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Overworld Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Golett" IconGolett Ground/Ghost All grass patches (60%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (60%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (40%)
"Duskull" IconDuskull Ghost All grass patches (25%)
"Drifloon" IconDrifloon Ghost/Flying All grass patches (15%)

Overcast

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Duskull" IconDuskull Ghost All grass patches (60%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (60%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (40%)
"Gastly" IconGastly Ghost/Poison All grass patches (25%)
"Oddish" IconOddish Grass/Poison All grass patches (10%)
"Drifloon" IconDrifloon Ghost/Flying All grass patches (5%)

Raining

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (60%)
"Duskull" IconDuskull Ghost All grass patches (50%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (40%)
"Gastly" IconGastly Ghost/Poison All grass patches (35%)
"Wingull" IconWingull Water/Flying All grass patches (10%)
"Purrloin" IconPurrloin Dark All grass patches (5%)

Thunderstorm

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (60%)
"Gastly" IconGastly Ghost/Poison All grass patches (50%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (40%)
"Duskull" IconDuskull Ghost All grass patches (35%)
"Drifloon" IconDrifloon Ghost/Flying All grass patches (10%)
"Purrloin" IconPurrloin Dark All grass patches (5%)

Intense Sun

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Drifloon" IconDrifloon Ghost/Flying All grass patches (60%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (60%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (40%)
"Duskull" IconDuskull Ghost All grass patches (28%)
"Growlithe" IconGrowlithe (Shield only) Fire All grass patches (10%)
"Vulpix" IconVulpix (Sword only) Fire All grass patches (10%)
"Shuckle" IconShuckle Bug/Rock All grass patches (2%)

Snowing

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (60%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (40%)
"Snorunt" IconSnorunt Ice All grass patches (40%)
"Duskull" IconDuskull Ghost All grass patches (30%)
"Snover" IconSnover Grass/Ice All grass patches (20%)
"Drifloon" IconDrifloon Ghost/Flying All grass patches (10%)

Snowstorm

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Delibird" IconDelibird Ice/Flying All grass patches (60%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (60%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (40%)
"Gastly" IconGastly Ghost/Poison All grass patches (25%)
"Purrloin" IconPurrloin Dark All grass patches (15%)

Sandstorm

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Gastly" IconGastly Ghost/Poison All grass patches (60%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (60%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (40%)
"Shuckle" IconShuckle Bug/Rock All grass patches (25%)
"Purrloin" IconPurrloin Dark All grass patches (15%)

Heavy Fog

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
"Gastly" IconGastly Ghost/Poison All grass patches (60%)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Flying (60%)
"Noibat" IconNoibat Flying/Dragon Flying (40%)
"Duskull" IconDuskull Ghost All grass patches (25%)
"Ralts" IconRalts Psychic/Fairy All grass patches (10%)
Purrloin Dark All grass patches (5%)

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • 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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