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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

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Name Type Encounter Rate
"Eldegoss" IconEldegoss Grass 40%
"Dubwool" IconDubwool Normal 30%
"Hattrem" IconHattrem Psychic 20%
"Applin" IconApplin Grass/Dragon 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Skuntank" IconSkuntank Poison/Dark 40%
"Eldegoss" IconEldegoss Grass 30%
"Hattrem" IconHattrem Psychic 20%
"Roselia" IconRoselia Grass/Poison 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Pelipper" IconPelipper Water/Flying 40%
"Barbaracle" IconBarbaracle Rock/Water 30%
"Eldegoss" IconEldegoss Grass 20%
"Hattrem" IconHattrem Psychic 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Drednaw" IconDrednaw Water/Rock 40%
"Boltund" IconBoltund Electric 30%
"Charjabug" IconCharjabug Bug/Electric 20%
"Eldegoss" IconEldegoss Grass 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Rhydon" IconRhydon Ground/Rock 40%
"Stunfisk" IconStunfisk Ground/Steel 30%
"Mudsdale" IconMudsdale Ground 20%
"Coalossal" IconCoalossal Rock/Fire 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Piloswine" IconPiloswine Ice/Ground 40%
"Abomasnow" IconAbomasnow Grass/Ice 30%
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 20%
"Gurdurr" IconGurdurr Fighting 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Bronzong" IconBronzong Steel/Psychic 40%
"Klang" IconKlang Steel 30%
"Hattrem" IconHattrem Psychic 20%
"Ferrothorn" IconFerrothorn Grass/Steel 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Dugtrio" IconDugtrio Ground 40%
"Sudowoodo" IconSudowoodo Rock 30%
"Eldegoss" IconEldegoss Grass 20%
"Hattrem" IconHattrem Psychic 10%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Meowstic" IconMeowstic Psychic 45%
"Hattrem" IconHattrem Psychic 30%
"Eldegoss" IconEldegoss Grass 20%
"Gardevoir" IconGardevoir Psychic/Fairy 5%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Barraskewda" IconBarraskewda Water 50%
"Lanturn" IconLanturn Water/Electric 35%
"Qwilfish" IconQwilfish Water/Poison 10%
"Gyarados" IconGyarados Water/Flying 5%
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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2024
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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.

Brand New October 2020:

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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