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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 28-01-2020 / 15:53 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 29-01-2020 / 16:58 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

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Giant's Cap

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

Den A is located in the southwest of the Zone.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
ToxelElectric/Poison☆ - 35%
GastlyGhost/Poison☆ - 35%
SkorupiPoison/Bug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
OddishGrass/Poison☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
GloomGrass/Poison☆☆ - 20%
HaunterGhost/Poison☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
KoffingPoison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
QwilfishWater/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
VileplumeGrass/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
RoseliaGrass/Poison☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
ToxtricityElectric/Poison☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
WeezingPoison/Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

  • Den B

Head northeast from Den A to find Den B.

Common Den

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
Vulpix (Sword only)Fire☆ - 35%
Growlithe (Shield only)Fire☆ - 35%
SizzlipedeFire/Bug☆ - 35%
LitwickGhost/Fire☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
CarkolRock/Fire☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
LampentGhost/Fire☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
HeatmorFire☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Shield)
TorkoalFire☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
ArcanineFire☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
NinetalesFire☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
ChandelureGhost/Fire☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
FlareonFire☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den C

Den C is located along the eastern edge of the large grey rock.

Common Den

Rare Den

  • Den D

Den D is situated to the northwest, by the lake.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
PichuElectric☆ - 35%
ElectrikeElectric☆ - 35%
JoltikBug/Electric☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
ChinchouWater/Electric☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
CharjabugBug/Electric☆☆ - 20%
PikachuElectric☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
ManectricElectric☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
LanturnWater/Electric☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
GalvantulaBug/Electric☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
VikavoltBug/Electric☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
RaichuElectric☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MagikarpWater☆ - 35%
ArrokudaWater☆ - 35%
ChewtleWater☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
KrabbyWater☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
PyukumukuWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
BasculinWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
QwilfishWater/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
KinglerWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
WishiwashiWater☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
GastrodonWater/Ground☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Drednaw (Gigantamax)Water/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den E

You'll find Den E far to the northeast, just before you enter Hamerlocke Hills.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
RookideeFlying☆ - 35%
NoibatFlying/Dragon☆ - 35%
WingullWater/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
NatuPsychic/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
DrifloonGhost/Flying☆☆ - 20%
CorvisquireFlying☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
DrifblimGhost/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
PelipperWater/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
XatuPsychic/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
CorviknightFlying/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
HawluchaFighting/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
CramorantFlying/Water☆☆☆☆☆ - 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%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
PelipperWater/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
XatuPsychic/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
HawluchaFighting/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 35%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
SigliyphPsychic/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Corviknight (Gigantamax)Flying/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    28 January 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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