Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Espurr Psychic 40%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 25%
Corvisquire Flying 15%
Dubwool Normal 10%
Klink Steel 10%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Inkay Dark/Psychic 35%
Machoke Fighting 25%
Thievul Dark 15%
Espurr Psychic 10%
Klink Steel 10%
Hawlucha Fighting/Flying 5%

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
Pelipper Water/Flying 40%
Karrablast Bug 30% (Sword), 5% (Shield)
Inkay Dark/Psychic 15%
Shelmet Steel 5% (Sword), 30% (Shield)
Klink Bug 10%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Toxel Electric/Poison 40%
Charjabug Bug/Electric 25%
Karrablast (Sword only) Bug 15%
Shelmet (Shield only) Bug 15%
Espurr Psychic 10%
Klink Steel 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Growlithe (Sword only) Fire 40%
Vulpix (Shield only) Fire 40%
Baltoy Ground/Psychic 25%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 15%
Espurr Psychic 10%
Klink Steel 10%

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Swinub Ice/Ground 40%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 25%
Delibird Ice/Flying 15%
Espurr Psychic 10%
Klink Steel 10%

Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Snorunt Ice 40%
Vanillite Ice 25%
Honedge Steel/Ghost 15%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 10%
Klink Steel 10%

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Dugtrio Ground 40%
Dwebble Bug/Rock 25%
Drilbur Ground 15%
Espurr Psychic 10%
Klink Steel 10%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Espurr Psychic 40%
Hatenna Psychic 25%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 15%
Impidimp Dark/Fairy 10%
Klink Steel 10%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Greedent Normal 75%
Cherubi Grass 25%

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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