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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 06-12-2019 / 15:30 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 09-12-2019 / 10:07 GMT

Pokémon: Sword & Shield Guide

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West Lake Axewell

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/B/C

Den A can be found before crossing the bridge from Rolling Fields
look to the left after crossing to find Den B
while Den C can be found off to the right along the edge of the water.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
ChewtleWater☆ - 35%
WooperWater/Ground☆ - 35%
TympoleWater☆ - 20%. ☆☆ - 30%
CorphishWater☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
ShellderWater☆☆ - 20%
PalpitoadWater/Ground☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
DrednawWater/Rock☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
QuagsireWater/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
PyukumukuWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
CloysterWater/Ice☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
SeismitoadWater/Ground☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CrawdauntWater/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den (Dens A/C only)

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MagikarpWater☆ - 68%
DewpiderWater/Bug☆ - 2%
WooperWater/Ground☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
BarboachWater/Ground☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
KrabbyWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
WishiwashiWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
KinglerWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
WhiscashWater/Ground☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
QwilfishWater/Poison☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
QuagsireWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
AraquanidWater/Bug☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den (B only)

NameTypeEncounter Rate
CorphishWater☆ - 40%
KrabbyWater☆ - 25%
ArrokudaWater☆ - 25%, ☆☆ - 25%
ChewtleWater☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 25%
MareaniePoison/Water☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
BasculinWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
CrawdauntWater/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
ToxapexPoison/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
PyukumukuWater☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
LaprasWater/Ice☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
KinglerWater☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆- 10%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
  • Den D

Den D can be found along the cliff to the north as you head towards East Axewell Lake.

Common Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
PurrloinDark☆ - 35%
StunkyPoison/Dark☆ - 35%
SneaselDark/Ice☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
InkayDark/Psychic☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
PawniardDark/Steel☆☆ - 20%
LiepardDark☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
SkuntankPoison/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
WeavileDark/Ice☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
MalamarDark/Psychic☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
BisharpDark/Steel☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
CrawdauntWater/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Shiftry (Sword only)Grass/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sableye (Shield only)Dark/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
NickitDark☆ - 35%
ZigzagoonDark/Normal☆ - 35%
Scraggy (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Vullaby (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
SneaselDark/Ice☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
LiepardDark☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
LinooneDark/Normal☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
ThievulDark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
PangoroFighting/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
WeavileDark/Ice☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scrafty (Sword only)Dark/Fighting☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mandibuzz (Shield only)Dark/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
ObstagoonDark/Normal☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Hydreigon (Sword only)Dark/Dragon☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tyranitar (Shield only)Rock/Dark☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
  • Den E/F

Den E can be found in the lake itself and is the western of the twowhile Den F can be found by heading to eastern edge of the lake.

Common Den (Den E only)

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MagikarpWater☆ - 35%
MantykeWater/Flying☆ - 35%
RemoraidWater☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
ChinchouWater/Electric☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
WailmerWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
BasculinWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
OctilleryWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
MantineWater/Flying☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
LanturnWater/Electric☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
WailordWater☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
WishiwashiWater☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Common Den (Den F only)

NameTypeEncounter Rate
ShellosWater☆ - 35%
KrabbyWater☆ - 35%
CorphishWater☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
ChewtleWater☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
BinacleRock/Water☆☆ - 20%
PyukumukuWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
KinglerWater☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
CrawdauntWater/Dark☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
BarbaracleRock/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
GastrodonWater/Ground☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
JellicentWater/Ghost☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
DrednawWater/Rock☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

NameTypeEncounter Rate
MagikarpWater☆ - 68%
FeebasWater☆ - 2%
ArrokudaWater☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
ChewtleWater☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
MareaniePoison/Water☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
BasculinWater☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
QuilfishWater/Poison☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
ToxapexPoison/Water☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 18%
PyukumukuWater☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
GyaradosWater/Flying☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
LaprasWater/Ice☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
MiloticWater☆☆☆☆☆ - 2%

Guide Information

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

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