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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!

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Latest Max Raid Battle Event

Gigantamax Event

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!

Featured Pokemon CoalossalCoalossal LaprasLapras
AppletunAppletun FlappleFlapple
Schedule January 9th, 2020
~
Early February 2020

Internet Connection Required

To take advantage of the event, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Nintendo switch online is not required.

Check Out What Nintendo Switch Online Is Here

Previous Dynamax & Gigantamax Raid Battles

Get Magikarp From Dens!

Featured PokemonMagikarp IconMagikarp
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

Latest Max Raid Battle Event
Featured PokemonSandacondaSandacondaCentiskorchCentiskorch
ScheduleDecember 12, 2019 ~
January 9, 2020

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

Gigantamax Snorlax Raid
Featured PokemonSnorlax IconSnorlax
ScheduleDecember 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

Gigantamax Butterfree Raid
Featured PokemonButterfree IconButterfree
ScheduleNovember 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

Pokemon SwordPokemon Shield
Drednaw IconDrednawCorviknight IconCorviknight

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

Featured PokemonDelibird IconDelibird
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

Capture Dynamax & Gigantamax

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!

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Cooperate With Other Players

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

Wishing Piece

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!

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