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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 23-07-2020 / 21:52 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 13-08-2020 / 00:30 GMT

Watchtower Ruins can be found by heading north from Dappled Grove or west from West Lake Axewell and it's a rather small area. There are a few one time items to obtain and there are only two normal Pokémon Dens. You may however notice that there are three present, this is due to there being a hidden Den inside the Watchtower itself, this is a rather unique one that requires items obtained from Special Events to activate so for the most part, this will remain inactive.


White HerbSitting at the tree in the southwest, as soon as you enter from Dappled Grove
Tiny MushroomHidden Item - Southernmost tree (Respawns once a day)
Tiny MushroomHidden Item - Western cliff, by a tree (Respawns once a day)
ReviveHidden Item - Behind the Watchtower (Respwans once a day)
Poké BallHidden Item - Behind the Watchtower (Respawns once a day)
Max ReviveBehind the Watchtower

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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    23 July 2020
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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 currently-released Isle of Armor (and in the future, it will cover the Crown Tundra).

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.

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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