Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Max Raids

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Den A

Den A can be found to the east of the western Berry Tree.

Common Den

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Vanillite Ice ☆ - 35%
Snom Ice/Bug ☆ - 35%
Mr. Mime Ice/Psychic ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Bergmite Ice ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 40%
Snorunt Ice ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Vanillish Ice ☆☆ - 5%, ☆☆☆ - 5%
Avalugg Ice ☆☆☆ - 35%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Frosmoth Ice/Bug ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Vanilluxe Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Froslass Ice/Ghost ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Glaceon Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den B

Den B is to the northeast of the western Berry Tree, against the wall of Hammerlocke.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Toxel Electric/Poison ☆ - 35%
Gastly Ghost/Poison ☆ - 35%
Skorupi Poison/Bug ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Oddish Grass/Poison ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Gloom Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 20%
Haunter Ghost/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Koffing Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Qwilfish Water/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Vileplume Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxtricity Electric/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Weezing Poison/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Pichu Electric ☆ - 35%
Electrike Electric ☆ - 35%
Toxel Electric/Poison ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Helioptile Electric/Normal ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Joltik Bug/Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Pikachu Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Pikachu Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Rotom (Mow) Electric/Grass ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Rotom (Fan) Electric/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Rotom (Wash) Electric/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Rotom (Frost) Electric/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Rotom (Heat) Electric/Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den C

Den C can be found in the center of the Zone, west of the entrance to Hammerlocke.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Cleffa Fairy ☆ - 35%
Togepi Fairy ☆ - 35%
Cutiefly Bug/Fairy ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Swirlix (Sword only) Fairy ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Spritzee (Shield only) Fairy ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Clefairy Fairy ☆☆ - 20%
Morelull Grass/Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Togetic Fairy/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Clefable Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Ribombee Bug/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Shiinotic Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Slurpuff (Sword only) Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Aromatisse (Shield only) Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Togekiss Fairy/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Togepi Fairy ☆ - 35%
Morelull Grass/Fairy ☆ - 35%
Impidimp Dark/Fairy ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Ralts Psychic/Fairy ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Togetic Fairy/Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Shiinotic Grass/Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Morgrem Dark/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Mawile (Sword only) Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Rapidash (Shield only) Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Togekiss Fairy/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Grimmsnarl Dark/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Mimikyu Ghost/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den D

Den D overlooks Dusty Bowl to the south.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Vulpix (Sword only) Fire ☆ - 35%
Growlithe (Shield only) Fire ☆ - 35%
Salandit Poison/Fire ☆ - 35%
Litwick Ghost/Fire ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Salazzle Poison/Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35% (Shield)
Lampent Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Shield)
Ninetales (Sword only) Fire ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Arcanine (Shield only) Fire ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Torkoal Fire ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Chandelure Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Turtonator (Sword only) Fire/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Den E

Den E can be found southeast of the entrance to Hammerlocke.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Rookidee Flying ☆ - 35%
Noibat Flying/Dragon ☆ - 35%
Wingull Water/Flying ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Natu Psychic/Flying ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Drifloon Ghost/Flying ☆☆ - 20%
Corvisquire Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Drifblim Ghost/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Pelipper Water/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Xatu Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Corviknight Flying/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Hawlucha Fighting/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Cramorant Flying/Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Natu Psychic/Flying ☆ - 35%
Hoothoot Normal/Flying ☆ - 35%
Rookidee Flying ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Wingull Water/Flying ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Butterfree Bug/Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Corvisquire Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Noctowl Normal/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Pelipper Water/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Xatu Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Hawlucha Fighting/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Corviknight Flying/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Delibird Ice/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den F

Den F is found northeast of the Zone, against the wall.

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 G

Den G is found to the far southeast, on the border of Giant’s Mirror.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy ☆ - 35%
Wynaut Psychic ☆ - 35%
Natu Psychic/Flying ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Baltoy Ground/Psychic ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%
Mr. Mime Ice/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Xatu Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Indeedee Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Claydol Ground/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Wobbuffet Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Inkay Dark/Psychic ☆ - 35%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆ - 35%
Mr. Mime Ice/Psychic ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Woobat Psychic/Flying ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Hatenna Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Hattrem Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Bronzong Steel/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Swoobat Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Malamar Dark/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Hatterene Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Espeon Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 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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  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
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  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
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  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
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