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Pokémon: Sword & Shield


Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

Hammerlocke Hills is the final destination for any Pokémon Trainer undertaking the Gym Challenge and looking to reach Hammerlocke itself. You’ll find a Watt Trader and Ingredients Seller at the bottom of the stairs and the majority of the area stretches across the front gates of the city itself. Other than this, Hammerlocke Hills is rather unremarkable in the fact there are no hidden goodies to snag such as the ones you’ll find in Lake of Outrage. There are seven Pokémon Dens here however along with two Berry Trees for even more ingredients.


Item Location
Great Ball Hidden Item - Against the stairs leading up to Hammerlocke (Respawns once a day)
Revive Hidden Item - Against the walls of Hammerlocke (Respawns once a day)
Revival Herb Hidden Item - Against the walls of Hammerlocke (Respawns once a day)
Big Mushroom Hidden Item - Base of a tree to the southeast of Hammerlocke (Respawns once a day)
Pretty Feather Hidden Item - In the northeast corner of the Zone (Respawns once a day)
Energy Root Hidden Item - Base of a tree to the southern cliff edge, looking over Dusty Bowl (Respawns once a day)
Star Piece Hidden Item - Next to a rock located on the southern cliff (Respawns once a day)
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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2024
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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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