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Name Type Encounter Rate
"Machop" IconMachop Fighting 40%
"Wingull" IconWingull Water/Flying 30%
"Tympole" IconTympole Water 20%
"Corphish" IconCorphish Water 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Corphish" IconCorphish Water 40%
"Roselia" IconRoselia Grass/Poison 30%
"Machop" IconMachop Fighting 20%
"Tyrogue" IconTyrogue Fighting 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Tympole" IconTympole Water 40%
"Corphish" IconCorphish Water 30%
"Machop" IconMachop Fighting 20%
"Wingull" IconWingull Water/Flying 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Electrike" IconElectrike Electric 40%
"Joltik" IconJoltik Bug/Electric 30%
"Corphish" IconCorphish Water 20%
"Machop" IconMachop Fighting 10%

Intense Sun

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


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Snorunt" IconSnorunt Ice 40%
"Vanillite" IconVanillite Ice 30%
"Corphish" IconCorphish Water 20%
"Machop" IconMachop Fighting 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Klink" IconKlink Steel 40%
"Snover" IconSnover Grass/Ice 30%
"Corphish" IconCorphish Water 20%
"Machop" IconMachop Fighting 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
"Nincada" IconNincada Bug/Ground 40%
"Wooper" IconWooper Water/Ground 30%
"Baltoy" IconBaltoy Ground/Psychic 20%
"Tympole" IconTympole Water 10%

Heavy Fog

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


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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    4 January 2023
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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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