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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-01-2020 / 17:24 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 22-01-2020 / 17:48 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

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East Lake Axewell

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/B

You'll find Den A to the east of the lakeand Den B just a short distance north of Den A.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
PidoveNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
HoothootNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
NatuPsychic/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
WoobatPsychic/Flying☆☆ - 20%
TranquillNormal/Flying☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
UnfezantNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ -35%
NoctowlNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
SwoobatPsychic/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
XatuPsychic/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Mandibuzz (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
SigilyphPsychic/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
NatuPsychic/Flying☆ - 35%
HoothootNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
RookideeFlying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
WingullWater/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
ButterfreeBug/Flying☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
CorvisquireFlying☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
NoctowlNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
PelipperWater/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
XatuPsychic/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
HawluchaFighting/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
CorviknightFlying/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
DelibirdIce/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den C

Head to the west of the stairs leading to Motostoke in order to locate Den C.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
BunnelbyNormal☆ - 35%
HoothootNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
PidoveNormal/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
MinccinoNormal☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
HelioptileNormal/Electric☆☆ - 20%
StuffulNormal/Fighting☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
DiggersbyNormal/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
NoctowlNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
UnfezantNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
HelioliskNormal/Electric☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CinccinoNormal☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
BewearNormal/Fighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
BunnelbyNormal☆ - 35%
PidoveNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
SkwovetNormal☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 40%
EeveeNormal☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
TranquillNormal/Flying☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
WoolooNormal☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
UnfezantNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DubwoolNormal☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Oranguru (Shield only)Normal/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
IndeedeeNormal/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
SnorlaxNormal☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den D

Head east from the stairs to Motostoke to locate this Den.

NameTypeEncounter Rate
StunkyPoison/Dark☆ - 35%
TrubbishPoison☆ - 35%
SkorupiPoison/Bug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
MareaniePoison/Water☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
OddishGrass/Poison☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
RoseliaGrass/Poison☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
QwilfishWater/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
DrapionPoison/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
VileplumeGrass/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
ToxapexPoison/Water☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5% (Shield)
GarbodorPoison☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
SkuntankPoison/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 5% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
StunkyPoison/Dark☆ - 35%
TrubbishPoison☆ - 35%
SkorupiPoison/Bug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
KoffingPoison☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Mareanie (Sword only)Poison/Water☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Salandit (Shield only)Poison/Fire☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
ToxelElectric/Poison☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
DrapionPoison/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
ToxtricityElectric/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
SkuntankPoison/Dark☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
WeezingPoison/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Toxapex (Sword only)Poison/Water☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Salazzle (Shield only)Poison/Fire☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
GarbodorPoison☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den E

Den E can be located in the lake itself, to the southeast.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MagikarpWater☆ - 35%
MantykeWater/Flying☆ - 35%
RemoraidWater☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
ChinchouWater/Electric☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
WailmerWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
BasculinWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
OctilleryWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
MantineWater/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
LanturnWater/Electric☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
WailordWater☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
WishiwashiWater☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MagikarpWater☆ - 68%
FeebasWater☆ - 2%
ArrokudaWater☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
ChewtleWater☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
MareaniePoison/Water☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
BasculinWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
QuilfishWater/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
ToxapexPoison/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 18%
PyukumukuWater☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
LaprasWater/Ice☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
MiloticWater☆☆☆☆☆ - 2%

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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