Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Overworld Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Diglett Ground Dirt path (80%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (75%)
Combee Bug/Flying All grass patches (60%)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60%)
Bunnelby Normal All grass patches (25%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (25%)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (5%)

Overcast

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (80%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (75%)
Bunnelby Normal All but western grass patches (60%)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60 %)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (28%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (25%)
Diglett Ground Dirt path (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Ralts Psychic/Fairy All grass patches (2%)

Raining

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Diglett Ground Dirt path (80%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (75%)
Wingull Water/Flying All grass patches (60%/25% in western patches)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60%)
Bunnelby Normal All but western grass patches (25%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (25%)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (5%)

Thunderstorm

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Diglett Ground Dirt path (80%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (75%)
Electrike Electric All grass patches (60%/25% in western patches)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60%)
Wingull Water/Flying All but western grass patches (25%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (25%)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (5%)

Intense Sun

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (80%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (75%)
Vulpix (Sword only) Fire All grass patches (60%/25% in western patches)
Growlithe (Shield only) Fire All grass patches (60%/25% in western patches)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60%)
Bunnelby Normal All but western grass patches (25%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (25%)
Diglett Ground Dirt patch (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (5%)

Snowing

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Diglett Ground Dirt path (80%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (75%)
Vanillite Ice All grass patches (60%/25% in western patches)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60%)
Bunnelby Normal All but western grass patches (25%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (25%)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (5%)

Snowstorm

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Diglett Ground Dirt path (80%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (75%)
Delibird Ice/Flying All but western grass patches (60%)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60%)
Vanillite Ice All grass patches (25%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (25%)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (5%)

Sandstorm

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (80%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (75%)
Baltoy Ground/Psychic All grass patches (60%/25% in western patches)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60%)
Bunnelby Normal All but western grass patches (25%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (25%)
Diglett Ground Dirt path (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (5%)

Heavy Fog

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Diglett Ground Dirt path (80%)
Butterfree Bug/Flying Flying (75%)
Ralts Psychic/Fairy All grass patches (60%/25% in western patches)
Pancham Fighting Western grass patches (60%)
Pidove Normal/Flying Flying (25%)
Roggenrola Rock Dirt path (20%)
Metapod Bug All grass patches (10%)
Tyrogue Fighting All grass patches (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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