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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

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Name Type Encounter Rate
Wooper Water/Ground 40%
Krabby Water 30%
Wingull Water/Flying 20%
Bounsweet Grass 10%


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


Name Type Encounter Rate
Wooper Water/Ground 40%
Tympole Water 30%
Krabby Water 20%
Wingull Water/Flying 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Electrike Electric 40%
Tympole Water 30%
Krabby Water 20%
Joltik Bug/Electric 10%

Intense Sun

Name Type Encounter Rate
Vulpix (Sword only) Fire 40%
Growlithe (Shield only) Fire 40%
Baltoy Ground/Psychic 30%
Bunnelby Normal 20%
Pacham Fighting 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Vanillite Ice 40%
Snorunt Ice 30%
Wingull Water/Flying 20%
Delibird Ice/Flying 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Klink Steel 40%
Delibird Ice/Flying 30%
Vanillite Ice 20%
Bunnelby Normal 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Wooper Water/Ground 40%
Nincada Bug/Ground 30%
Baltoy Ground/Psychic 20%
Mudbray Ground 10%

Heavy Fog

Name Type Encounter Rate
Natu Psychic/Flying 40%
Krabby Water 30%
Wingull Water/Flying 20%
Ralts Psychic/Fairy 10%


Name Type Encounter Rate
Magikarp Water 50%
Goldeen Water 35%
Remoraid Water 10%
Wishiwashi Water 5%


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    31 August 2021
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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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