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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 / 02:58 GMT

  • Clear
NameTypeLv
ShuckleBug/Rock34
BronzongSteel/Psychic41
MudsdaleGround41
SudowoodoRock41
FlygonGround/Dragon51
GigalithRock51
Kommo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting60
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark60
SandacondaGround65
  • Overcast
NameTypeLv
ShuckleBug/Rock34
ClaydolGround/Psychic41
SkuntankPoison/Dark41
SudowoodoRock41
GolurkGround/Ghost51
SigliyphPsychic/Flying51
BarbaracleRock/Water60
SandacondaGround65
  • Raining/Thunderstorm
NameTypeLv
ShuckleBug/Rock34
BronzongSteel/Psychic41
RhydonGround/Rock41
SeismitoadWater/Ground41
GolurkGround/Ghost51
SigilyphPsychic/Flying51
BarbaracleRock/Water60
SandacondaGround65
  • Intense Sun
NameTypeLv
ShuckleBug/Rock34
ClaydolGround/Psychic41
MudsdaleGround41
SudowoodoRock41
GigalithRock51
SigilyphPsychic/Flying51
Kommo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting60
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark60
SandacondaGround65
  • Snowing
NameTypeLv
ShuckleBug/Rock34
BronzongSteel/Psychic41
PiloswineIce/Ground41
RhydonGround/Rock41
GolurkGround/Ghost51
SigilyphPsychic/Flying51
Kommo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting60
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark60
SandacondaGround65
  • Snowstorm
NameTypeLv
ShuckleBug/Rock34
BronzongSteel/Psychic41
PiloswineIce/Ground41
SudowoodoRock41
GolurkGround/Ghost51
SigilyphPsychic/Flying51
Kommo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting60
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark60
SandacondaGround65
  • Sandstorm
NameTypeLv
ShuckleBug/Rock34
ClaydolGround/Psychic41
MudsdaleGround41
SudowoodoRock41
FlygonGround/Dragon51
GigalithRock51
Kommo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting60
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark60
SandacondaGround65
  • Heavy Fog
NameTypeLv
ShuckleBug/Rock34
ClaydolGround/Psychic41
MudsdaleGround41
SudowoodoRock41
GolurkGround/Ghost51
SigilyphPsychic/Flying51
Kommo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting60
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark60
SandacondaGround65
  • All Weather - Water
NameTypeLv
GyaradosWater/Flying46
GastrodonWater/Ground56

Guide Information

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