Sordward & Shielbert

Like most Pokémon games since X & Y, Pokémon Sword & Shield has a narrative based post-game. This post-game focuses upon Sordward & Shielbert and follows on from the main story

Encounter 1: Slumbering Weald

Location: Slumbering Weald

After completing the game, go to the Slumbering Weald and you'll find Hop who is thinking of what to do next so challenges you to a battle. Afterwards, Sonia arrives and gives you her book then recommending to return the Rusted Sword/Rusted Shield to the altar. However, when you do her Power Spot detector activats and two people arrive. They say Sonia's Book is filled with lies and introduce themselves as Sordward and Shielbert, the descandants of the first kings of Galar. They take the Rusted Sword & Shield and challenge you to a battle. Defeat them and you get your item back but Hop loses his match and they run off with the other item with Hop in pursuit.

Sirfetch'dGolisopodDoubladeBisharp
Pokémon Trainer Sordward Sirfetch'dGolisopodDoubladeBisharp
Battle Type

Items
Level 60Level 60Level 60Level 60




Attacks:
Leaf Blade
Slam
Meteor Assault
Swords Dance
Attacks:
First Impression
Liquidation
X-Scissor
Sucker Punch
Attacks:
Sacred Sword
Iron Head
Night Slash
Swords Dance
Attacks:
Iron Head
Night Slash
Swords Dance
Stone Edge
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Sword Only
Sirfetch'dBronzongFalinksKlinklang
Pokémon Trainer Shielbert Sirfetch'dBronzongFalinksKlinklang
Battle Type

Items
Level 60Level 60Level 60Level 60




Attacks:
Leaf Blade
Slam
Meteor Assault
Iron Defense
Attacks:
Light Screen
Extrasensory
Gyro Ball
Hypnosis
Attacks:
No Retreat
First Impression
Close Combat
Megahorn
Attacks:
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Protect
Wild Charge
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Shield Only
Sordward & Shielbert

Encounter 2: Turrfield

Location: Wedgehurst & Turrfield

Return to Sonia's laboratory in Wedgehurst and she will mention that as her Power Spot detector went off when they were near, she could track them down and notices there's a high concentration of particles at Turffield so you head there. When there, you will find that Milo and Piers were having an exhibition match when a Pokémon in the Gym just randomly Dynamaxed. You need to help them take it down in a Max Raid Battle

Dynamaxed Pokémon
Tsareena
Level 62

Base Attacks:
Power Whip
High Jump Kick
Play Rough
Zen Headbutt

Defeat Tsareena to calm it down and you'll get Milo's rare League Card. However, Sordward & Shielbert will appear and say they intend to keep Dynamaxing more Pokémon. Sonia will arrive and mention that both Hulbury and Motostoke are under attack from Dynamax Pokémon

Dynamax Tsareena

Encounter 3: Hulbury

Location: Hulbury

In Hulbury, you will find that another Pokémon has Dynamaxed, this time Gyarados. With Nessa, Piers and Hop you have to battle it to calm it down. You'll then get Nessa's Rare League Card.

Dynamaxed Pokémon
Gyarados
Level 62

Base Attacks:
Waterfall
Stone Edge
Crunch
Avalanche
Dynamax Gyarados

Encounter 4: Motostoke

Location: Motostoke

In Motostoke, you will find that another Pokémon has Dynamaxed, this time Torkoal. With Kabu, Piers and Hop you have to battle it to calm it down. You'll then get Kabu's Rare League Card.

Dynamaxed Pokémon
Torkoal
Level 62

Base Attacks:
Lava Plume
Earthquake
Body Press
Iron Tail
Dynamax Torkoal

Encounter 5: Wedgehurst

Location: Wedgehurst

After saving Motostoke Gym, you'll receive a call from Sonia saying that Sordward & Shielbert have arrived at the laboratory. When there, you will learn they're looking for Wishing Stars in order to make more Pokémon Dynamax. However, you first have to face them in a Multi Battle with Hop.

