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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

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Name Type Encounter Rate
Eldegoss Grass 40%
Dubwool Normal 30%
Hattrem Psychic 20%
Applin Grass/Dragon 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Skuntank Poison/Dark 40%
Eldegoss Grass 30%
Hattrem Psychic 20%
Roselia Grass/Poison 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Pelipper Water/Flying 40%
Barbaracle Rock/Water 30%
Eldegoss Grass 20%
Hattrem Psychic 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Drednaw Water/Rock 40%
Boltund Electric 30%
Charjabug Bug/Electric 20%
Eldegoss Grass 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Rhydon Ground/Rock 40%
Stunfisk Ground/Steel 30%
Mudsdale Ground 20%
Coalossal Rock/Fire 10%


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


Name Type Encounter Rate
Bronzong Steel/Psychic 40%
Klang Steel 30%
Hattrem Psychic 20%
Ferrothorn Grass/Steel 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Dugtrio Ground 40%
Sudowoodo Rock 30%
Eldegoss Grass 20%
Hattrem Psychic 10%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Meowstic Psychic 45%
Hattrem Psychic 30%
Eldegoss Grass 20%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy 5%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Barraskewda Water 50%
Lanturn Water/Electric 35%
Qwilfish Water/Poison 10%
Gyarados Water/Flying 5%


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    31 August 2021
    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 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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