Note: The Pokémon you encounter will vary based on if it’s a Common Den or a Rare Den. Additionally, some configurations of the same Den can appear in multiple locations.

  • Den A

Head north and search behind the Berry Tree to find this Den.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
BunnelbyNormal☆ - 35%
HoothootNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
PidoveNormal/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
MinccinoNormal☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
HelioptileNormal/Electric☆☆ - 20%
StuffulNormal/Fighting☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
DiggersbyNormal/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
NoctowlNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
UnfezantNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
HelioliskNormal/Electric☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CinccinoNormal☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
BewearNormal/Fighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
BunnelbyNormal☆ - 35%
PidoveNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
SkwovetNormal☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 40%
EeveeNormal☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
TranquillNormal/Flying☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
WoolooNormal☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
UnfezantNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DubwoolNormal☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Oranguru (Shield only)Normal/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
IndeedeeNormal/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
SnorlaxNormal☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den B

Make your way to the west of Den A to find this Den.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
DiglettGround☆ - 35%
MudbrayGround☆ - 35%
NincadaBug/Ground☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
DrilburGround☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
OnixRock/Ground☆☆ - 20%
BarboachWater/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
SteelixSteel/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
WhiscashWater/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DiggersbyNormal/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
DugtrioGround☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
ExcadrilGround/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
MudsdaleGround☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
WooperWater/Ground☆ - 35%
BarboachWater/Ground☆ - 35%
YamaskGround/Ghost☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
GolettGround/Ghost☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
PalpitoadWater/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
QuagsireWater/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
StunfiskGround/Steel☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
GolurkGround/Ghost☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
GastrodonWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
SeismitoadWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
RunerigusGround/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 1%
RhyperiorGround/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 4%
  • Den C

You’ll find this Den in the far southwest corner of Rolling Fields.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
NoibatFlying/Dragon☆ - 35%
TrapinchGround☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
AxewDragon☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆ - 35% (Shield)
Jangmo-o (Sword only)Dragon☆☆ - 20%
Goomy (Shield only)Dragon☆☆ - 20%
VibravaGround/Dragon☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Hakamo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Sliggoo (Shield only)Dragon☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
FraxureDragon☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
HaxorusDragon☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
FlygonGround/Dragon☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
Turtonator (Sword only)Fire/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Drampa (Shield only)Normal/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Kommo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Goodra (Shield only)Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
TrapinchGround☆ - 35% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
ApplinGrass/Dragon☆ - 35%
AxewDragon☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆ - 35% (Shield)
Jangmo-o (Sword only)Dragon☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Goomy (Shield only)Dragon☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
DreepyDragon/Ghost☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Fraxure (Sword only)Dragon☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Vibrava (Shield only)Ground/Dragon☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Hakamo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Sliggoo (Shield only)Dragon☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Turtonator (Sword only)Fire/Dragon☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drampa (Shield only)Normal/Dragon☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kommo-o (Sword only)Dragon/Fighting☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Goodra (Shield only)Dragon☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
DrakloakDragon/Ghost☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Haxorus (Sword only)Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Flygon (Shield only)Ground/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
DragapultDragon/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den D/F

(1 of 2) Search to the east of the western Berry Tree for Den D

Search to the east of the western Berry Tree for Den D (left), while Den F can be found to the northeast just before the Zone change. (right)

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
PidoveNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
HoothootNormal/Flying☆ - 35%
NatuPsychic/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
WoobatPsychic/Flying☆☆ - 20%
TranquillNormal/Flying☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
UnfezantNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ -35%
NoctowlNormal/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
SwoobatPsychic/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
XatuPsychic/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Mandibuzz (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
SigilyphPsychic/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
WimpodBug/Water☆ - 30%
BlipbugBug☆ - 20%
KarrablastBug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
DewpiderWater/Bug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 25%
ShelmetBug☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
DwebbleBug/Rock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
DottlerBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
OrbeetleBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
AraquanidWater/Bug☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GolisopodBug/Water☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Escavalier (Sword only)Bug/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Accelgor (Shield only)Bug☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
ButterfreeBug/Flying☆, ☆☆, ☆☆☆, ☆☆☆☆, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
  • Den E

