Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Machop Fighting 40%
Wingull Water/Flying 30%
Tympole Water 20%
Corphish Water 10%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Corphish Water 40%
Roselia Grass/Poison 30%
Machop Fighting 20%
Tyrogue Fighting 10%

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
Tympole Water 40%
Corphish Water 30%
Machop Fighting 20%
Wingull Water/Flying 10%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Electrike Electric 40%
Joltik Bug/Electric 30%
Corphish Water 20%
Machop Fighting 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Baltoy Ground/Psychic 40%
Vulpix (Sword only) Fire 30%
Growlithe (Shield only) Fire 30%
Roselia Grass/Poison 20%
Nincada Bug/Ground 10%

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Snorunt Ice 40%
Vanillite Ice 30%
Corphish Water 20%
Machop Fighting 10%

Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Klink Steel 40%
Snover Grass/Ice 30%
Corphish Water 20%
Machop Fighting 10%

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Nincada Bug/Ground 40%
Wooper Water/Ground 30%
Baltoy Ground/Psychic 20%
Tympole Water 10%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Natu Psychic/Flying 40%
Corphish Water 30%
Machop Fighting 20%
Ralts Psychic/Fairy 10%

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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