Nuzlocke Tracker

Pokémon Sword Nuzlocke Guide

This guide contains useful information for a Sword Nuzlocke. Lists of all of the available Pokémon, the number of encounters, and detailed overviews of all Boss battles.

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Sword Encounters

A fun aspect of Nuzlocke runs is the variety of encounters forcing you to try out new Pokémon you've never used before. That is why it's important to know which Pokémon will be available during a run. We've compiled a list of every encounter for Pokémon Sword so you can quickly see who you might want on your team!

Pokémon Sword has 72 different encounter locations with 367 different Pokémon available as wild encounters. Hover over a Pokémon to see where to encounter it!

16 Fire Pokémon encounters

20 Dragon Pokémon encounters

21 Fighting Pokémon encounters

23 Electric Pokémon encounters

25 Ghost Pokémon encounters

26 Poison Pokémon encounters

26 Fairy Pokémon encounters

28 Steel Pokémon encounters

28 Ice Pokémon encounters

28 Rock Pokémon encounters

29 Dark Pokémon encounters

31 Grass Pokémon encounters

33 Bug Pokémon encounters

36 Ground Pokémon encounters

38 Flying Pokémon encounters

38 Psychic Pokémon encounters

41 Normal Pokémon encounters

64 Water Pokémon encounters

16Fire Pokémon

20Dragon Pokémon

21Fighting Pokémon

23Electric Pokémon

25Ghost Pokémon

26Poison Pokémon

26Fairy Pokémon

28Steel Pokémon

28Ice Pokémon

28Rock Pokémon

29Dark Pokémon

31Grass Pokémon

33Bug Pokémon

36Ground Pokémon

38Flying Pokémon

38Psychic Pokémon

41Normal Pokémon

64Water Pokémon

Sword Boss Battles

In order to complete a Sword Nuzlocke and become the Champion, you will need to win 36 Boss battles throughout the Galar region - ranging from bickering Rival & Evil team fights, to Gym Leaders & ultimately the Elite Four.

These can be a challenge, especially when your dear nicknamed nuzlocke mons are at risk. So below we've listed detailed overviews of all these fights! Giving you all the information you'll need to face everything from Hop's Wooloo to Raihan's Duraludon.

8 Gym Leader fights

7 Elite Four fights

19 Rival fights

2 Evil Team fights

Select your starter type

Like all Pokémon games, you will have to select a starter. The type will update some of the boss teams to match. For example, if your starter was a grass type Hop might have a fire type to take advantage!

Gym Leader fights

Elite Four fights

Rival fights

Evil Team fights

Now that you're ready to take on the Pokémon Sword Nuzlocke Challenge, why not keep track of all your encounters with the Nuzlocke Tracker?