Pokémon Sword and Shield Guide & Walkthrough Wiki

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Welcome to the Game8 Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH) Wiki. Guides on Pokemon, Items, Maps, Movesets and Competitive Builds, as well as other tips and information can all be found here.

Whether you're a first-time player or an old-timer, read on to find out everything you need to know about the newest games in the Pokemon series!

List of Contents
News Hot Articles Pokedex
Wild Area Tier Lists Best Teams
Movesets & Best Builds Story Walkthrough Beginner's Tips & Guides
Moves Maps Abilities
New Features Items BBS

Pokemon Sword and Shield - News

New Information About The Isle of Armor from Nintendo Direct Mini!

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  • A dojo has been added!
  • Evolution conditions for Kubfu via Towers of Two Fists have been explained!
  • More information about Starter Pokemon's Gigantamax forms and G-Max moves!

The Isle of Armor

New Gigantamax Pokemon Event!

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Until April 27th, four Pokemon will be available in Gigantamax form at far higher than the usual rate. With Gigantamax Charizard now legal for Ranked Battle, there's no better time to go out and snag one!
See All Max Raid Events

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX Guide & Walkthrough is Live!

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Calling all Rescue Teams!

For explorers big and small, find detailed advice on exploring dungeons, battle tactics and completing your adventure!

Remember, rescuers: Knowing is half the battle!
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX Guide & Walkthrough

Kanto and Alola Starters Join Ranked Battle

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On Sunday, March 1, 2020, Series 3 of Ranked Battle begins! With the Kanto and Alola Starters now legal for all play, the metagame is in for a shakeup. Find out how to use and counter the new fighters with our guides below!

Kanto & Alola Starters
PrimarinaPrimarina IncineroarIncineroar BlastoiseBlastoise
DecidueyeDecidueye VenusaurVenusaur

Together with the newly legal Starter Pokemon, all regional forms available via Pokemon HOME became simultaneously legal for use in Ranked Battle.

Regional Forms
DarmanitanDarmanitan Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales

The New Mythical Pokemon, Zarude, Has Been Discovered


The Rogue Monkey Pokemon has been discovered in the Galar region.

See the page on Zarude, the Dark/Grass-type Pokemon to debut in the new Pokemon the Movie: Coco, set to release in Japan on July 2020. Read on for the latest information, behavior, and characteristics predictions!
Zarude - How to Get and Release Date

Pokemon HOME brings new Pokemon, Moves and Abilities to the table

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They say old is the new new! Pokemon HOME has opened the floodgates of Pokemon, Moves and Abilities from previous games, and players are already watching to see how the Ranked Battle metagame will change. Take a peek to see which strategies will be newly available to players.
New Pokemon, Abilities, and Moves available through Pokemon HOME

New DLC Announced – The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra


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The Isle of Armor Expansion.pngThe Isle of Armor
Coming June 2020
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Coming Fall 2020

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Hot Articles


Hot Articles

show (84).pngBest Teams Available for Rental PokedexHow to Evolve Every Pokemon
Tier List for Ranked BattleBest Pokemon Tier List For Ranked Battle HOT Gigantamax Hot Article Icon.pngWhere to Find All Gigantamax Pokemon
How to EV Train Fast and Reset EVsHow to EV Train Fast and Reset EVs How to Get All StartersList of Raid Boss Locations
Get All Starters Hot Article Icon.pngHow to Get All Starters Shiny Pokemon Hot Article.pngShiny Hunting Guide

New Articles

Date Genre Article
2020/3/2 Beginner Tips & Guides List of All Mystery Gift Codes
2020/2/27 Wild Area and Raid Strategy How to Beat Max Raid Mewtwo and Item Drops
2020/2/20 Beginner Tips & Guides List of Unrepeatable One-time Events
2020/2/19 New Features New Pokemon, Abilities, and Moves available through Pokemon HOME
2020/2/11 Story Walkthrough List of Story Characters
2020/2/11 Beginner Tips & Guides Stow-on-Side Bargain Shop List of Items and Sell Prices
2020/2/10 Beginner Tips & Guides How to Battle Online
2020/2/5 Beginner Tips & Guides How to Know if a Pokemon is Shiny
2020/2/5 Beginner Tips & Guides How to Get Sweets

