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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Max Raids

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Den A/C

(1 of 2) Head east of the first Berry Tree to find this Den

Head east of the first Berry Tree to find this Den (left), then search south of the first Berry Tree to the north to find Den C. (right)

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Budew Grass/Poison ☆ - 35%
Seedot (Sword only) Grass ☆ - 35%
Lotad (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆ - 35%
Bounsweet Grass ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Oddish Grass/Poison ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Nuzleaf (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆ - 20%
Lombre (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆ - 20%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Gloom Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Steenee Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Shiftry (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Ludicolo (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Tsareena Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Vileplume Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Bellossom Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Cherubi Grass ☆ - 35%
Seedot (Sword only) Grass ☆ - 35%
Lotad (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆ - 35%
Gossifleur Grass ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Cottonee Grass/Fairy ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Nuzleaf (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Lombre (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Morelull Grass/Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Cherrim Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Shiinotic Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Eldegoss Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Whimsicott Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Shiftry (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Ludicolo (shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Dhelmise Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den B

Head east of the Watt Trader and Berry Tree to find this Den.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Caterpie Bug ☆ - 35%
Grubbin Bug ☆ - 35%
Nincada Bug/Ground ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Joltik Bug/Electric ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Metapod Bug ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
Durant Bug/Steel ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Charjabug Bug/Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Ninjask Bug/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Butterfree Bug/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Galvantula Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Vikavolt Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Wimpod Bug/Water ☆ - 35%
Blipbug Bug ☆ - 35%
Karrablast Bug ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Dewpider Water/Bug ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Shelmet Bug ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
Dwebble Bug/Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Dottler Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Orbeetle Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Araquanid Water/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Golisopod Bug/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Escavalier (Sword only) Bug/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Accelgor (Shield only) Bug ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Orbeetle (Gigantamax) Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Den D

This pair of Dens are the furthest north of Dappled Grove, Den D can be found in the southern of the two.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Budew Grass/Poison ☆ - 35%
Seedot (Sword only) Grass ☆ - 35%
Lotad (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆ - 35%
Bounsweet Grass ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Oddish Grass/Poison ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Nuzleaf (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆ - 20%
Lombre (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆ - 20%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Gloom Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Steenee Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Shiftry (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Ludicolo (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Tsareena Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Vileplume Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Bellossom Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Budew Grass/Poison ☆ - 35%
Seedot (Sword only) Grass ☆ - 35%
Lotad (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆ - 35%
Gossifleur Grass ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Nuzleaf (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Lombre (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Applin Grass/Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Shiftry (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Ludicolo (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Eldegoss Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Ferrothorn Grass/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Roserade Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Flapple (Sword only) Grass/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Appletun (Shield only) Grass/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den E

This pair of Dens are the furthest north of Dappled Grove, Den E can be found in the northern of the two.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Phantump Ghost/Grass ☆ - 35%
Pumpkaboo Ghost/Grass ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 35%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 1%
Morelull Grass/Fairy ☆ - 15%, ☆☆ - 35%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Shiinotic Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Maractus Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Trevenant Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Gourgeist Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 29%
Dhelmise Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Budew Grass/Poison ☆ - 35%
Seedot (Sword only) Grass ☆ - 35%
Lotad (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆ - 35%
Gossifleur Grass ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Nuzleaf (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Lombre (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Applin Grass/Dragon ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Shiftry (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Ludicolo (Shield only) Water/Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Eldegoss Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Ferrothorn Grass/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Roserade Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Flapple (Sword only) Grass/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Appletun (Shield only) Grass/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 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.

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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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