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Pokémon Trainer Sordward GolisopodDoubladeBisharp
Battle Type

Items
Level 62Level 62Level 62



Attacks:
First Impression
Liquidation
X-Scissor
Sucker Punch
Attacks:
Sacred Sword
Iron Head
Night Slash
Shadow Claw
Attacks:
Iron Head
Night Slash
Stone Edge
Swords Dance
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
BronzongFalinksKlinklang
Pokémon Trainer Shielbert BronzongFalinksKlinklang
Battle Type

Items
Level 62Level 62Level 62



Attacks:
Light Screen
Extrasensory
Gyro Ball
Hypnosis
Attacks:
No Retreat
First Impression
Close Combat
Megahorn
Attacks:
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Protect
Wild Charge
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
Hold Item:
No Item

Defeat them and Sonia's new assistant reveals herself as a fan and spy of Sordward & Shielbert and hands over all the Wishing Stars to them and state they want to put Galar under the control of the royal line again. The plan is to reveal the true natures of Zacian and Zamazenta to prove that their ancestors were the heroes. However, before you can react, the remaining 4 gyms in Galar are being attacked by Dynamaxed Pokémon.

Sordward & Shielbert

Encounter 6: Stow-on-Side

Location: Stow-on-Side

When you reach Stow-on-Side, you will learn that the problem has got much worse with multiple Dynamax Pokémon attacking. As such, you, Bea/Allister, Hop and Piers split up and each have to take on a Dynamax Pokémon on your own. When cleared, you'll then get Bea/Allister's Rare League Card.

Dynamaxed Pokémon
Pokémon SwordPokémon Shield
Conkeldurr Dusknoir
Level 62 Level 62


Base Attacks:
Thunder Punch
Ice Punch
Hammer Arm
Stone Edge
Base Attacks:
Ice Punch
Earthquake
Thunder Punch
Shadow Punch
Dynamax Conkeldurr

Encounter 7: Ballonlea

Location: Ballonlea

When you reach Ballonlea, you will find that Bede is now the new Gym Leader there and insists he doesn't need your help as he has already taken down multiple Dynamax Pokémon. However, to prove that he is more capable than you, he challenges you to a battle. When defeated, Opal will arrive and will give you both her Rare League Card and Bede's Rare League Card

MawileGardevoirRapidashHatterene
Gym Leader Bede MawileGardevoirRapidashHatterene
Battle Type

Items
Level 61Level 61Level 62Level 63




Attacks:
Play Rough
Fake Tears
Iron Head
Crunch
Attacks:
Dazzling Gleam
Psychic
Future Sight
Magical Leaf
Attacks:
Smart Strike
Psycho Cut
Dazzling Gleam
Stomp
Attacks:
Psychic
Calm Mind
Dazzling Gleam
Mystical Fire
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Bede

Encounter 8: Circhester

Location: Circhester

When you reach Circhester, you will learn from Gordie/Melony that the problem is just like at Stow-on-Side and that you have to take down a Dynamaxed Pokémon on your own while they, Hop & Piers take on others. Help them out and you get their Rare League Card.

Dynamaxed Pokémon
Pokémon SwordPokémon Shield
Gigalith Froslass
Level 62 Level 62


Base Attacks:
Rock Slide
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Throat Chop
Base Attacks:
Icy Wind
Shadow Ball
Thunder
Psychic
Dynamax Gigalith

Encounter 9: Hammerlocke

Location: Hammerlocke

When you reach Hammerlocke, you will find Sonia at the entrance to the Energy Plant as she says that Sordward and Shielbert appeared there with the Wishing Stars but she can't get in. First, you need to help Raihan with a Dynamaxed Pokémon, this time it's Haxorus. Defeat it and you get his Rare League Card.

Dynamaxed Pokémon
Haxorus
Level 62

Base Attacks:
Outrage
Earthquake
Iron Tail
Giga Impact
Dynamax Haxorus

Encounter 10: Energy Plant

Location: Energy Plant

With all the Dynamaxed Pokémon stopped, Sonia can finally get into the Energy Plant and when there, you will find Sordward/Shielbert and a few of their fans. They attack Sonia's research and insist that their ancestors were the true saviours of Galar and they intend to use the Dynamax energy to show Zacian/Zamazenta are not the real heroes. As their brother is dealing with Zamazenta/Zacian upstairs, you get challenged.

