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Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass: Which Pokémon can you catch in the new dens?

Pokemon Sword Shield Isle Armor Max Raid Battle Vespiqueen
Pokemon Sword Shield Isle Armor Max Raid Battle Vespiqueen

The highly anticipated Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass DLC: Isle of Armor is here and with it come many more Pokémon Dens to challenge Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokémon. Each Den has specific Pokémon which can be challenged in Max Raid Battles and we here at iMore have the locations of every single den, as well as all the Pokémon you can find in each!

Every Den and the Pokémon within

Much like in the original Wild Area all the Pokémon Dens found in and around the Isle of Armor have specific Pokémon that can be found within outside of special events. There is a list of Pokémon that can be found in common raids (the red beam) and a list for the rare raid (the purple beam), and a handful of version specific Pokémon that can only be found in Sword or Shield. Here you can find every Den, divided up by the different areas, along with every Pokémon that can potentially spawn there. Keep in mind though, not every Pokémon has an equal chance of spawning, so you might have to return to a Den over and over before you find the Pokémon you want. In cases of version specific Pokémon, Sword will be listed first, Shield second.

Brawlers' Cave

Pokemon Sword Shield Isle Armor Den (Image credit: iMore)

Common Raid

If you want to know more specifics about what your chances are of encountering each Pokémon and what items each Pokémon drops in this den specifically, check out Serebii's page.

  • Chansey
  • Klefki
  • Magnemite
  • Pawniard
  • Skarmory
  • Magneton
  • Bisharp
  • Magnezone

Rare Raid

If you want to know more specifics about what your chances are of encountering each Pokémon and what items each Pokémon drops in this den specifically, check out Serebii's page.

  • Blissey
  • Magnemite
  • Skarmory
  • Bronzor
  • Meowth
  • Magneton
  • Klinklang
  • Bronzong
  • Perrserker
  • Lucario
  • Bisharp

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.