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# The rarest Pokémon for every location and weather type in 'Sword and Shield'

How to catch 'em all.

*Pokémon Sword and Shield* contain a staggering 400 unique pocket monsters to find, battle, and catch. Completing the games’ Pokédex will require players to finish the story, trade version exclusives, and spend hours walking around in tall grass. Catching ‘em all will be no easy feat.

While there might be a Wooloo in every bush, some Pokémon thatonly spawn in specific locations and under certain weather conditions. The weather of these “Wild Areas” will be displayed in players’ map with nine different icons: (clear, overcast, rain, thunderstorm, snow, snowstorm, intense sun, sandstorm, heavy fog).

Each Wild Area also has two different types of spawns, a world spawn and a grass spawn. Pokémon that spawn in the world are visible from the distance and can be approached to start a battle, while grass/fishing spawns need to be stumbled upon in a grassy field or in water.

*Inverse* has complied a list of the rarest Pokémon in 31 wild areas. We only included the creatures that are the absolute hardest to find in each of these areas, which means they have an extremely low chance of spawning or require specific weather conditions or actions to find. This list does not include any of the legendary Pokémon, which are by default the rarest because there is only one of each.

## Route 1 & 10

**Duraludon has a 1 percent**chance to spawn in the world.

**Eiscue (**chance to spawn in the grass.*Shield*exclusive) and Stonjourner (*Sword*exclusive) have a 2 percent

## Route 2

**Gyarados has a 2 percent**chance to spawn in the water when players are surfing.**Feebas has a 1 percent**chance to appear when gamers are fishing.

## Route 3

**Tyrogue has a 2 percent chance**to appear walking around.

**Sizzlipede has a 1 percent chance**to be lurking in the grass.

## Route 4

**Eevee has a 1 percent chance**to be seen wandering around.**Ferroseed has a 1 percent chance**to be creeping in grassy fields.

## Route 5

**Drifloon has a 5 precent chance**to be floating around.**Dewpider also has a 5 percent chance**to be found in the grass.

## Route 6

**Trapinch has a 1 percent chance**to roam in the area.

**Hawlucha has a 2 percent chance**to appear in the grass.

## Route 7

**Morpeko has a 5 percent chance**to be found wandering the area.**Shelmet has a 5 percent chance**to be hidden in grassy fields.

## Route 8

**Togedemaru has a 5 percent chance**to be seen in this location.**Falinks has a 2 percent chance**to be hiding in the bushes.

## Route 9

**Dhelmise has a 1 percent chance**to be found only in Circhester Bay.

**Lapras has a 1 percent chance**to be fished in the area.

## Axew’s Eye

**Delibird has a 5 percent chance**to appear in the snow.**Vulpix and Growlithe has a 5 percent chance**to be found in intense sun.**Gyarados can be found 5 percent of the time**while fishing.

## Bridge Field

**Cramorant will only appear 2 percent**of the time when it’s raining.

**Togepi has a 5 percent chance**to be found in grass, but only when it’s clear, foggy, or overcast.

## Dappled Grove

**Tyrogue has a 2 percent chance**to be walking around.**Boundsweet only appears in the grass 5 percent of the time**when it’s clear or sandstorming.

## Dusty Bowl

**Togekiss will appear 2 percent of the time**when it’s foggy.**Coalossal can be found in the grass 2 percent of the time**when there’s intense sun.

## East Lake Axewell

**Snorunt has a 5 percent chance**to be seen walking around in snow or a snowstorm.

**Wishiwashi can be found 5 percent of the time**while fishing.

## Galar Mine

**Chewtle, Roggenrola, and Shuckle have a 5 percent**chance be walking around the area.**Galarian Stunfisk has a 5 percent chance**to be hidden in the grass.

## Giant’s Cap

**Riolu has a 5 percent chance**to be wandering around.**Gyarados has a 5 percent chance**to be fished.

## Giant’s Mirror

**Chewtle will appear 5 percent of the time**when it’s raining.**Cutilefly has a 5 percent chance to spawn**in fog.**Delibird has a 5 percent spawn rate**in snow.**Galarian Corsola appears 5 percent of the time**when it’s overcast.**Heatmor can be seen 5 percent of the time**during intense sun.**Gyarados has a 5 percent chance**to be fished.

## Giant’s Seat

**Munna can be seen 2 percent of the time**when it’s foggy.**Tyrogue will appear 2 percent of the time**when it’s overcast.**Cloyster has a 5 percent spawn rate**while fishing.

## Glimwood Tangle

**Sinistea is the rarest spawn in this area. It has a 1 percent chance to spawn either in the world or in the grass.**

## Hammerlocke Hills

**Axew has a 2 percent chance**to appear in a sandstorm.**Hawlucha will spawn 5 percent of the time**in the grass, but only when it’s overcast.

## Lake Outrage

**Flygon only has a 1 percent chance to spawn**in intense sun.**Gardevoir has a 1 percent spawn rate**in the grass but only when it’s foggy.

## Motostoke and Motostoke Riverbank

**Dewpider has a 5 percent chance**to appear in the rain.**Duskull spawns 5 percent of the time**in fog.**Munchlax appears 5 percent of the time**when it’s clear.**Pawniard has a 5 percent spawn rate**in snowstorms.**Throh can be seen 5 percent of the time**when it’s overcast.**Toxel appears 5 percent of the time**in thunderstorms.**Mareanie can be found 5 percent of the time**while fishing.

## Motokstoke Outskirts

**Sawk has a 5 percent chance**to be seen walking around.**Impidimp can be found 5 percent of the time**in the grass.

## North Lake Miloch

**Ralts has a 2 percent chance**to be wandering the area when it’s foggy.**Basculin has a 2 percent spawn rate**in the grass.

## Rolling Fields

**Tyrogue appears 5 percent of the time**but that becomes 28 percent when it’s overcast.**Metapod only appears 5 percent of the time**in the grass when it’s clear, foggy, overcast, raining, or thunderstorming.

## Slumbering Weald

**Corviknight can be found 5 percent of the time**in the High Level area of this map.**Gurbbin has a 5 percent chance**to be lurking in the grass.

## South Lake Miloch

**Pyukumuku**is the rarest Pokémon in this are with a 2 percent chance to be seen in a thunderstorm and a 1 percent chance to find it when fishing.

## Stony Wilderness

**Cramorant has a 5 percent spawn rate**only in Zone 3.**Applin appears 10 percent of the time**in the grass when it’s clear.**Elegoss can be found in the grass 10 percent of the time.****Pikachu appears 10 percent of the time**in the grass but only when it’s raining.**Shuckle has a 10 percent chance to spawn**in the grass during a sandstorm.

## Watchtower Ruins

**Shuckle can be seen wandering around 2 percent of the time**during intense sun, but that’s boosted to 25 percent during a sandstorm.**Gastly can be found in the grass 10 percent of the time**when it’s overcast.

## West Lake Axewell

**Budew has a 5 percent spawn rate**when it’s overcast.**Tyrogue can be found hidden in the grass 5 percent of the time**when it’s overcast.

*Pokémon Sword and Shield* is out now for the Nintendo Switch.