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Pokémon Trainer Sordward Sirfetch'dGolisopodDoubladeBisharp
Battle Type

Items
Level 64Level 64Level 64Level 64




Attacks:
Leaf Blade
Slam
Meteor Assault
Swords Dance
Attacks:
First Impression
Liquidation
X-Scissor
Sucker Punch
Attacks:
Sacred Sword
Iron Head
Night Slash
Swords Dance
Attacks:
Iron Head
Night Slash
Swords Dance
Stone Edge
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Sword Only
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Pokémon Trainer Shielbert Sirfetch'dBronzongFalinksKlinklang
Battle Type

Items
Level 64Level 64Level 64Level 64




Attacks:
Leaf Blade
Slam
Meteor Assault
Iron Defense
Attacks:
Light Screen
Extrasensory
Gyro Ball
Hypnosis
Attacks:
No Retreat
First Impression
Close Combat
Megahorn
Attacks:
Gear Grind
Shift Gear
Protect
Wild Charge
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Shield Only
Sordward & Shielbert

Encounter 11: Energy Plant

Location: Energy Plant

After defeating Sordward/Shielbert, they can tell their their brother has had enough time as the Legendary Pokémon are up there and being experimented on, however when it's not working entirely as they want, and the Pokémon appear just angry at Sordward & Shielbert, it's time for you to protect them and calm them down. You face Zamazenta in Sword and Zacian in Shield. They cannot be caught

Pokémon SwordPokémon Shield
Zamazenta Zacian
Level 70 Level 70


Base Attacks:
Play Rough
Iron Defense
Crunch
Iron Head
Base Attacks:
Sacred Sword
Swords Dance
Iron Head
Crunch
Zamazenta

Encounter 11: Energy Plant

Location: Energy Plant

After calming them down, Hop tries to calm them down further for the other Lgendary Pokémon to arrive and protect Hop. The Legendary then disappears with Hop chasing it to make sure to calm it down and the other stays put, challenging you to capture it after you use the Rusted Sword/Shield on them.

Zacian
Level 70
OT:Yours
ID:Yours
Ability:Intrepid Sword
Hold Item:
Rusted Sword Image
Rusted Sword
Sacred Sword
Swords Dance
Iron Head / Behemoth Blade
Crunch
Zamazenta
Level 70
OT:Yours
ID:Yours
Ability:Dauntless Shield
Hold Item:
Rusted Shield Image
Rusted Shield
Slash
Crunch
Iron Head / Behemoth Bash
Iron Defense

Once captured, Shielbert and Sordward will realise the error of their ways and promise to atone for their crimes. However, your Rotom Phone will ring and Hop will say that he needs some help

Zacian

Encounter 12: Slumbering Weald

Location: Slumbering Weald

If you get to Slumbering Weald, you will find Hop is there and is calming down. It then shows interest in being caught by Hop and Hop captures it. With a Legendary Pokémon now on his team, Hop challenges you to a battle.

DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightInteleonZamazenta
Pokémon Trainer Hop DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightInteleonZamazenta
Battle Type

Items
Level 69Level 68Level 68Level 69Level 70Level 70






Attacks:
Cotton Guard
Double Kick
Double-Edge
Headbutt
Attacks:
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Heavy Slam
Crunch
Attacks:
Zing Zap
Poison Jab
Liquidation
Recover
Attacks:
Steel Wing
Drill Peck
Swagger
Light Screen
Attacks:
Snipe Shot
Sucker Punch
Ice Beam
Dark Pulse
Attacks:
Crunch
Behemoth Bash
Psychic Fangs
Play Rough
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Hold Item:

Rusted Shield
Grookey Chosen
Sword Only
DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightRillaboomZamazenta
Pokémon Trainer Hop DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightRillaboomZamazenta
Battle Type

