Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Random Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear

Name Type Encounter Rate
Golett Ground/Ghost 40%
Drifloon Ghost/Flying 30%
Bounsweet Grass 20%
Pidove Normal/Flying 10%

Overcast

Name Type Encounter Rate
Duskull Ghost 40%
Machop Fighting 30% (Sword), 10% (Shield)
Bounsweet Grass 20%
Gastly Ghost/Poison 10% (Sword), 30% (Shield)

Raining

Name Type Encounter Rate
Duskull Ghost 40%
Tympole Water 30%
Wingull Water/Flying 20%
Pidove Normal/Flying 10%

Thunderstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Electrike Electric 40%
Grubbin Bug 30%
Duskull Ghost 20%
Pidove Normal/Flying 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Golett Ground/Ghost 40%
Duskull Ghost 30%
Growlithe (Shield only) Fire 20%
Vulpix (Sword only) Fire 20%
Drifloon Ghost/Flying 10%

Snowing

Name Type Encounter Rate
Snorunt Ice 40%
Duskull Ghost 30%
Snover Grass/Ice 20%
Drifloon Ghost/Flying 10%

Snowstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Snover Grass/Ice 40%
Snorunt Ice 30%
Duskull Ghost 20%
Drifloon Ghost/Flying 10%

Sandstorm

Name Type Encounter Rate
Golett Ground/Ghost 40%
Dwebble Bug/Rock 30%
Duskull Ghost 20%
Pidove Normal/Flying 10%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Duskull Ghost 40%
Purrloin Dark 30%
Pidove Normal/Flying 10%

Berry Trees

Name Type Encounter Rate
Skwovet Normal 50%
Cherubi Grass 50%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    7 March 2021
    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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