Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Overworld Encounter Data

By
Ben Chard
&
Vincent Lau

Clear - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Tympole Water All grass patches (60%)
Wooper Water/Ground All grass patches (25%)
Krabby Water All grass patches (10%)
Purrloin Dark All grass patches (5%)

Clear/Raining - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Frillish Water/Ghost In the lake (60%)
Goldeen Water In the lake (25%)
Remoraid Water In the lake (10%)
Magikarp Water In the lake (5%)

Overcast - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Seedot (Sword only) Grass All grass patches (60%)
Lotad (Shield only) Water/Grass All grass patches (60%)
Tympole Water All grass patches (25%)
Purrloin Dark All grass patches (10%)
Budew Grass/Poison All grass patches (5%)

Overcast - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Goldeen Water In the lake (60%)
Remoraid Water In the lake (25%)
Magikarp Water In the lake (10%)
Frillish Water/Ghost In the lake (5%)

Raining - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Wooper Water/Ground All grass patches (50%)
Wingull Water/Flying All grass patches (35%)
Krabby Water All grass patches (10%)
Tympole Water All grass patches (5%)

Thunderstorm - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Wooper Water/Ground All grass patches (50%)
Wingull Water/Flying All grass patches (35%)
Electrike Electric All grass patches (10%)
Tympole Water All grass patches (5%)

Thunderstorm - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Chinchou Water/Electric In the lake (60%)
Magikarp Water In the lake (25%)
Goldeen Water In the lake (10%)
Remoraid Water In the lake (5%)

Intense Sun - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Dwebble Bug/Rock All grass patches (40%)
Vulpix Fire All grass patches (35%)
Bunnelby Normal All grass patches (20%)
Purrloin Dark All grass patches (5%)

Intense Sun - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Magikarp Water In the lake (60%)
Frillish Water/Ghost In the lake (25%)
Goldeen Water In the lake (10%)
Remoraid Water In the lake (5%)

Snowing - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Snorunt Ice All grass patches (60%)
Tympole Water All grass patches (25%)
Vanillite Ice All grass patches (10%)
Purrloin Dark All grass patches (5%)

Snowing - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Vanillite Ice In the lake (60%)
Shellder Water In the lake (25%)
Magikarp Water In the lake (10%)
Frillish Water/Ghost In the lake (5%)

Snowstorm - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Vanillite Ice All grass patches (60%)
Klink Steel All grass patches (25%)
Tympole Water All grass patches (10%)
Krabby Water All grass patches (5%)

Snowstorm - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Vanillite Ice In the lake (70%)
Magikarp Water In the lake (15%)
Frillish Water/Ghost In the lake (10%)
Goldeen Water In the lake (5%)

Sandstorm - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Dwebble Bug/Rock All grass patches (60%)
Bunnelby Normal All grass patches (25%)
Purrloin Dark All grass patches (15%)

Sandstorm - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Magikarp Water In the lake (60%)
Goldeen Water In the lake (25%)
Remoraid Water In the lake (10%)
Frillish Water/Ghost In the lake (5%)

Heavy Fog - Land

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Purrloin Dark All grass patches (60%)
Tympole Water All grass patches (25%)
Natu Psychic/Flying All grass patches (10%)
Wooper Water/Ground All grass patches (5%)

Heavy Fog - Water

Name Type Location (Encounter Rate)
Magikarp Water In the lake (60%)
Goldeen Water In the lake (25%)
Frillish Water/Ghost In the lake (10%)
Remoraid Water In the lake (5%)

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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