Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Bewear Normal/Fighting 40%
Diggersby Normal/Ground 20%
Onix Rock/Ground 20%
Tranquill Normal/Flying 15%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 5%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Machoke Fighting 40%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 20%
Onix Rock/Ground 20%
Haunter Ghost/Poison 15%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 5%

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
Quagsire Water/Ground 50%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 30%
Nuzleaf (Sword only) Grass/Dark 15%
Lombre (Shield only) Water/Grass 15%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 5%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Manectric Electric 50%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 30%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark 15%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 5%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Dwebble Bug/Rock 40%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 20%
Onix Rock/Ground 20%
Mudsdale Ground 15%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 5%

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying 50%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 30%
Swinub Ice/Ground 15%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 5%

Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Delibird Ice/Flying 50%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 30%
Swinub Ice/Ground 15%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 5%

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mudsdale Ground 40%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 20%
Onix Rock/Ground 20%
Dwebble Bug/Rock 15%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 5%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Xatu Psychic/Flying 50%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 30%
Liepard Dark 15%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic 5%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Greedent Normal 70%
Cherbui Grass 30%

Fishing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Shellder Water 60%
Pyukumuku Water 25%
Gyarados Water/Flying 10%
Cloyster Water/Ice 5%

Guide Information

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