Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Corvisquire Flying 35%
Noctowl Normal/Flying 30%
Eldegoss Grass 20%
Dubwool Normal 10%
Sigliyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Skorupi Poison/Bug 35%
Corvisquire Flying 30%
Noctowl Normal/Flying 20%
Dubwool Normal 10%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
Karrablast Bug 35% (Sword), 10% (Shield)
Binacle Rock/Water 30%
Corvisquire Flying 20%
Shelmet Bug 10% (Sword), 35% (Shield)
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Shellos Water 35%
Wimpod Bug/Water 30%
Boltund Electric 20%
Corvisquire Flying 10%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock 35%
Litwick Ghost/Fire 30%
Corvisquire Flying 20%
Noctowl Normal/Flying 10%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Sneasel Dark/Ice 35%
Vanillite Ice 30%
Corvisquire Flying 20%
Noctowl Normal/Flying 10%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Pawniard Dark/Steel 35%
Sneasel Dark/Ice 30%
Corvisquire Flying 20%
Ferroseed Grass/Steel 10%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock 35%
Onix Rock/Ground 30%
Noctowl Normal/Flying 20%
Corvisquire Flying 10%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Espurr Psychic 35%
Elgyem Psychic 30%
Corvisquire Flying 20%
Noctowl Normal/Flying 10%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying 5%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Greedent Normal 50%
Skwovet Normal 35%
Cherubi Grass 15%

Fishing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Arrokuda Water 50%
Basculin Water 35%
Barraskewda Water 10%
Mareanie Poison/Water 5%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    23 December 2020
    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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