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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

You can access Giant’s Cap by taking the northwest path out of Stony Wilderness. This long trek involves three different sets of grass patches with different Pokémon Encounters along with five Pokémon Dens and a single Berry Tree. You’ll also find another Watt Trader here should you need any goods or want to add another route to the "Rotom" IconRotom Rally. This aside, Giant’s Cap is rather unremarkable and serves as a footnote on your journey through to Hammerlocke.


Item Location
Dawn Stone On the top of the cliff to the west, near the Berry Tree.
Pungent Root Hidden Item - Across the edge of the water southwest of the Watt Trader (Respawns once a day)
Great Ball Hidden Item - South of the lake, in the patch of grass (Respawns once a day)
Large Leek Hidden Item - West of the large boulder in the center (Respawns once a day)
Large Leek Hidden Item - Southwest of the large boulder in the center (Respawns once a day)
Large Leek Hidden Item - North of the large boulder in the center (Respawns once a day)
Large Leek Hidden Item - East of the large boulder in the center (Respawns once a day)
Wishing Piece Hidden Item - Southeast of the large boulder in the center (Respawns once a day)
Star Piece Hidden Item - To the east, on a boulder (Respawns once a day)
Revival Herb Hidden Item - Base of a tree to the northwest (Respawns once a day)
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Guide Information
  • 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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