Items
Level 69Level 68Level 68Level 69Level 70Level 70






Attacks:
Cotton Guard
Double Kick
Double-Edge
Headbutt
Attacks:
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Heavy Slam
Crunch
Attacks:
Zing Zap
Poison Jab
Liquidation
Recover
Attacks:
Steel Wing
Drill Peck
Swagger
Light Screen
Attacks:
Drum Beating
Slam
Knock Off
High Horsepower
Attacks:
Crunch
Behemoth Bash
Psychic Fangs
Play Rough
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Hold Item:

Rusted Shield
Scorbunny Chosen
Sword Only
DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightCinderaceZamazenta
Pokémon Trainer Hop DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightCinderaceZamazenta
Battle Type

Items
Level 69Level 68Level 68Level 69Level 70Level 70






Attacks:
Cotton Guard
Double Kick
Double-Edge
Headbutt
Attacks:
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Heavy Slam
Crunch
Attacks:
Zing Zap
Poison Jab
Liquidation
Recover
Attacks:
Steel Wing
Drill Peck
Swagger
Light Screen
Attacks:
Gunk Shot
Iron Head
Pyro Ball
Zen Headbutt
Attacks:
Crunch
Behemoth Bash
Psychic Fangs
Play Rough
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Hold Item:

Rusted Shield
Sobble Chosen
Sword Only
DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightInteleonZacian
Pokémon Trainer Hop DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightInteleonZacian
Battle Type

Items
Level 69Level 68Level 68Level 69Level 70Level 70






Attacks:
Cotton Guard
Double Kick
Double-Edge
Headbutt
Attacks:
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Heavy Slam
Crunch
Attacks:
Zing Zap
Poison Jab
Liquidation
Recover
Attacks:
Steel Wing
Drill Peck
Swagger
Light Screen
Attacks:
Snipe Shot
Sucker Punch
Ice Beam
Dark Pulse
Attacks:
Crunch
Behemoth Blade
Wild Charge
Close Combat
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Hold Item:

Rusted Sword
Dynamax
Dynamax
Grookey Chosen
Shield Only
DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightRillaboomZacian
Pokémon Trainer Hop DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightRillaboomZacian
Battle Type

Items
Level 69Level 68Level 68Level 69Level 70Level 70






Attacks:
Cotton Guard
Double Kick
Double-Edge
Headbutt
Attacks:
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Heavy Slam
Crunch
Attacks:
Zing Zap
Poison Jab
Liquidation
Recover
Attacks:
Steel Wing
Drill Peck
Swagger
Light Screen
Attacks:
Drum Beating
Slam
Knock Off
High Horsepower
Attacks:
Crunch
Behemoth Blade
Wild Charge
Close Combat
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Hold Item:

Rusted Sword
Scorbunny Chosen
Shield Only
DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightCinderaceZacian
Pokémon Trainer Hop DubwoolSnorlaxPincurchinCorviknightCinderaceZacian
Battle Type

Items
Level 69Level 68Level 68Level 69Level 70Level 70






Attacks:
Cotton Guard
Double Kick
Double-Edge
Headbutt
Attacks:
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Heavy Slam
Crunch
Attacks:
Zing Zap
Poison Jab
Liquidation
Recover
Attacks:
Steel Wing
Drill Peck
Swagger
Light Screen
Attacks:
Gunk Shot
Iron Head
Pyro Ball
Zen Headbutt
Attacks:
Crunch
Behemoth Blade
Wild Charge
Close Combat
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Hold Item:

Rusted Sword
Sobble Chosen
Shield Only
Hop & Zamazenta

Encounter 12: Slumbering Weald

Location: Slumbering Weald

After the battle, Hop will mention that he has decided to become a Pokémon professor and that he wishes to learn everything there is, causing Sonia to offer he become her assistant. Then, Sordward & Shielbert will appear, with Leon and Piers as their guards. They have arrived to apologise as they realised they were thinking of only themselves and not the innocent Pokémon they hurt. They will say they have abdicated their claim to royalty and imply that the only royalty left around is you.

Sordward & Shielver