Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Max Raids

By
Ben Chard
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Vincent Lau

Den A

Den A can be found on the border of Dusty Bowl to the southwest.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Phantump Ghost/Grass ☆ - 35%
Pumpkaboo Ghost/Grass ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 35%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 1%
Morelull Grass/Fairy ☆ - 15%, ☆☆ - 35%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Shiinotic Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Maractus Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Trevenant Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Gourgeist Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 29%
Dhelmise Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

Den B

Den B is the only Den in the pond.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Shellos Water ☆ - 35%
Krabby Water ☆ - 35%
Corphish Water ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chewtle Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Binacle Rock/Water ☆☆ - 20%
Pyukumuku Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Kingler Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Barbaracle Rock/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gastrodon Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Jellicent Water/Ghost ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drednaw Water/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mantyke Water/Flying ☆ - 68%
Corphish Water ☆ - 2%
Arrokuda Water ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chewtle Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Mareanie Poison/Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Basculin Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxapex Poison/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Pyukumuku Water ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Mantine Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Vaporeon Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den C

Head northeast of the pond to find Den C.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Yamper Electric ☆ - 35%
Helioptile Electric/Normal ☆ - 35%
Toxel Electric/Poison ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chinchou Water/Electric ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Pikachu Electric ☆☆ - 20%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Heliolisk Electric/Normal ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Toxtricity Electric/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Togedemaru Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Morpeko Electric/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Yamper Electric ☆ - 35%
Toxel Electric/Poison ☆ - 35%
Pikachu Electric ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Helioptile Electric/Normal ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chinchou Water/Electric ☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆ - 20%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Toxtricity Electric/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Heliolisk Electric/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Vikavolt Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Pikachu Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Jolteon Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den D

Den D is the southern Den found against the eastern cliff.

Common Den

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Nickit Dark ☆ - 35%
Zigzagoon Dark/Normal ☆ - 35%
Inkay Dark/Psychic ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Liepard Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Linoone Dark/Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Thievul Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Pangoro Fighting/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Malamar Dark/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Obstagoon Dark/Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Umbreon Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den E

Den E is the Den to the north against the eastern cliff.

Common Den

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Cherubi Grass ☆ - 35%
Bounsweet Grass ☆ - 35%
Gossifleur Grass ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Cottonee Grass/Fairy ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Steenee Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Cherrim Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Ferrothorn Grass/Steel ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Eldegoss Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Tsareena Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Whimsicott Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Leafeon Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    7 March 2021
    Version History
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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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