• Clear

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (60%)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (40%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (35%)
NinjaskBug/FlyingAll grass patches (30%)
TyrogueFightingAll grass patches (15%)
BaltoyGround/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (50%)
MachopFightingAll grass patches (35%)
TyrogueFightingAll grass patches (15%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (45%)
NinjaskBug/FlyingAll grass patches (35%)
TyrogueFightingAll grass patches (15%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Overcast

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (60%)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (40%)
MachokeFightingAll grass patches (35%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (30%)
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (30%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (15%)
BaltoyGround/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (50%)
MachopFightingAll grass patches (35%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (15%)
Croagunk (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (15%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
MachokeFightingAll grass patches (45%)
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/FightingAll grass patches (35%)
Toxicroak (Shield only)Poison/FightingAll grass patches (35%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (15%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Raining

Normal Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (60%)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (40%)
NinjaskBug/FlyingAll grass patches (35%)
DewpiderWater/BugAll grass patches (30%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (10%)
Baltoy (Sword only)Ground/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
Bronzor (Shield only)Steel/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
CramorantFlying/WaterAll grass patches (5%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (60%)
DewpiderWater/BugAll grass patches (35%)
CramorantFlying/WaterAll grass patches (5%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
DewpiderWater/BugAll grass patches (45%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (35%)
NinjaskBug/FlyingAll grass patches (15%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Thunderstorm

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (60%)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (40%)
YamperElectricAll grass patches (35%)
DewpiderWater/BugAll grass patches (30%)
ToxelElectric/PoisonAll grass patches (10%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)
Baltoy (Sword only)Ground/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
Bronzor (Shield only)Steel/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
PikachuElectricAll grass patches (5%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
DewpiderWater/BugAll grass patches (45%)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (35%)
ToxelElectric/PoisonAll grass patches (10%)
PikachuElectricAll grass patches (10%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
YamperElectricAll grass patches (45%)
DewpiderWater/BugAll grass patches (35%)
ToxelElectric/PoisonAll grass patches (10%)
PikachuElectricAll grass patches (10%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Intense Sun

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (60%)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (40%)
MaractusGrassAll grass patches (35%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (30%)
SalanditPoison/FireAll grass patches (15%)
BaltoyGround/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
MaractusGrassAll grass patches (50%)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (45%)
SalanditPoison/FireAll grass patches (5%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
MaractusGrassAll grass patches (45%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (35%)
Roggenrola (Sword only)RockAll grass patches (15%)
Salandit (Shield only)Poison/FireAll grass patches (15%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Snowing

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (60%)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (40%)
CubchooIceAll grass patches (35%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (30%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (15%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)
Baltoy (Sword only)Ground/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
Bronzor (Shield only)Steel/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
CubchooIceAll grass patches (50%)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (35%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (15%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
CubchooIceAll grass patches (45%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (35%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (15%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Snowstorm

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (60%)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (40%)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (35%)
CubchooIceAll grass patches (30%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (10%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)
Baltoy (Sword only)Ground/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
Bronzor (Shield only)Steel/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
FerroseedGrass/SteelAll grass patches (5%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (50%)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (35%)
CubchooIceAll grass patches (10%)
FerroseedGrass/SteelAll grass patches (5%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
SneaselDark/IceAll grass patches (45%)
CubchooIceAll grass patches (35%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (10%)
FerroseedGrass/SteelAll grass patches (5%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Sandstorm

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (60%)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (40%)
BonslyRockAll grass patches (35%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (30%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (15%)
BaltoyGround/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BonslyRockAll grass patches (50%)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (35%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (15%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
BonslyRockAll grass patches (45%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (35%)
RoggenrolaRockAll grass patches (15%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
  • Heavy Fog

Central Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
SigilyphPsychic/FlyingFlying (60%)
TranquillNormal/FlyingFlying (40%)
HatennaPsychicAll grass patches (35%)
MunnaPsychicAll grass patches (30%)
ZigzagoonDark/NormalAll grass patches (10%)
GolettGround/GhostAll grass patches (10%)
Baltoy (Sword only)Ground/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
Bronzor (Shield only)Steel/PsychicAll grass patches (10%)
NickitDarkAll grass patches (5%)

Western Grass Patches

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
HatennaPsychicAll grass patches (50%)
BounsweetGrassAll grass patches (35%)
MunnaPsychicAll grass patches (10%)
NickitDarkAll grass patches (5%)

Dry Grass Patches (Northeast)

NameTypeLocation (Encounter Rate)
HatennaPsychicAll grass patches (45%)
MunnaPsychicAll grass patches (35%)
DwebbleBug/RockAll grass patches (10%)
NickitDarkAll grass patches (5%)
Rufflet (Sword only)Normal/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/FlyingAll grass patches (5%)

Guide Information

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