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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-01-2020 / 23:57 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 27-01-2020 / 06:52 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

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Stony Wilderness

Max Raids

Note: The Pokémon you encounter will vary based on if it’s a Common Den or a Rare Den. Additionally, some configurations of the same Den can appear in multiple locations.

  • Den A

You'll find Den A far to the southwest as you enter the Zone from Bridge Field.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
BonslyRock☆ - 35%
RoggenrolaRock☆ - 35% (Sword), ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
BinacleRock/Water☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆ - 35% (Shield)
DwebbleBug/Rock☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
RhyhornGround/Rock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
BoldoreRock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
BarbaracleRock/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
RhydonGround/Rock☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
SudowoodoRock☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
CrustleBug/Rock☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)
GigalithRock☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
ShuckleBug/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
DwebbleBug/Rock☆ - 35%
BonslyRock☆ - 35%
RolycolyRock☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Binacle (Sword only)Rock/Water☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Roggenrola (Shield only)Rock☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
CarkolRock/Fire☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Sudowoodo (Sword only)Rock☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Larvitar (Shield only)Rock/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Barbaracle (Sword only)Rock/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Pupitar (Shield only)Rock/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
OnixRock/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CrustleBug/Rock☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
CoalossalRock/Fire☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
SteelixSteel/Ground☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Stonjourner (Sword only)Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den B

Den B can be found in the middle of the grass patches northeast of Den A.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
RaltsPsychic/Fairy☆ - 35%
MunnaPsychic☆ - 30%
EspurrPsychic☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Gothita (Sword only)Psychic☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Solosis (Shield only)Psychic☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
ElgyemPsychic☆ - 5%, ☆☆ - 20%
KirliaPsychic/Fairy☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
MeowsticPsychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Gothorita (Sword only)Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Duosion (Shield only)Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 30%
MusharnaPsychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gothitelle (Sword only)Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Reuniclus (Shield only)Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Solrock (Sword only)Rock/Psychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lunatone (Shield only)Rock/Psychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GardevoirPsychic/Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
InkayDark/Psychic☆ - 35%
RaltsPsychic/Fairy☆ - 35%
Mr. MimeIce/Psychic☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
WoobatPsychic/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
HatennaPsychic☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
HattremPsychic☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
KirliaPsychic/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
SwoobatPsychic/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
HatterenePsychic/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Mr. RimeIce/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
MalamarDark/Psychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
GardevoirPsychic/Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den C

Den C can be found to the north of the Zone, in the center before entering Dusty Bowl.

Common Den

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
CherubiGrass☆ - 35%
Seedot (Sword only)Grass☆ - 35%
Lotad (Shield only)Water/Grass☆ - 35%
GossifleurGrass☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
CottoneeGrass/Fairy☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Nuzleaf (Sword only)Grass/Dark☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Lombre (Shield only)Water/Grass☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
MorelullGrass/Fairy☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
CherrimGrass☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
ShiinoticGrass/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
EldegossGrass☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
WhimsicottGrass/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Shiftry (Sword only)Grass/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Ludicolo (shield only)Water/Grass☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
DhelmiseGhost/Grass☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den D

Den D is just to the east of Den D to the north of the Zone.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
PurrloinDark☆ - 35%
StunkyPoison/Dark☆ - 35%
SneaselDark/Ice☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
InkayDark/Psychic☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
PawniardDark/Steel☆☆ - 20%
LiepardDark☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
SkuntankPoison/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
WeavileDark/Ice☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
MalamarDark/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
BisharpDark/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CrawdauntWater/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Shiftry (Sword only)Grass/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sableye (Shield only)Dark/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
NickitDark☆ - 35%
ZigzagoonDark/Normal☆ - 35%
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
SneaselDark/Ice☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
LiepardDark☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
LinooneDark/Normal☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
ThievulDark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
PangoroFighting/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
WeavileDark/Ice☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scrafty (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mandibuzz (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
ObstagoonDark/Normal☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Hydreigon (Sword only)Dark/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den E

Den E can be found in the south of the Zone.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
KlinkSteel☆ - 35%, ☆☆ - 20%
BronzorSteel/Psychic☆ - 35%, ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
FerroseedGrass/Steel☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
PawniardDark/Steel☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
SteelixSteel/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
FerrothornGrass/Steel☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
BronzongSteel/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
BisharpDark/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Mawile (Sword only)Steel/Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
TogedemaruElectric/Steel☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MeowthSteel☆ - 35%
BronzorSteel/Psychic☆ - 35%
PawniardDark/Steel☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
FerroseedGrass/Steel☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
HonedgeSteel/Ghost☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
BronzongSteel/Psychic☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
PerrserkerSteel☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
FerrothornGrass/Steel☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
BisharpDark/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
StunfiskGround/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
DuraludonSteel/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
CopperajahSteel☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den F