Head north along the dirt path and you’ll find this Den just before you leave Rolling Fields.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
TyrogueFighting☆ - 35%
MachopFighting☆ - 35%
TimburrFighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/Fighting☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
MachokeFighting☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
GurdurrFighting☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆ - 10% (Shield)
HitmonleeFighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
HitmonchanFighting☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
Scrafty (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%. ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Toxicroak (Shield only)Poison/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
ConkeldurrFighting☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10% (Shield)
MachampFighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
HitmontopFighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 10% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
RioluFighting☆ - 35%
MachopFighting☆ - 35%
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Croadunk (Shield only)Poison/Fighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
StuffulNormal/Fighting☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
BewearNormal/Fighting☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
FalinksFighting☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
MachokeFighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Scrafty (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Toxicroak (Shield only)Poison/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
MachampFighting☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Passimian (Sword only)Fighting☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Hawlucha (Shield only)Fighting/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
LucarioFighting/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
GalladePsychic/Fighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den G

Make your way east from the entrance and look in the middle of a grass patch to find this Den.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
CaterpieBug☆ - 35%
GrubbinBug☆ - 35%
NincadaBug/Ground☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
JoltikBug/Electric☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
MetapodBug☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
DurantBug/Steel☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CharjabugBug/Electric☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
NinjaskBug/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
ButterfreeBug/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GalvantulaBug/Electric☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
VikavoltBug/Electric☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
WimpodBug/Water☆ - 35%
BlipbugBug☆ - 35%
KarrablastBug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
DewpiderWater/Bug☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
ShelmetBug☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
DwebbleBug/Rock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
DottlerBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
OrbeetleBug/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
AraquanidWater/Bug☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
GolisopodBug/Water☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Escavalier (Sword only)Bug/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Accelgor (Shield only)Bug☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
ShedinjaBug/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den H

Hug the eastern cliff from the entrance and you’ll reach this Den first.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
BonslyRock☆ - 35%
RoggenrolaRock☆ - 35% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
BinacleRock/Water☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆ - 35% (Shield)
DwebbleBug/Rock☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
RhyhornGround/Rock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
BoldoreRock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
BarbaracleRock/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
RhydonGround/Rock☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
SudowoodoRock☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
CrustleBug/Rock☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
GigalithRock☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
ShuckleBug/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
DwebbleBug/Rock☆ - 35%
BonslyRock☆ - 35%
RolycolyRock☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Binacle (Sword only)Rock/Water☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Roggenrola (Shield only)Rock☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
CarkolRock/Fire☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Sudowoodo (Sword only)Rock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Larvitar (Shield only)Rock/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Barbaracle (Sword only)Rock/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Pupitar (Shield only)Rock/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
OnixRock/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CrustleBug/Rock☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
CoalossalRock/Fire☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
SteelixSteel/Ground☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Stonjourner (Sword only)Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den I

Head to the far southeast corner of Rolling Fields to find this Den.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
CleffaFairy☆ - 35%
TogepiFairy☆ - 35%
CutieflyBug/Fairy☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Swirlix (Sword only)Fairy☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Spritzee (Shield only)Fairy☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
ClefairyFairy☆☆ - 20%
MorelullGrass/Fairy☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
TogeticFairy/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
ClefableFairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
RibombeeBug/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
ShiinoticGrass/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Slurpuff (Sword only)Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Aromatisse (Shield only)Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
TogekissFairy/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
TogepiFairy☆ - 35%
MorelullGrass/Fairy☆ - 35%
ImpidimpDark/Fairy☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
RaltsPsychic/Fairy☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
TogeticFairy/Flying☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
ShiinoticGrass/Fairy☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
MorgremDark/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Mawile (Sword only)Steel/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Rapidash (Shield only)Psychic/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
GardevoirPsychic/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
TogekissFairy/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GrimmsnarlDark/Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
MimikyuGhost/Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    25 November 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.

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