Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Max Raids

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Den A/B

(1 of 2) Den A can be found to the south of the Zone

Den A can be found to the south of the Zone (left), while Den B can be found to the east of the monolith. (right)

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Rolycoly Rock ☆ - 35%
Roggenrola Rock ☆ - 35% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
Dwebble Bug/Rock ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆ - 35% (Shield)
Binacle Rock/Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Carkol Rock/Fire ☆☆ - 20%
Boldore Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Barbaracle Rock/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Onix Rock/Ground ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
Coalossal Rock/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
Gigalith Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
Rhyperior Ground/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den - Sword (A only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Dwebble Bug/Rock ☆ - 35%
Bonsly Rock ☆ - 35%
Rolycoly Rock ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Binacle Rock/Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Carkol Rock/Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Sudowoodo Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Barbaracle Rock/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Onix Rock/Ground ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Steelix Steel/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Stonjourner Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Coalossal Rock/Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den - Shield (A only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Vanillite Ice ☆ - 35%
Cubchoo Ice ☆ - 35%
Mr. Mime Ice/Psychic ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Bergmite Ice ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 40%
Snorunt Ice ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆ - 5%, ☆☆☆ - 5%
Avalugg Ice ☆☆☆ - 35%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Glalie Ice ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Vanilluxe Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Eiscue Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den (B only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Dwebble Bug/Rock ☆ - 35%
Bonsly Rock ☆ - 35%
Rolycoly Rock ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Binacle (Sword only) Rock/Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Roggenrola (Shield only) Rock ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Carkol Rock/Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Sudowoodo (Sword only) Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Larvitar (Shield only) Rock/Ground ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Barbaracle (Sword only) Rock/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Pupitar (Shield only) Rock/Ground ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Onix Rock/Ground ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Coalossal Rock/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Steelix Steel/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Stonjourner (Sword only) Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tyranitar (Shield only) Rock/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den C

Den C is located along the northwestern bank.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Klink Steel ☆ - 35%, ☆☆ - 20%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆ - 35%, ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Steelix Steel/Ground ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Ferrothorn Grass/Steel ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Bronzong Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Mawile (Sword only) Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Togedemaru Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Riolu Fighting ☆ - 35%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆ - 35%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Klink Steel ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Onix Rock/Ground ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Durant Bug/Steel ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
Klang Steel ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Shield)
Bronzong Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Steelix Steel/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Klinklang Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Lucario Fighting/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den D/E

(1 of 2) You’ll find Den D on the eastern edge, between grass patches

You’ll find Den D on the eastern edge, between grass patches (left), while Den E is located south of the northernmost tree. (right)

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Klink Steel ☆ - 35%
Meowth Steel ☆ - 35%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆☆ - 20%
Cufant Steel ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Klang Steel ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Perrserker Steel ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Bronzong Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Klinklang Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Copperajah Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den (D only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Meowth Steel ☆ - 35%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆ - 35%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Honedge Steel/Ghost ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Bronzong Steel/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Ferrothorn Grass/Steel ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Perrserker Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Stunfisk Ground/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Copperajah Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Duraludon Steel/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den (E only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Riolu Fighting ☆ - 35%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆ - 35%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Klink Steel ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Onix Rock/Ground ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Durant Bug/Steel ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
Klang Steel ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Shield)
Bronzong Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Steelix Steel/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Klinklang Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Duraludon Steel/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 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.

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