Pokémon Sword and Shield Guide & Walkthrough Wiki

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All The Isle of Armor Guides

StoryGuideIcon.pngStory Walkthrough DLCPokemonIcon.pngIsle of Armor Pokedex
IsleofArmorMap.pngIsle of Armor Maps HowtoGetKubfu.pngHow to Get Kubfu
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Diglett CollectingAll Diglett Locations Dojo UpgradesAll Dojo Upgrades
List of Contents
News Hot Articles Pokedex
Wild Area Tier Lists Best Teams
Movesets & Best Builds Team Building Guides Story Walkthrough
Beginner's Tips & Guides Moves Maps
Abilities New Features Items
Message Boards

Pokemon Sword and Shield - News

Ranked Battle Series 6

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Ranked Battle Series 6 has begun, and it's shaking things up! Many of the top-ranking Pokemon in the metagame have been banned for two months!

Duration
August 31, 2020 (Mon.) 9:00 PM PDT - October 30, 2020 (Wed.) 4:59 PM PDT

List of Banned Pokemon

Ranked Battle Series 6 Legal Pokemon

Best Pokemon to Use

Our updated Tier List gives the full scoop on which Pokemon are seizing the coveted crown!

Best Pokemon Tier List: September 2020

Shimmering Electric and Grass Types Abound

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Availability Period
September 1st, 2020 (Sat.) - September 30th, 2020 (Sun.) 24:00 UTC

From September 1 to September 30, Electric-type and Grass-type Pokemon are more likely to appear in Max Raid Dens. After checking the Wild Area News, you'll be able to find a variety of Pokemon in Dens across the Wild Area.

Players with Pokemon Sword also have a chance to encounter Gigantamax Appletun and Gigantamax Toxtricity (Low Key Form), which players with Pokemon Shield will have a chance to encounter Gigantamax Flapple and Gigantamax Toxtricity (Amped Form).

List of Max Raid Events

Galar Starters available with Hidden Abilities!

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The Galar Starter Pokemon, Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Sobble, are available for the first time with new Hidden Abilities, available for free in the mobile version of Pokemon HOME. This will unlock a world of new potential for these Pokemon, so be sure to grab them before it's too late!
How to Get & Transfer Hidden Ability Starters from Pokemon HOME

Also, check out our new Best Builds for each of their fully-evolved forms to learn how to use 'em once you got 'em!

Galar Starters - Hidden Ability Builds
Cinderace Icon.pngCinderace
Libero Build
Rillaboom Icon.pngRillaboom
Grassy Surge Build
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Sniper Build

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

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Pokedex

Pokemon
Pokedex and List of All Pokemon

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Galar Pokedex
AllNewPokemon.pngThe Isle of Armor Pokedex

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 Stats

Base Stats EV Yield

Pokemon Related Links

How to Get All Gigantamax Pokemon All Pokemon Added in Pokemon HOME
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 Sword and Shield - Wild Area

Wild Area and Raid Strategy

Wild AreaWild Area and Raid Strategy

The Isle of Armor Maps

Fields of Honor.pngFields of Honor Soothing Wetlands.pngSoothing Wetlands
Forest of Focus.pngForest of Focus Challenge Beach.pngChallenge Beach
BrawlersBrawlers' Cave Loop Lagoon.pngLoop Lagoon
Stepping-Stone Sea.pngStepping-Stone Sea Insular Sea.pngInsular Sea
Honeycalm Island.pngHoneycalm Island Honeycalm Sea.pngHoneycalm Sea
Potbottom Desert.pngPotbottom Desert Warm-Up Tunnel.pngWarm-Up Tunnel
Training Lowlands.pngTraining Lowlands Challenge Lowlands.pngChallenge Road
Courageous Cavern.pngCourageous Cavern Workout Sea.pngWorkout Sea

The Isle of Armor Wild Area

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 -

All Raid Boss Locations

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Location of Each Raid Boss by Generation

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
Standard Doubles Team Banner.jpgBest Standard Doubles 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 Isle of Armor Pokemon
ScizorScizor KingdraKingdra MagnezoneMagnezone
VolcaronaVolcarona ChanseyChansey BlisseyBlissey
TalonflameTalonflame AzumarillAzumarill Galarian SlowbroGalarian Slowbro
Porygon2Porygon2 Urshifu Single-Strike StyleUrshifu Single-Strike Style Urshifu Rapid-Strike StyleUrshifu Rapid-Strike Style
SlowbroSlowbro Alolan MarowakAlolan Marowak DragalgeDragalge
KlefkiKlefki LycanrocLycanroc AmoongussAmoonguss
PoliwrathPoliwrath PalossandPalossand MienshaoMienshao
StarmieStarmie HeracrossHeracross ComfeyComfey
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
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
SirfetchSirfetch'd FlappleFlapple CoalossalCoalossal
CentiskorchCentiskorch ArctozoltArctozolt ZarudeZarude
Galarian WeezingGalarian Weezing
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 GothitelleGothitelle
CrawdauntCrawdaunt ClefableClefable ReuniclusReuniclus
Kommo-oKommo-o TerrakionTerrakion CobalionCobalion
VirizionVirizion NoivernNoivern Fan RotomFan Rotom
ToxicroakToxicroak PelipperPelipper JellicentJellicent
CelebiCelebi ClefairyClefairy HitmontopHitmontop
DiggersbyDiggersby
Movesets & Best Builds for Gigantamax Pokemon
Gigantamax GrimmsnarlGigantamax Grimmsnarl Gigantamax SnorlaxGigantamax Snorlax Gigantamax CharizardGigantamax Charizard

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Team Building Guides

Team Building [v1].pngAll Competitive Battling Guides
Battle Formats
Basics of Competitive Singles Team Building Basics of Competitive Doubles Team Building
Types of Teams
Offensive Teams Defensive Teams
Weather Teams Trick Room Teams
Monotype Teams Doubles Teams

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

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

Towns

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

Routes

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

Mines

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
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 Boards

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Message Board

Cram-o-Matic Recipes Board NEW
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

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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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