Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Max Raids

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Den A

Den A can be found just to the east of the bridge.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Skwovet Normal ☆ - 35%
Wooloo Normal ☆ - 35%
Zigzagoon Dark/Normal ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 40%
Munchlax Normal ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 10%
Indeedee Psychic/Normal ☆☆ - 10%
Greedent Normal ☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Linoone Dark/Normal ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Dubwool Normal ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Diggersby Normal/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only) Normal/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Oranguru (Shield only) Normal/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Snorlax Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Bunnelby Normal ☆ - 35%
Pidove Normal/Flying ☆ - 35%
Skwovet Normal ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 40%
Eevee Normal ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Tranquill Normal/Flying ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Wooloo Normal ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Unfezant Normal/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Dubwool Normal ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only) Normal/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Oranguru (Shield only) Normal/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Indeedee Normal/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Snorlax Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den B

You’ll find Den B a little to the south of the pond.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Pichu Electric ☆ - 35%
Electrike Electric ☆ - 35%
Joltik Bug/Electric ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chinchou Water/Electric ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Charjabug Bug/Electric ☆☆ - 20%
Pikachu Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Manectric Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Galvantula Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Vikavolt Bug/Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Raichu Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

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%

Den C

Head to the western wall from the pond to reach Den C.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Toxel Electric/Poison ☆ - 35%
Gastly Ghost/Poison ☆ - 35%
Skorupi Poison/Bug ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Oddish Grass/Poison ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Gloom Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 20%
Haunter Ghost/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Koffing Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Qwilfish Water/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Vileplume Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Roselia Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxtricity Electric/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Weezing Poison/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Den D

You’ll find Den D along the edge to the northeast.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Mime Jr. Psychic/Fairy ☆ - 35%
Wynaut Psychic ☆ - 35%
Natu Psychic/Flying ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Baltoy Ground/Psychic ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Bronzor Steel/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%
Mr. Mime Ice/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Xatu Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Indeedee Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Claydol Ground/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Wobbuffet Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Inkay Dark/Psychic ☆ - 35%
Ralts Psychic/Fairy ☆ - 35%
Mr. Mime Ice/Psychic ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Woobat Psychic/Flying ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Hatenna Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Hattrem Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Kirlia Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Swoobat Psychic/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Hatterene Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Malamar Dark/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    7 March 2021
    Version History
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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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