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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-01-2020 / 23:57 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 27-01-2020 / 06:22 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

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Dusty Bowl

Max Raids

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

Search under the rock bridge to locate Den Cwhile Den H can be found the other side of the large rock to the northeast.

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
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    22 January 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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