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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-01-2020 / 23:57 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 27-01-2020 / 06:08 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

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Giant's Cap

Overworld Encounter Data

  • Clear

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (60%)
NoctowlNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (40%)
LinooneDark/NormalAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (10%)
LiepardDarkAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (5%)
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (50%)
BlipbugBugAll grass patches (35%)
HoothootNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (10%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (5%)
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (50%)
BlipbugBugAll grass patches (35%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (10%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (5%)
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Overcast

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (60%)
LinooneDark/NormalAll grass patches (40%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (35%)
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (10%)
GloomGrass/PoisonAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
NoctowlNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (50%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (35%)
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (35%)
GloomGrass/PoisonAll grass patches (10%)
HoothootNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (50%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (35%)
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (35%)
GloomGrass/PoisonAll grass patches (10%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (5%)
  • Raining

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (60%)
DrednawWater/RockAll grass patches (40%)
QuadsireWater/GroundAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (10%)
NoctowlNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
LinooneDark/NormalAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (50%)
WooperWater/GroundAll grass patches (35%)
HoothootNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (10%)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (50%)
WooperWater/GroundAll grass patches (35%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (10%)
GloomGrass/PoisonAll grass patches (5%)
  • Thunderstorm

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (60%)
QuagsireWater/GroundAll grass patches (40%)
DrednawWater/RockAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (10%)
ManectricElectricAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
NoctowlNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (50%)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (35%)
WooperWater/GroundAll grass patches (10%)
HoothootNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (50%)
GloomGrass/PoisonAll grass patches (35%)
WooperWater/GroundAll grass patches (10%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (5%)
  • Intense Sun

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (60%)
CarkolRock/FireAll grass patches (40%)
DiggersbyNormal/GroundAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (10%)
TorkoalFireAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
NoctowlNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
RolycolyRockAll grass patches (50%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (35%)
TorkoalFireAll grass patches (10%)
HoothootNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RolycolyRockAll grass patches (50%)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (35%)
TorkoalFireAll grass patches (10%)
Dark/NormalDark/NormalAll grass patches (5%)
  • Snowing

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (60%)
VanilliteIceAll grass patches (40%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (10%)
LinooneDark/NormalAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
NoctowlNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
VanilliteIceAll grass patches (50%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (35%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (10%)
HoothootNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
VanilliteIceAll grass patches (50%)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (35%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (10%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (5%)
  • Snowstorm

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (60%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (40%)
VanilliteIceAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (10%)
LinooneDark/NormalAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
RioluFightingAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (50%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (35%)
VanilliteIceAll grass patches (10%)
RioluFightingAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (50%)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (35%)
VanilliteIceAll grass patches (10%)
RioluFightingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Sandstorm

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (60%)
CarkolRock/FireAll grass patches (40%)
DiggersbyNormal/GroundAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (10%)
NoctowlNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
ShuckleBug/RockAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
BunnelbyNormalAll grass patches (50%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (35%)
HoothootNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (10%)
ShuckleBug/RockAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BunnelbyNormalAll grass patches (50%)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (35%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (10%)
ShuckleBug/RockAll grass patches (5%)
  • Heavy Fog

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
RolycolyRockDirt Path (60%)
Gothita (Sword only)PsychicAll grass patches (40%)
Solosis (Shield only)PsychicAll grass patches (40%)
ClewfairyFairyAll grass patches (35%)
BoldoreRockDirt Path (30%)
RhyhornGround/RockDirt Path (10%)
NoctowlNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (10%)
MinccinoNormalAll grass patches (10%)
LinooneDark/NormalAll grass patches (5%)

Far West Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/PsychicDirt Path (100%)
Gothita (Sword only)PsychicAll grass patches (50%)
Solosis (Shield only)PsychicAll grass patches (50%)
DottlerBug/PsychicAll grass patches (35%)
ClefairyFairyAll grass patches (10%)
HoothootNormal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Northwest Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Gothorita (Sword only)PsychicAll grass patches (50%)
Solosis (Shield only)PsychicAll grass patches (50%)
ChewtleWaterAll grass patches (35%)
ClefairyFairyAll grass patches (10%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (5%)

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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