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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

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Vincent Lau


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 40%
"Obstagoon" IconObstagoon Dark/Normal 25%
"Bewear" IconBewear Normal/Fighting 20%
"Orbeetle" IconOrbeetle Bug/Psychic 13%
"Ditto" IconDitto Normal 2%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Skuntank" IconSkuntank Poison/Dark 33%
"Grimmsnarl" IconGrimmsnarl Dark/Fairy 25%
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 20%
"Pangoro" IconPangoro Fighting/Dark 10%
"Falinks" IconFalinks Fighting 6%
"Jangmo-o" IconJangmo-o (Sword only) Dragon 5%
"Larvitar" IconLarvitar (Shield only) Rock/Ground 5%
"Dreepy" IconDreepy Fighting 1%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Pelipper" IconPelipper Water/Flying 38%
"Cramorant" IconCramorant Flying/Water 25%
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 20%
"Quagsire" IconQuagsire Water/Ground 13%
"Barbaracle" IconBarbaracle Rock/Water 2%
"Deino" IconDeino (Sword only) Dark/Dragon 2%
"Goomy" IconGoomy (Shield only) Dragon 2%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Boltund" IconBoltund Electric 35%
"Drednaw" IconDrednaw Water/Rock 23%
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 20%
"Jellicent" IconJellicent Water/Ghost 16%
"Hakamo-o" IconHakamo-o (Sword only) Dragon/Fighting 2%
"Sliggoo" IconSliggoo (Shield only) Dragon 2%
"Zweilous" IconZweilous (Sword only) Dark/Dragon 2%
"Drampa" IconDrampa (Shield only) Normal/Dragon 2%
"Dreepy" IconDreepy Dragon/Ghost 2%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Rhydon" IconRhydon Ground/Rock 33% (Sword), 35% (Shield)
"Coalossal" IconCoalossal Rock/Fire 25%
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 20%
"Sandaconda" IconSandaconda Ground 13% (Sword), 15% (Shield)
"Jangmo-o" IconJangmo-o (Sword only) Dragon 5%
"Larvitar" IconLarvitar (Shield only) Rock/Ground 5%
"Turtonator" IconTurtonator (Sword only) Fire/Dragon 2%
"Stonjourner" IconStonjourner (Sword only) Rock 2%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Snom" IconSnom Ice/Bug 40%
"Piloswine" IconPiloswine Ice/Ground 25%
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 20%
"Mr. Mime" IconMr. Mime Ice/Psychic 13%
"Obstagoon" IconObstagoon (Sword only) Dark/Normal 2%
"Eiscue" IconEiscue (Shield only) Ice 2%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Perrserker" IconPerrserker Steel 40%
"Doublade" IconDoublade Steel/Ghost 25%
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 20% (Sword), 15% (Shield)
"Togedemaru" IconTogedemaru Electric/Steel 13%
"Eiscue" IconEiscue (Shield only) Ice 5%
"Duraludon" IconDuraludon Steel/Dragon 2%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Dugtrio" IconDugtrio Ground 40%
"Hippowdon" IconHippowdon Ground 25%
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel 20% (Sword), 21% (Shield)
"Stunfisk" IconStunfisk Ground/Steel 10%
"Stonjourner" IconStonjourner (Sword only) Rock 5%
"Obstagoon" IconObstagoon (Shield only) Dark/Normal 2%
"Pupitar" IconPupitar (Shield only) Rock/Ground 2%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Claydol" IconClaydol Ground/Psychic All grass patches (35%)
"Bronzong" IconBronzong Steel/Psychic All grass patches (25%)
"Corviknight" IconCorviknight Flying/Steel All grass patches (23%)
"Indeedee" IconIndeedee Psychic/Normal All grass patches (14%)
"Dreepy" IconDreepy Dragon/Ghost All grass patches (2%)
"Gardevoir" IconGardevoir Psychic/Fairy All grass patches (1%)

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Greedent" IconGreedent Normal 95%
"Cherubi" IconCherubi Grass 5%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Barraskewda" IconBarraskewda Water 50%
"Lanturn" IconLanturn Water/Electric 35%
"Qwilfish" IconQwilfish Water/Poison 10%
"Gyarados" IconGyarados Water/Flying 5%
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    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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