Read this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide to learn more about Max Raid Battles! Find out the latest news including raid events, schedule, and featured Dynamax & Gigantamax Pokemon!Check Out the Latest News & Updates Here!
Latest Max Raid Battle Event
Gigantamax Copperajah, Duraludon,
|Event Duration||March 27th - April 27th, 2020|
As a part of the newest Gigantamax Raid Battle Event, you'll have a higher chance of encounter Gigantamax Duraludon and Copperajah in Pokemon Sword, and Gigantamax Garbodor and Charizard in Pokemon Shield!
|Available Gigantamax Pokemon|
Catch the above Gigantamax Pokemon while you still can, as opportunities to get them are limited. Some of them might even be good to try out in competitive ranked battles!Check Out Our Report On The Current Ranked Meta Here
Previous Dynamax & Gigantamax Raid Battles
Gigantamax Machamp, Gengar, and Snorlax
|Event Duration||March 8th - March 25th, 2020|
A new official Max Raid Battle event was announced. Starting from March 8th, you will be able to encounter Gigantamax Machamp and Gengar in the wild area. Gigantamax Snorlax will also be making a comeback here!
Gigantamax Snorlax is also sometimes seen in competitive online play, so don't miss this opportunity to get one!Check Out Our Report On The Current Ranked Meta Here
Mewtwo Special Event
|Duration||February 27, 2020 ~ March 3, 2020|
For Pokemon Day 2020, Mewtwo will be making an appearance in Max Raid Battles! Take it on to get cool rewards! This Mewtwo can not be caught, however.
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>> Other Pokemon Day Events
Kanto Starters Event
|Duration||February 28th, 2020 ~ March 3rd, 2020|
Gigantamax Toxtricity Discovered
|Duration||February 6, 2020 ~ March 8, 2020|
|Amped Form||Pokemon Sword only|
|Low Key Form||Pokemon Shield only|
For a limited time, players will be able to encounter and fight a Gigantamax Toxtricity! Each version of the game will feature a different form of the Gigantamax Toxtricity, Sword having the Amped form while Shield having the Low Key Form!
From January 30th to February 16th, you will be able to encounter special Milcery in the wild area. These Milcery will be able to Gigantamax after evolving into Alcremie!
|Schedule|| January 30th, 2020|
February 16th, 2020
4 New Gigantamax Pokemon!
During the January 9th Pokemon Direct, it was announced that a new raid event will be occurring this year. During this event you can find the following 4 Gigantamax Pokemon in Dens all across the Wild Area! The event will only last until early February, so don't miss out!
Get Magikarp From Dens!
|Schedule|| January 1, 2020|
January 3, 2020
Happy new year, trainers! From now until Friday, January 3, 2020, Pokemon dens will have an increased appearance of Magikarp. Do not miss the first max raid event of 2020!
Gigantamax Sentiskorch & Sandaconda Raid
Get a chance to capture a Gigantamax Centiskorch or a Sandaconda from Dec. 12, 2019 to Jan. 9, 2020. Shield players are more likely to encounter Sentiskorch while Sword players are more likely to encounter Sandaconda.
Gigantamax Snorlax Raid
|Schedule||December 4, 2019 ~ |
January 5, 2020
Announced on Nov. 27, 2019, a new Gigantamax Raid will be coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield featuring the Normal-type Pokemon - Snorlax! The Gigantamax Pokemon will have a new move called G-Max Replenish!Check Out the Galarian Pokedex Here!
Gigantamax Butterfree Raid
|Schedule||November 15, 2019 ~ early January 2020|
Starting from the game's official release all the way up to the new year, players will be able to participate in Max Raid Battles against a Gigantamax Butterfree! Work together with your friends and defeat this formidable Pokemon to have a chance of catching it!
Increased Pokemon Appearances
During the same time period, players will have an increased chance of encountering certain Gigantamax Pokemon depending on their game! Pokemon Sword players will be able to battle against a Gigantamax Drednaw, while Gigantamax Corviknight will appear more often in Pokemon Shield!Check Out Version Differences Here!
Extra TRs & EXP Candies From Delibird Raid
|Schedule|| December 20, 2019|
December 26, 2019
From now until Thursday, December 26, 2019, Pokemon dens will have an increased appearance of Delibird. Defeating Delibird will gift players with higher amount of Ice-type TRs & EXP Candy rewards!
Internet Connection Required
To get these limited-time bonuses, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Then, check a pillar of light shinning from a Pokemon Den in the wild area!
What Are Max Raid Battles?
Capture Dynamax & Gigantamax Pokemon
Max Raid Battles are encounters with special wild Pokemon. These wild Pokemon have the ability to Dynamax or Gigantamax. To add to this, these Pokemon may also have hidden abilities that give them an advantage in battle!Check Out Max Raid Battles Here!
Cooperate With Other Players
Max Raid Battles will require you to work with 3 other players to defeat the wild Pokemon. As Dynamax & Gigantamax Pokemon are tough to bring down, you will need all the help you can get!Check Out Dynamax & Gigantamax Here!
Use Wishing Piece To Spawn Raid Battle
Use item called Wishing Piece on empty Pokemon Den and raid battle will spawn instantly. You can purchase this item from Watt Trader in Wild Area.Check Out More About Wishing Pieces Here!