Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Max Raids

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Den A/B/C

(1 of 3) Den A can be found before crossing the bridge from Rolling Fields

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chewtle Water ☆ - 35%
Wooper Water/Ground ☆ - 35%
Tympole Water ☆ - 20%. ☆☆ - 30%
Corphish Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Shellder Water ☆☆ - 20%
Palpitoad Water/Ground ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Drednaw Water/Rock ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Quagsire Water/Ground ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Pyukumuku Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Cloyster Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Seismitoad Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den (Dens A/C only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Magikarp Water ☆ - 68%
Dewpider Water/Bug ☆ - 2%
Wooper Water/Ground ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Barboach Water/Ground ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Krabby Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Wishiwashi Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Kingler Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Whiscash Water/Ground ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Qwilfish Water/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Quagsire Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Araquanid Water/Bug ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Rare Den (B only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Corphish Water ☆ - 40%
Krabby Water ☆ - 25%
Arrokuda Water ☆ - 25%, ☆☆ - 25%
Chewtle Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 25%
Mareanie Poison/Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Basculin Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxapex Poison/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Pyukumuku Water ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Kingler Water ☆☆ - 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

Name Type Encounter Rate
Purrloin Dark ☆ - 35%
Stunky Poison/Dark ☆ - 35%
Sneasel Dark/Ice ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Inkay Dark/Psychic ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆☆ - 20%
Liepard Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Skuntank Poison/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Weavile Dark/Ice ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Malamar Dark/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 30%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Shiftry (Sword only) Grass/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sableye (Shield only) Dark/Ghost ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Nickit Dark ☆ - 35%
Zigzagoon Dark/Normal ☆ - 35%
Scraggy (Sword only) Dark/Fighting ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Vullaby (Shield only) Dark/Flying ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Sneasel Dark/Ice ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Liepard Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Linoone Dark/Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Thievul Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Pangoro Fighting/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Weavile Dark/Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scrafty (Sword only) Dark/Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mandibuzz (Shield only) Dark/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Obstagoon Dark/Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Hydreigon (Sword only) Dark/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tyranitar (Shield only) Rock/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%

Den E/F

(1 of 2) Den E can be found in the lake itself and is the western of the two

Den E can be found in the lake itself and is the western of the two (left), while Den F can be found by heading to eastern edge of the lake. (right)

Common Den (Den E only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Magikarp Water ☆ - 35%
Mantyke Water/Flying ☆ - 35%
Remoraid Water ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chinchou Water/Electric ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Wailmer Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 10%
Basculin Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Octillery Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Mantine Water/Flying ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Wailord Water ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Wishiwashi Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Common Den (Den F only)

Name Type Encounter Rate
Shellos Water ☆ - 35%
Krabby Water ☆ - 35%
Corphish Water ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chewtle Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Binacle Rock/Water ☆☆ - 20%
Pyukumuku Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Kingler Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Barbaracle Rock/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gastrodon Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Jellicent Water/Ghost ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drednaw Water/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Magikarp Water ☆ - 68%
Feebas Water ☆ - 2%
Arrokuda Water ☆ - 20%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chewtle Water ☆ - 10%, ☆☆ - 30%
Mareanie Poison/Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 20%
Basculin Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%
Quilfish Water/Poison ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxapex Poison/Water ☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 18%
Pyukumuku Water ☆☆☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Lapras Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%
Milotic Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 2%

Guide Information

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

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