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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 (????) 13-07-2020 / 17:04 GMT

Dusty Bowl is yet another large Zone and ranks alongside Stony Wilderness as the largest one in the game. You've got lakes, dry grass and normal grass patches here along with the large stone archways that hide a secret. Bring a Galarian Yamask that has surived an attack of at least 49 damage in one battle and take it under it and you'll be able to evolve it into Runerigus. Dusty Bowl serves as a central point, connecting the two Giant's Zones and the path toward Hammerlocke Hills so you'll find yourself here a lot if you enjoy exploring the Wild Area. You'll also come across nine Pokémon Dens here however there are no Berry Trees to give a shake.

Items

ItemLocation
Sun StoneTo the west of the rock connecting to the arch to the west
Moon StoneNext to a rock in the northeast, by the green grass
TM73 Cross PoisonOn the small island in the northwest after crossing the lake (Requires Rotom Bike upgrade)
Fossilized BirdHidden Item - On a rock under the rock bridge (Respawns once a day)
Fossilized FishHidden Item - On a rock under the rock bridge (Respawns once a day)
Fossilized DrakeHidden Item - On a rock under the rock bridge (Respawns once a day)
Fossilized DinoHidden Item - On a rock under the rock bridge (Respawns once a day)
Big MushroomHidden Item - At base of a tree to the south (Respawns once a day)
Tiny MushroomHidden Item - At base of a tree to the south (Respawns once a day)
Razor ClawHidden Item - On the small island across the lake (Requires Rotom Bike upgrade, respawns once a day)
Balm MushroomHidden Item - On the small island across the lake (Requires Rotom Bike upgrade, respawns once a day)
StardustHidden Item - Alongside a rock to the south of the (Respawns once a day)
StardustHidden Item - Alongside a rock to the northeast border (Respawns once a day)
Rare BoneHidden Item - Alongside a rock to the northeast border (Respawns once a day)

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    12 July 2020
    Version History
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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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