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Pokedex

Pokedex and List of All Pokemon

Pokemon Related Links

How to Get All Gigantamax Pokemon
How to Evolve Every Pokemon List of Galarian Forms
Which Starter Pokemon Should You Choose? Type Effectiveness and Damage Output
Generation 8
(New Pokemon)
Legendary Pokemon
List of Egg Groups Guide to Egg Moves

Pokemon by Generation

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Generation 4 PokemonGeneration 4 Generation 5 PokemonGeneration 5 Generation 6 PokemonGeneration 6
Generation 7 PokemonGeneration 7 New PokemonGeneration 8 (New Pokemon)

Pokemon by Type

FireFire WaterWater GrassGrass
ElectricElectric IceIce FightingFighting
PoisonPoison GroundGround FlyingFlying
PsychicPsychic BugBug RockRock
GhostGhost DragonDragon DarkDark
SteelSteel FairyFairy NormalNormal

Pokemon by Base Stats

List of All Pokemon by Base Stats

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Wild Area

Wild Area and Raid Strategy

Wild AreaWild Area and Raid Strategy

All Raid Boss Locations

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Location of Each Raid Boss by Generation

All Wild Area Maps

Rolling FieldsRolling Fields Dappled GroveDappled Grove West Lake AxewellWest Lake Axewell
AxewAxew's Eye GiantGiant's Seat South Lake MilochSouth Lake Miloch
East Lake AxewellEast Lake Axewell Watchtower RuinsWatchtower Ruins Motostoke RiverbankMotostoke Riverbank
Stony WildernessStony Wilderness Bridge FieldBridge Field Dusty BowlDusty Bowl
GiantGiant's Mirror GiantGiant's Cap Lake of OutrageLake of Outrage
Hammerlocke HillsHammerlocke Hills North Lake MilochNorth Lake Miloch -

Today's Weather in the Wild Area

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Today's Weather in the Wild Area

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Tier Lists for Ranked Battle

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Best Pokemon Tier List For Ranked Battle

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Best Teams for Ranked Battle

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Pokemon Sword and Shield - Best Builds for Ranked Battle

Best Builds for Ranked Battle Partial.pngAll Competitive Builds for Ranked Battle
Movesets & Best Builds for New Pokemon
DragapultDragapult Galarian CorsolaGalarian Corsola ToxtricityToxtricity
Galarian DarmanitanGalarian Darmanitan CorviknightCorviknight DracovishDracovish
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl RillaboomRillaboom DuraludonDuraludon
CinderaceCinderace AlcremieAlcremie DracozoltDracozolt
HattereneHatterene EiscueEiscue InteleonInteleon
PincurchinPincurchin FrosmothFrosmoth ZacianZacian
Movesets & Best Builds for Returning Pokemon
MimikyuMimikyu Wash RotomWash Rotom GyaradosGyarados
FerrothornFerrothorn AegislashAegislash ExcadrillExcadrill
TyranitarTyranitar HydreigonHydreigon Heat RotomHeat Rotom
ArcanineArcanine MamoswineMamoswine ToxapexToxapex
TogekissTogekiss CloysterCloyster DurantDurant
SnorlaxSnorlax CharizardCharizard SylveonSylveon
LucarioLucario HippowdonHippowdon UmbreonUmbreon
ConkeldurrConkeldurr QuagsireQuagsire GastrodonGastrodon
LaprasLapras WhimsicottWhimsicott RhyperiorRhyperior
GoodraGoodra HaxorusHaxorus GlaceonGlaceon
Mow RotomMow Rotom Type: NullType: Null GengarGengar
MiloticMilotic GardevoirGardevoir FlygonFlygon
ChandelureChandelure LanturnLanturn TorkoalTorkoal
BisharpBisharp SeismitoadSeismitoad SilvallySilvally
Butterfree Butterfree PrimarinaPrimarina IncineroarIncineroar
BlastoiseBlastoise DecidueyeDecidueye VenusaurVenusaur
DarmanitanDarmanitan Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Story Walkthrough

Story Walkthrough

Story WalkthroughSee All Story Walkthroughs

Story Walkthrough

Story Walkthrough Part 1Getting to the 1st Gym Story Walkthrough Part 2Getting to the 2nd Gym
Story Walkthrough Part 3Getting to the 3rd Gym Story Walkthrough Part 4Getting to the 4th Gym
Story Walkthrough Part 5Getting to the 5th Gym Story Walkthrough Part 6Getting to the 6th Gym
Story Walkthrough Part 7Getting to the 7th Gym Story Walkthrough Part 8Getting to the 8th Gym
Story Walkthrough Champion CupChampion Cup Semifinals Story Walkthrough Rose TowerRose Tower
Champion Cup Finals.pngChampion Cup Finals The Final BattleGetting to the Champion
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Gym Challenge

