Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Max Raids

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Den A

Den A is the only Den found in the lake itself.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chewtle Water ☆ - 35%
Arrokuda Water ☆ - 35%
Shellos Water ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Dewpider Water/Bug ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Wailmer Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
Basculin Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Wishiwashi Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Drednaw Water/Rock ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Barraskewda Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Araquanid Water/Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gastrodon Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Wailord Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Magikarp Water ☆ - 68%
Feebas Water ☆ - 2%
Arrokuda Water ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chewtle Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Mareanie Poison/Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Basculin Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Quilfish Water/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxapex Poison/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 18%
Pyukumuku Water ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Milotic Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 2%

Den B

You’ll find Den B in the middle of the stone circle.

Common Den

Rare Den

Den C

Head to the highest point of the Zone to find Den C.

Common Den

Rare Den

Den D

You’ll have to cross the lake to the northeast to located Den D.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Yamper Electric ☆ - 35%
Helioptile Electric/Normal ☆ - 35%
Toxel Electric/Poison ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chinchou Water/Electric ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Pikachu Electric ☆☆ - 20%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Heliolisk Electric/Normal ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Toxtricity Electric/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Togedemaru Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Morpeko Electric/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Yamper Electric ☆ - 35%
Toxel Electric/Poison ☆ - 35%
Pikachu Electric ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Joltik Bug/Electric ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chinchou Water/Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Toxtricity Electric/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Galvantula Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Togedemaru Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Morpeko Electric/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 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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