Den F can be found in the southeast corner of the Zone, this Den will only spawn Dittos.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
SkwovetNormal☆ - 35%
WoolooNormal☆ - 35%
ZigzagoonDark/Normal☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 40%
MunchlaxNormal☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 10%
IndeedeePsychic/Normal☆☆ - 10%
GreedentNormal☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
LinooneDark/Normal☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
DubwoolNormal☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
DiggersbyNormal/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Braviary (Sword only)Normal/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Oranguru (Shield only)Normal/Psychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
SnorlaxNormal☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Note: This Rare Den will only ever spawn Dittos ranging anywhere from ☆ to ☆☆☆☆☆. This is ideal if you’re looking for a max IV Ditto for all your breeding needs.

  • Den G

Den G is the southern most Den of the three grouped together in the northeast.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
Mime Jr.Psychic/Fairy☆ - 35%
WynautPsychic☆ - 35%
NatuPsychic/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
BaltoyGround/Psychic☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
BronzorSteel/Psychic☆☆ - 20%
Mr. MimeIce/Psychic☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%
SigilyphPsychic/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
XatuPsychic/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
IndeedeePsychic/Normal☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
ClaydolGround/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mr. RimeIce/Psychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
WobbuffetPsychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
InkayDark/Psychic☆ - 35%
RaltsPsychic/Fairy☆ - 35%
Mr. MimeIce/Psychic☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
WoobatPsychic/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
HatennaPsychic☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
HattremPsychic☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
KirliaPsychic/Fairy☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
SwoobatPsychic/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
HatterenePsychic/Fairy☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Mr. RimeIce/Psychic☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
MalamarDark/Psychic☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
GardevoirPsychic/Fairy☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den H

Den H is the westernmost Den of the three grouped together in the northeast.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
SwinubIce/Ground☆ - 35%
CubchooIce☆ - 35%
SnomIce/Bug☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
SneaselDark/Ice☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Mr. MimeIce/Psychic☆☆ - 20%
PiloswineIce/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
CloysterWater/Ice☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
BearticIce☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Mr. RimeIce/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
MamoswineIce/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
FrosmothIce/Bug☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
WeavileDark/Ice☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den

  • Den I

Den I is the easternmost Den of the three Dens grouped together to the northeast.

Common Den

Rare Den

  • Den J

Den J is the southernmost Den against the northeast cliff.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
TyrogueFighting☆ - 35%
MachopFighting☆ - 35%
TimburrFighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/Fighting☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
MachokeFighting☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
GurdurrFighting☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆ - 10% (Shield)
HitmonleeFighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Shield)
HitmonchanFighting☆☆☆ - 20%. ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25% (Shield)
Scrafty (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%. ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Toxicroak (Shield only)Poison/Fighting☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
ConkeldurrFighting☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10% (Shield)
MachampFighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
HitmontopFighting☆☆☆☆☆ - 10% (Sword), ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20% (Shield)

Rare Den

  • Den K

Den K is the northernmost Den of the northeast cliff.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
GastlyGhost/Poison☆ - 35%
DuskullGhost☆ - 30%
DrifloonGhost/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
PhantumpGhost/Grass☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
FrillishWater/Ghost☆ - 5%, ☆☆ - 20%
PumpkabooGhost/Grass☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
HaunterGhost/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DusclopsGhost☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DrifblimGhost/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
TrevenantGhost/Grass☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GourgeistGhost/Grass☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
JellicentWater/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

  • Den L

Den L is the only Den in the dry grass area, found to the far north of the Zone.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
Vulpix (Sword only)Fire☆ - 35%
Growlithe (Shield only)Fire☆ - 35%
SalanditPoison/Fire☆ - 35%
LitwickGhost/Fire☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
SalazzlePoison/Fire☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Sword), ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35% (Shield)
LampentGhost/Fire☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35% (Sword), ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% (Shield)
Ninetales (Sword only)Fire☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Arcanine (Shield only)Fire☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
TorkoalFire☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
ChandelureGhost/Fire☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Turtonator (Sword only)Fire/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    22 January 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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