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Pokemon Sword and Shield guide walkthrough: Everything you need to become the Champion of Galar

Route 3

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough

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Pokemon: Route 3 - Overworld

PokemonRarity
CorvisquireFrequent
GossifleurCommon
Growlithe (Shield)Average
RolycolyFrequent
StunkyAverage
TrubbishRare
TyrogueRare
Vulpix (Sword)Average
ZigzagoonCommon

Pokemon: Route 3 - Random Encounters

PokemonRarity
KlinkAverage
MachopCommon
MudbrayAverage
PanchamCommon
RookideeCommon
SizzlipedeExtremely Rare

Route 3: Items

ItemVisibleHidden
Big MushroomY
Burn HealY
Heal Ball x3Y
ReviveY
Super PotionY
TM37 Beat UpY
TM54 Rock BlastY
X Defense x2Y

Enter Route 3 and you'll be greeted by a few trainers and a bunch more Pokemon to catch. Lass Rei is first up.

Lass Rei

PokemonLevelType
Vulpix12Fire

After Lass Rei, there's Schoolgirl Hannah further down the path.

Schoolgirl Hannah

PokemonLevelType
Pancham13Fighting

Finally, a little bit further down the path is Schoolboy Marvin.

Schoolboy Marvin

PokemonLevelType
Budew12Grass/Poison
Gossifleur12Grass

Beat Marvin and head forward to find Sonia, who points out a building owned by the Director. Carry on down the route after Sonia leaves and there's an optional path to your left, but Schoolgirl Kayleigh stands in your way.

Schoolgirl Kayleigh

PokemonLevelType
Purrloin12Dark
Skwovet13Normal

Walk along the path and you'll find a berry tree, followed by TM37 Beat Up right at the end. Head back and Postman Tad is patrolling the area.

Postman Tad

PokemonLevelType
Delibird14Ice/Flying

Keep going and you'll find Becca with her Pokemon Camp, which you can enter and use if you wish. Further on is Schoolboy Peter before the entrance to the mine.

Schoolboy Peter

PokemonLevelType
Sizzlipede13Fire/Bug
Dottler14Bug/Psychic

Walk up the hill to find the entrance to Galar Mine, with a friendly woman outside who will heal your Pokemon up to full health.

Galar Mine

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough

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Pokemon: Galar Mine - Overworld

PokemonRarity
CarkolFrequent
DiglettAverage
DrilburAverage
RoggenrolaRare (Sword) / Common (Shield)
TimburrCommon (Sword) / Rare (Shield)
WoobatCommon

Items: Galar Mine

ItemVisibleHidden
EtherY
Great Ball x3Y
Hard StoneY
Heavy-Duty BootsY
ReviveY
ReviveY
StardustY
StardustY
Star PieceY
Super Potion x2Y
TM26 Scary Face

The mine is fairly straightforward, with a couple of items dotted around the place. The first trainer you'll come across is Worker Keith.

Worker Keith

PokemonLevelType
Roggenrola14Rock

After defeating Worker Keith, head up the path that goes backwards and you'll find three Great Balls on a ledge. Keep going and leave through the exit onto the path above the entrance, where you'll find TM54 Rock Blast. Head back inside and further through the mine to find Worker Georgia.

Worker Georgia

PokemonLevelType
Timburr14Fighting
Timburr14Fighting
Timburr14Fighting

Follow the path past Worker Georgia to the end and you'll find TM26 Scary Face. Turn around and the next trainer up is Worker Sandra. These workers aren't getting much work done...

Worker Sandra

PokemonLevelType
Diglett14Ground
Drillbur15Ground

Finally, there's Worker Russel slightly further on, guarding an item. Defeat him to get a pair of Heavy-Duty Boots off the ground.

Worker Russel

PokemonLevelType
Rolycoly15Rock

Proceed toward the end of the mine and you'll find Bede waiting for you, ready for a fight. 

Bede

PokemonLevelType
Solosis13Psychic
Gothita15Psychic
Hatenna16Psychic

Bede loves the Psychic-types. Take her on with your strongest Bug and/or Dark-types to stand the best chance, as it's unlikely you'll have found any Ghost-types yet. When you've defeated Bede, leave via the exit to reach Route 4. 

Route 4

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough

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Pokemon: Route 4 - Overworld

PokemonRarity
DiglettFrequent
EeveeExtremely Rare (Sword) / Rare (Shield)
ElectrikeCommon
MeowthCommon
PikachuRare (Sword) / Extremely Rare (Shield)
PumpkabooAverage (Average) / Rare (Small/Large) / Extremely Rare (Super)
YamperCommon

Pokemon: Route 4 - Random Encounters

PokemonRarity
BudewRare
CutieflyRare
FerroseedExtremely Rare
JoltikAverage
MeowthCommon
MilceryCommon
WoolooCommon

Pokemon: Route 4 - Fishing:

PokemonRarity
ChewtleCommon
GoldeenAverage
MagikarpFrequent

Items: Route 4

ItemVisibleHidden
Cleanse TagY
Energy PowderY
Energy Powder x2Y
Energy RootY
EtherY
Nest Ball x3Y
Paralyze HealY
Paralyze HealY
Rare CandyY
RepelY
Revival HerbY
Sharp BeakY
Silver PowderY
TM07 Pin MissileY
X Accuracy x2Y

In the distance, you can see Turffield Stadium, but there's a bunch of fields, wild Pokemon, and trainers in your way. This area is quite open so you can tackle the fields in whichever order you please, but before that, make sure you check out Molly's camp on your left and the berry tree in front of you. First up is Pokemon Breeder Jaime.

Pokemon Breeder Jaime

PokemonLevelType
Meowth14Steel
Butterfree15Bug/Flying
Seedot14Grass

Head into the field next to Pokemon Breeder Jaime and you'll find Poke Kid Shane, dressed up as a Pikachu. Guess what Pokemon he's got?

Poke Kid Shane

PokemonLevelType
Pikachu15Electric

There's a bunch of wild Pokemon you can catch here, but the next trainer you'll find is Pokemon Breeder Bradley, on the path between two fields.

Pokemon Breeder Bradley

PokemonLevelType
Electrike15Electric
Lotad15Water/Grass

After Bradley, Poke Kid Mia is in the next field, dressed as an Eevee.

Poke Kid Mia

PokemonLevelType
Eevee15Normal

At the other end of the same field guarding TM07 Pin Missile is Poke Kid Rhys.

Poke Kid Rhys

PokemonLevelType
Joltik14Bug/Electric
Grubbin14Bug

Finally, Poke Kid Sunny is in the field to the west.

Poke Kid Sunny

PokemonLevelType
Milcery15Fairy

When you've done everything on Route 4, head down the path to Turffield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Postwick and Route 1
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wedgehurst and Route 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wild Area and Motostoke
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 3, Galar Mine, and Route 4
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Turffield, Turffield Gym, and Route 5
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hulbury and Hulbury Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Galar Mine No.2 and Motostoke Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hammerlocke and Route 6
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Stow-on-Side and Stow-on-Side Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Glimwood Tangle
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Ballonlea and Ballonlea Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 7 and Route 8
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Circhester and Circhester Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 9
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Spikemuth Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hammerlocke Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 10 and Wyndon
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wyndon Gym and Rose Tower
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wyndon Gym Finals and Slumbering Weald
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Energy Plant and Champion Battle
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Zacian and Zamazenta
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Post-game activities