• Clear
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BronzorSteel/PsychicAll grass patches (60%)
Nuzleaf (Sword only)Grass/DarkAll grass patches (25%)
Lombre (Shield only)Water/GrassAll grass patches (25%)
Machoke (Sword only)FightingAll grass patches (10%)
Machop (Shield only)FightingAll grass patches (10%)
StuffulNormal/FightingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Overcast
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
MachopFightingAll grass patches (60%)
GastlyGhost/PoisonAll grass patches (28%)
BronzorSteel/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
TyrogueFightingAll grass patches (2%)
  • Raining
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
Nuzleaf (Sword only)Grass/DarkAll grass patches (60%)
Lombre (Shield only)Water/GrassAll grass patches (60%)
BronzorSteel/PsychicAll grass patches (25%)
GastlyGhost/PoisonAll grass patches (10%)
WooperWater/GroundAll grass patches (5%)
  • Thunderstorm
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
ElectrikeElectricAll grass patches (60%)
BronzorSteel/PsychicAll grass patches (28%)
PalpitoadWater/GroundAll grass patches (12%)
  • Intense Sun
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
MudbrayGroundAll grass patches (60%)
GastlyGhost/PoisonAll grass patches (25%)
BronzorSteel/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
Vulpix (Sword only)FireAll grass patches (5%)
Growlithe (Shield only)FireAll grass patches (5%)
  • Snowing
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
SnoverGrass/IceAll grass patches (60%)
SnoruntIceAll grass patches (25%)
MachopFightingAll grass patches (10%)
BronzorSteel/PsychicAll grass patches (5%)
  • Snowstorm
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
SnoverGrass/IceAll grass patches (60%)
SnoruntIceAll grass patches (25%)
BronzorSteel/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
DelibirdIce/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Sandstorm
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (60%)
BronzorSteel/PsychicAll grass patches (25%)
MachopFightingAll grass patches (10%)
StuffulNormal/FightingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Heavy Fog
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
DuskullGhostAll grass patches (60%)
NatuPsychic/FlyingAll grass patches (28%)
GastlyGhost/PoisonAll grass patches (10%)
MunnaPsychicAll grass patches (2%)

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    27 November 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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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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