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 near the entrance to the Zone from the south, in the center.

Common Den

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
RioluFighting☆ - 35%
MachopFighting☆ - 35%
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Croadunk (Shield only)Poison/Fighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
StuffulNormal/Fighting☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
BewearNormal/Fighting☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
FalinksFighting☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
MachokeFighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Scrafty (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Toxicroak (Shield only)Poison/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
MachampFighting☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Passimian (Sword only)Fighting☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Hawlucha (Shield only)Fighting/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
LucarioFighting/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
GalladePsychic/Fighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den B

Head to the western edge to locate Den B.

Common Den

Rare Den

Den C/H

(1 of 2) Search under the rock bridge to locate Den C

Search under the rock bridge to locate Den C (left), while Den H can be found the other side of the large rock to the northeast. (right)

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
SilicobraGround☆ - 35%
YamaskGround/Ghost☆ - 35%
HippopotasGround☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
SwinubIce/Ground☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
TrapinchGround☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
PiloswineIce/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
VibravaGround/Dragon☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 29% (Shield)
StunfiskGround/Steel☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 29% (Sword). ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
HippowdonGround☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35% (Shield)
FlygonGround/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 35% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
RunerigusGround/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 1%
SandacondaGround☆☆☆☆☆ - 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%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
GastrodonWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
SeismitoadWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
RhyperiorGround/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Sandaconda (Gigantamax)Ground☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Den D

Den D is the only Den found in the lake to the northwest.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
ChewtleWater☆ - 35%
WooperWater/Ground☆ - 35%
TympoleWater☆ - 20%. ☆☆ - 30%
CorphishWater☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
ShellderWater☆☆ - 20%
PalpitoadWater/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
DrednawWater/Rock☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
QuagsireWater/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
PyukumukuWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
CloysterWater/Ice☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
SeismitoadWater/Ground☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CrawdauntWater/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MagikarpWater☆ - 68%
DewpiderWater/Bug☆ - 2%
WooperWater/Ground☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
BarboachWater/Ground☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
KrabbyWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
WishiwashiWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
KinglerWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
WhiscashWater/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
QwilfishWater/Poison☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
QuagsireWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
AraquanidWater/Bug☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Den E

Den E can be found to the north of the Zone, in the center.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
KlinkSteel☆ - 35%
MeowthSteel☆ - 35%
BronzorSteel/Psychic☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
FerroseedGrass/Steel☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
PawniardDark/Steel☆☆ - 20%
CufantSteel☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
KlangSteel☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
PerrserkerSteel☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
BronzongSteel/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
BisharpDark/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
KlinklangSteel☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
CopperajahSteel☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MeowthSteel☆ - 35%
BronzorSteel/Psychic☆ - 35%
PawniardDark/Steel☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
FerroseedGrass/Steel☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
HonedgeSteel/Ghost☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
BronzongSteel/Psychic☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
FerrothornGrass/Steel☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
PerrserkerSteel☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
BisharpDark/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
StunfiskGround/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
CopperajahSteel☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
DuraludonSteel/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den F

Den F can be found to the northeast on the green grass.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
VanilliteIce☆ - 35%
SwinubIce/Ground☆ - 35%
SnoverGrass/Ice☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
BergmiteIce☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 35%
DelibirdIce/Flying☆☆ - 5%
VanillishIce☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
PiloswineIce/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
AvaluggIce☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
AbomasnowGrass/Ice☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
CloysterWater/Ice☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
VanilluxeIce☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
LaprasWater/Ice☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

Den G

Den G is located to the northeast, by the side of a rock.

Common Den

Rare Den

Den I

Den I is far to the northeast, just before you cross over into Hammerlocke Hills.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
RolycolyRock☆ - 35%
RoggenrolaRock☆ - 35% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
DwebbleBug/Rock☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆ - 35% (Shield)
BinacleRock/Water☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
CarkolRock/Fire☆☆ - 20%
BoldoreRock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
CrustleBug/Rock☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
BarbaracleRock/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
OnixRock/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
CoalossalRock/Fire☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
GigalithRock☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
RhyperiorGround/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

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%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
GastrodonWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
SeismitoadWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
RhyperiorGround/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Sandaconda (Gigantamax)Ground☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Guide Information

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