• Clear - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (80%), Southern (10%)
CorphishWaterSouthern grass patches (30%)
KrabbyWaterSouthern grass patches (30%)
StunkyPoison/DarkSouthern grass patches (25%), Northern (15%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingFlying (15%)
Nuzleaf (Sword only)Grass/DarkSouthern grass patches (5%)
Lombre (Shield only)Water/GrassSouthern grass patches (5%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (5%)
  • Clear - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (60%)
WingullWater/FlyingIn the lake (25%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (10%)
BarboachWater/GroundIn the lake (5%)
  • Overcast - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (60%), Southern (50%)
StunkyPoison/DarkNorthern grass patches (35%), Southern (25%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingFlying (15%)
CorphishWaterSouthern grass patches (10%)
KrabbyWaterSouthern grass patches (10%)
Nuzleaf (Sword only)Grass/DarkSouthern grass patches (5%)
Lombre (Shield only)Water/GrassSouthern grass patches (5%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (10%)
  • Overcast - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (60%)
BarboachWater/GroundIn the lake (25%)
WingullWater/FlyingIn the lake (10%)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (5%)
  • Raining - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (70%), Southern (10%)
TympoleWaterSouthern grass patches (45%)
MagikarpWaterSouthern grass patches (25%)
StunkyPoison/DarkNorthern grass patches (45%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingFlying (15%)
CorphishWaterSouthern grass patches (10%)
KrabbyWaterSouthern grass patches (10%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (5%)
  • Raining - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (60%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (25%)
BarboachWater/GroundIn the lake (10%)
WingullWater/FlyingIn the lake (5%)
  • Thunderstorm - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (60%)
StunkyPoison/DarkNorthern grass patches (35%)
CorphishWaterSouthern grass patches (30%)
KrabbyWaterSouthern grass patches (30%)
TympoleWaterSouthern grass patches (28%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingFlying (15%)
JoltikBug/ElectricSouthern grass patches (10%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (5%)
PyukumukuWaterSouthern grass patches (2%)
  • Thunderstorm - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BarboachWater/groundIn the lake (60%)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (25%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (10%)
WingullWater/FlyingIn the lake (5%)
  • Intense Sun - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (80%), Southern (60%)
Vulpix (Sword only)FireSouthern grass patches (25%), Northern (15%)
Growlithe (Shield only)FireSouthern grass patches (25%), Northern (15%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingFlying (15%)
MudbrayGroundSouthern grass patches (10%)
StunkyPoison/DarkSouthern grass patches (5%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (5%)
  • Intense Sun - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BarboachWater/GroundIn the lake (60%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (25%)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (10%)
WingullWater/FlyingIn the lake (5%)
  • Snowing - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (80%), Southern (10%)
VanilliteIceSouthern grass patches (45%)
SnoverGrass/IceSouthern grass patches (25%), Northern (15%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingFlying (15%)
CorphishWaterSouthern grass patches (10%)
KrabbyWaterSouthern grass patches (10%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (5%)
  • Snowing - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate
VanilliteIceIn the lake (60%)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (25%)
BarboachWater/GroundIn the lake (10%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (5%)
  • Snowstorm - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
SnoverGrass/IceNorthern grass patches (60%)
VanilliteIceSouthern grass patches (60%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (35%), Southern (10%)
KlinkSteelSouthern grass patches (25%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingFlying (15%)
DelibirdIce/FlyingSouthern grass patches (5%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (5%)
  • Snowstorm - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
VanilliteIceIn the lake (60%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (25%)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (10%)
BarboachWater/GroundIn the lake (5%)
  • Sandstorm - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (60%), Southern (15%)
MudbrayGroundSouthern grass patches (55%)
DwebbleBug/RockNorthern grass patches (35%), Southern (25%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingFlying (15%)
StunkyPoison/DarkSouthern grass patches (5%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (5%)
  • Sandstorm - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BarboachWater/GroundIn the lake (60%)
WingullWater/FlyingIn the lake (25%)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (10%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (5%)
  • Heavy Fog - Land
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
WingullWater/FlyingFlying (85%)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingSouthern grass patches (60%), Flying (15%)
MachopFightingNorthern grass patches (60%)
BronzorSteel/PsychicNorthern grass patches (35%), Southern (25%)
CorphishWaterSouthern grass patches (10%)
RaltsPsychic/FairySouthern grass patches (5%)
TyrogueFightingNorthern grass patches (5%)
  • Heavy Fog - Water
NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
DrifloonGhost/FlyingIn the lake (60%)
BarboachWater/GroundIn the lake (25%)
WingullWater/FlyingIn the lake (10%)
GoldeenWaterIn the lake (5%)

Guide Information

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