFighting/Dark42
GreedentNormal42
BeheeyemPsychic42
BewearNormal/Fighting46
RhydonGround/Rock50
NoivernFlying/Dragon50
GalladePsychic/Fighting60
ObstagoonDark/Normal65
  • Intense Sun - Water
NameTypeLv
PelipperWater/Flying46
GyaradosWater/Flying56
  • Snowing - Land
NameTypeLv
GarbodorPoison40
LinooneDark/Normal40
FerrothornGrass/Steel40
BewearNormal/Fighting42
GreedentNormal42
BeheeyemPsychic42
VanilluxeIce46/50
NoctowlNormal/Flying50
BearticIce60
ObstagoonDark/Normal65
  • Snowing/Snowstorm - Water
NameTypeLv
VanilluxeIce46
GyaradosWater/Flying56
  • Snowstorm - Land
NameTypeLv
GarbodorPoison40
LinooneDark/Normal40
FerrothornGrass/Steel40
BewearNormal/Fighting42
GreedentNormal42
BeheeyemPsychic42
VanilluxeIce46/50
NoivernFlying/Dragon50
WeavileDark/Ice60
ObstagoonDark/Normal65
  • Sandstorm - Land
NameTypeLv
GarbodorPoison40
LinooneDark/Normal40
FerrothornGrass/Steel40
GreedentNormal42
BewearNormal/Fighting42
ClaydolGround/Psychic42
RhydonGround/Rock46
NoivernFlying/Dragon50
GalladePsychic/Fighting60
ObstagoonDark/Normal65
  • Heavy Fog - Land
NameTypeLv
GarbodorPoison40
RibombeeBug/Fairy40
LinooneDark/Normal40
FerrothornGrass/Steel40
BewearNormal/Fighting42
GreedentNormal42
BeheeyemPsychic42
SeismitoadWater/Ground46
MimikyuGhost/Fairy50
NoivernFlying/Dragon50
MusharnaPsychic60
ObstagoonDark/Normal65

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    12 July 2020
    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 currently-released Isle of Armor (and in the future, it will cover the Crown Tundra).

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.

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.

Version 1.1:

  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • Screenshots with annotated captions.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • Updated Pokémon Lists for all areas.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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