Pokemon Sword and Shield - Locations Revealed

Plenty of areas were shown in the Nintendo Treehouse livestream which include a couple of lakes and a field. We were also given a glimpse of other unnamed places in the Nintendo Direct which aired last September 4.


New locations in the Galar region were revealed alongside some landmarks that mark the locales. Trainers will often encounter wild pokemon and rival trainers as they travel from city to city. Areas are sometimes marked by signs or labeled as checkpoints. The landmarks trainers will encounter as they travel the region mostly resemble their real-life counterparts. Players will need to familiarize themselves with the overworld so that they will easily be able to locate any wild Pokemon they are after.

Below is a list of currently known areas in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. We also tackled some unnamed areas.

South Lake Miloch

This area was shown during the Nintendo Treehouse live demo. South Lake Miloch forms a slope and has lush scenery. Various Pokemon such as Machop, Machoke, and Snover inhabit the area. Other times, one may also find a Galvantula that has emerged from the ground.

Rolling fields

An area connected to South Lake Miloch. Here, we can find a trainer that appears to be a Pokemon Breeder. Butterfree sometimes come out from the tall trees that litter the area. Meanwhile, Wingull can be found gliding near the tall grass.

East lake Axewell

The lake can be found beside Rolling fields. Pokemon like Vanillite, Vanillish, and Frillish sometimes pop out from the surface. Fishing spots can also be found near the water’s edge. Currently, the only known Pokemon that can be found from these spots is Goldeen.

Other unnamed locations

Several locations were also shown in the Nintendo Direct on September 4th. During the first few seconds of the video, some sites such as some unnamed ruins, a vibrant green field, a mountain path, and a desert appeared in sequence. Unfortunately, we still don’t know how far you have to be in the game to visit these places.

Pokemon Sword and Shield release on November 15, 2019 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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