Pokemon 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
DLC 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 - New DLC Expansion Pass Announced

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The Expansion Pass DLC.pngAll About The Expansion Pass DLC List of All DLC Pokemon.pngList of All Pokemon Appearing in the DLC
The Isle of Armor Expansion.pngThe Isle of Armor
Coming June 2020
The Crown Tundra Expansion.pngThe Crown Tundra
Coming Fall 2020

All New Pokemon

Available without Expansion Pass

Galarian Slowpoke ImageGalarian Slowpoke

Available in The Isle of Armor (To be released June 2020)

Kubfu ImageKubfu Urshifu ImageUrshifu
Gigantamax Rillaboom ImageGigantamax Rillaboom Gigantamax Cinderace ImageGigantamax Cinderace
Gigantamax Inteleon ImageGigantamax Inteleon Galarian Slowbro ImageGalarian Slowbro
Gigantamax Venusaur ImageGigantamax Venusaur Gigantamax Blastoise ImageGigantamax Blastoise

Available in The Crown Tundra (To be released Fall 2020)

Galarian Articuno ImageGalarian Articuno Galarian Zapdos ImageGalarian Zapdos
Galarian Moltres ImageGalarian Moltres Galarian Slowking ImageGalarian Slowking
Calyrex ImageCalyrex

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Hot Articles

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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

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2020/1/9 Beginner Tips & Guides How to Adjust Screen Size
2020/1/8 Pokemon How to Evolve Yamask into Runerigus
2020/1/8 Pokemon How to Evolve Milcery into Alcremie
2020/1/7 Movesets & Best Builds Dracozolt Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
2020/1/7 Movesets & Best Builds Gastrodon Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
2020/1/7 Movesets & Best Builds Lapras Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Pokedex

Pokemon
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

Generation 1 Pokemon.pngGeneration 1 Generation 2 PokemonGeneration 2 Generation 3 PokemonGeneration 3
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 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

Best Teams Partial.pngAll Best Teams for Ranked Battle
Mosgis Durant Team.pngBest Durant Team Winday Arcanine Team.pngBest Arcanine Team Top 3 Player Standard Team.pngWorld Top 3's Go-to Team

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
Dragapult Icon.pngDragapult Galarian Corsola Icon.pngGalarian Corsola Toxtricity Icon.pngToxtricity
Galarian Darmanitan Icon.pngGalarian Darmanitan Corviknight Icon.pngCorviknight Dracovish Icon.pngDracovish
Grimmsnarl Icon.pngGrimmsnarl Rillaboom Icon.pngRillaboom Duraludon Icon.pngDuraludon
Cinderace Icon.pngCinderace Alcremie Icon.pngAlcremie Dracozolt Icon.pngDracozolt
Movesets & Best Builds for Returning Pokemon
Mimikyu Icon.pngMimikyu Wash Rotom Icon.pngWash Rotom Gyarados Icon.pngGyarados
Ferrothorn Icon.pngFerrothorn Aegislash Icon.pngAegislash Excadrill Icon.pngExcadrill
Tyranitar Icon.pngTyranitar Hydreigon Icon.pngHydreigon Heat Rotom Icon.pngHeat Rotom
Arcanine Icon.pngArcanine Mamoswine Icon.pngMamoswine Toxapex Icon.pngToxapex
Togekiss Icon.pngTogekiss Cloyster Icon.pngCloyster Durant Icon.pngDurant
Snorlax Icon.pngSnorlax Charizard Icon.pngCharizard Sylveon Icon.pngSylveon
Lucario Icon.pngLucario Hippowdon Icon.pngHippowdon Umbreon Icon.pngUmbreon
Conkeldurr Icon.pngConkeldurr Quagsire Icon.pngQuagsire Gastrodon Icon.pngGastrodon
Lapras Icon.pngLapras Whimsicott Icon.pngWhimsicott

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Story Walkthrough

Story Walkthrough

Story WalkthroughSee All Story Walkthroughs
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
Post Game Content Icon.pngPost Game Content

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
Train & Breed Like a Pro How to Learn Egg Moves
How to Get Hidden Abilities Type Effectiveness and Damage Output
Which Starter Pokemon Should You Choose? Shiny Hunting Guide
How to Catch
Legendary Pokemon
How to EV Train and
Reset EVs
How to Level Up Fast Getting All 3 Starters
How to Build
the Best Team
How to Get Money Fast
How to Increase Friendship How to Collect Watts Fast
How to Win
Max Raid Battles
Useful Characters and Their Locations
How to Battle and Trade with Friends How to Change Your Clothes and Appearance
Dynamax and Gigantamax Access Pokemon Boxes on the road
Removed Features How to Play Ranked Battle
How to Get and Use the Y-Comm How to Release Pokemon

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Moves

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

Maps

Town

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

Route

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

Mine

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

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

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

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Message Board

Discussion Board Friend Request Board
Pokemon Trading Board
Ditto / Pokerus Trading 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

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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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