Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Corviknight Flying/Steel 40%
Obstagoon Dark/Normal 25%
Bewear Normal/Fighting 20%
Orbeetle Bug/Psychic 13%
Ditto Normal 2%

Overcast

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

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
Pelipper Water/Flying 38%
Cramorant Flying/Water 25%
Corviknight Flying/Steel 20%
Quagsire Water/Ground 13%
Barbaracle Rock/Water 2%
Deino (Sword only) Dark/Dragon 2%
Goomy (Shield only) Dragon 2%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Boltund Electric 35%
Drednaw Water/Rock 23%
Corviknight Flying/Steel 20%
Jellicent Water/Ghost 16%
Hakamo-o (Sword only) Dragon/Fighting 2%
Sliggoo (Shield only) Dragon 2%
Zweilous (Sword only) Dark/Dragon 2%
Drampa (Shield only) Normal/Dragon 2%
Dreepy Dragon/Ghost 2%

Intense Sun

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

Snowing

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

Snowstorm

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

Sandstorm

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

Heavy Fog

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

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Greedent Normal 95%
Cherubi Grass 5%

Fishing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Barraskewda Water 50%
Lanturn Water/Electric 35%
Qwilfish Water/Poison 10%
Gyarados Water/Flying 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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