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Random Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
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Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 40%
"Minccino" IconMinccino Normal 35%
"Bounsweet" IconBounsweet Grass 20%
"Metapod" IconMetapod (Sword only) Bug 5%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Oddish" IconOddish Grass/Poison 40%
"Budew" IconBudew Grass/Poison 35%
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 20%
"Metapod" IconMetapod Bug 5%

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Nuzleaf" IconNuzleaf (Sword only) Grass/Dark 40%
"Lotad" IconLotad (Shield only) Water/Grass 40%
"Wingull" IconWingull Water/Flying 35%
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 20%
"Metapod" IconMetapod Bug 5%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Joltik" IconJoltik Bug/Electric 40%
"Electrike" IconElectrike Electric 35%
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 20%
"Metapod" IconMetapod Bug 5%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Baltoy" IconBaltoy Ground/Psychic 40%
"Mudbray" IconMudbray Ground 35%
"Vulpix" IconVulpix (Sword only) Fire 20%
"Growlithe" IconGrowlithe (Shield only) Fire 20%
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 5%

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Vanillite" IconVanillite Ice 40%
"Swinub" IconSwinub Ice/Ground 35%
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 20%
"Minccino" IconMinccino Normal 5%

Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Swinub" IconSwinub Ice/Ground 40%
"Delibird" IconDelibird Ice/Flying 35%
"Snorunt" IconSnorunt Ice 20%
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 5%

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Dwebble" IconDwebble Bug/Rock 40%
"Baltoy" IconBaltoy Ground/Psychic 35%
"Golett" IconGolett Ground/Ghost 20%
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 5%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Munna" IconMunna Psychic 40%
"Natu" IconNatu Psychic/Flying 35%
"Bunnelby" IconBunnelby Normal 20%
"Metapod" IconMetapod Bug 5%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
"Skwovet" IconSkwovet Normal 80%
"Cherubi" IconCherubi Grass 20%

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    31 August 2021
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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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