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How to Beat Each Trainer

Rival BattlesRival Battles Gym BattlesGym Leader Battles
Post Game ContentHow to Beat Champion Leon

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Beginner's Tips & Guides

BeginnerSee All Beginner Tips and Guides
Getting a Good Start
Things to Know Before Starting Pokemon How to Adjust Screen Size
Galar Starters
Which Starter Pokemon Should You Choose? How to Get All 3 Starters
Changing Appearance
How to Change Your Appearance How to Change Your Uniform
Pokemon Battles
Type Effectiveness and Damage Output Fishing for Pokemon
How to Run Away -
Building the Best Team
How to Build the Best Team Train Pokemon Like a Pro
Catching Legendary Pokemon -
Your Pokemon
How to Stop Evolutions How to Release Pokemon
How to Get More PC Boxes -
Online Features
How to Add Friends How to Get and Use the Y-Comm
How to Battle and Trade with Friends -
Pokemon Camp
How to Pokemon Camp with Friends How to Get Toys
How to Make Best Curry -
Useful Information
How to Get Money (Poke Dollars) Fast Things to Do Every Day
Useful Characters and Their Locations List of Unrepeatable One-time Events
List of All Mystery Gift Codes -
New in Sword and Shield
Differences Between Dynamax and Gigantamax Access Pokemon Boxes on the Road
How to Get Sweets Removed Features

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Moves


Moves by Type

FireFire WaterWater GrassGrass
ElectricElectric IceIce FightingFighting
PoisonPoison GroundGround FlyingFlying
PsychicPsychic BugBug RockRock
GhostGhost DragonDragon DarkDark
SteelSteel FairyFairy NormalNormal

Moves by Category

Physical Special Status

Dynamax Moves

List of Max Moves List of G-Max Moves

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Maps



Wyndon Ballonlea
Circhester Stow-on-Side
Spikemuth Hammerlocke
Hulbury Turffield
Motostoke Wedgehurst


Route 10 Route 8
Route 6 Route 9
Route 7 Route 5
Route 4 Route 3
Route 2 Route 1


Galar Mine No. 2 Galar Mine

Wild Area

North Lake Miloch Hammerlocke Hills
Lake of Outrage Giant's Cap
Giant's Mirror Dusty Bowl
Bridge Field Stony Wilderness
Motostoke Riverbank Watchtower Ruins
East Lake Axewell South Lake Miloch
Giant's Seat Axew's Eye
West Lake Axewell Dappled Grove
Rolling Fields

Miscellaneous Maps

Route 9 Tunnel Motostoke Outskirts
Slumbering Weald Glimwood Tangle

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Abilities


List of All Abilities

Pokemon Sword and Shield - New Features

New FeaturesList of All New Features
New Features
Max Raid Battles Poke Jobs
Pokemon Camp Surprise Trades
Changing Natures with Mints Auto-save
Changing Your Uniform Wild Area and
Raid Strategy
Changing Nicknames of Traded Pokemon Customizing Your
League Card
Differences Between the Versions Pokemon HOME

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Items

Types of Items
New Items
Poke Balls TRs TMs
Berries Evolutionary Stones Ingredients
Battle Items Recovery Items Power Items
Important Items
Mints Exp. Candy Vitamins
Master Ball Fossils Evolutionary Held Items

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Message Board


Message Board

Discussion Board Friend Request Board
Pokemon Trading Board
Ditto / Pokerus Trading Board
Max Raid Recruitment Board
Pokemon Memes Board

What Kind of Game is Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Start your Adventure in the Galar Region

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Your adventure will start in Galar, where nature is abundant, wild Pokemon are stronger and always on guard, and where people and Pokemon are partners. Many various Pokemon Gyms are also found throughout the region.

Locations in the Region


There are many locations that can be found in the region, where you can find different species of Pokemon as you go through your adventure! One of these locations is the Wild Area, where you can battle with Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokemon.

Pokemon Battles

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Pokemon Battles in the Galar Region are considered the most popular form of entertainment. With the new Pokemon forms, items, and moves, Pokemon Battles are sure to be more fun than ever!

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