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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

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Name Type Encounter Rate
Nuzleaf (Sword only) Grass/Dark 40%
Lombre (Shield only) Water/Grass 40%
Dottler Bug/Psychic 30%
Eldegoss Grass 20%
Stunky Poison/Dark 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Eldegoss Grass 40%
Dottler Bug/Psychic 30%
Munna Psychic 20%
Karrablast Bug 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Palpitoad Water/Ground 40%
Shellos Water 30%
Dottler Bug/Psychic 20%
Eldegoss Grass 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Joltik Bug/Electric 40%
Toxel Electric/Poison 30%
Shellos Water 20%
Dottler Bug/Psychic 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Golett Ground/Ghost 40%
Baltoy Ground/Psychic 30%
Drilbur Ground 20%
Dugtrio Ground 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Snover Grass/Ice 40%
Snorunt Ice 30%
Delibird Ice/Flying 20%
Dottler Bug/Psychic 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Snorunt Ice 40%
Pawniard Dark/Steel 30%
Delibird Ice/Flying 20%
Dottler Bug/Psychic 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Golett Ground/Ghost 40%
Drilbur Ground 30%
Mudbray Ground 20%
Dottler Bug/Psychic 10%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Munna Psychic 40%
Dottler Bug/Psychic 30%
Duskull Ghost 20%
Eldegoss Grass 10%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Greedent Normal 75%
Cherubi Grass 25%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Goldeen Water 50%
Krabby Water 35%
Corphish Water 10%
Gyarados Water/Flying 5%


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    31 August 2021
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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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