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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-12-2019 / 00:36 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 15-12-2019 / 04:43 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

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Watchtower Ruins

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 this Den to the south of the Watchtower.

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 B

This special Den found inside the Watchtower can only be activated with special items.

Note: This unique Den will never have Max Raids unless you use special items on it. These special items are obtainable from special events at a later date. Once these are available, this Den will be updated with more information.

  • Den C

This Den can be found to the north of the Watchtower.

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

NameTypeLv
HonedgeSteel/Ghost☆ - 35%
YamaskGround/Ghost☆ - 35%
SinisteaGhost☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
DrifloonGhost/Flying☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
DoubladeSteel/Ghost☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Pumpkaboo (Sword only)Ghost/Grass☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Corsola (Shield only)Ghost☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
DrifblimGhost/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Gourgeist (Sword only)Ghost/Grass☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Sableye (Shield only)Dark/Ghost☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
PolteageistGhost☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Gourgeist (Sword only)Ghost/Grass☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 29%
Cursola (Shield only)Ghost☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 29%
RunerigusGround/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 1%
AegislashSteel/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Guide Information

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

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