Read this Pokemon Sword and Shield article about the Kanto Starter max raid battles & rewards. Find out what they drop, like the Flame Orb and Toxic Orb, berries, and more!Check Out All Max Raid Events Happening Now
Kanto Starter Raid Battles
Event Duration & Details
|Event Duration||February 27th - March 2nd, 2020|
Alongside the special Mewtwo raid event, you'll be able to encounter the first 2 evolutionary forms of Kanto starters all across the Wild Area. Unlike Mewtwo, the Kanto starters are catchable! It's worth noting that there is currently no other way to obtain Bulbasaur and Squirtle in game, so make sure to get them!
Not A Guaranteed Catch
It seems that even when playing alone or as the host of a given raid battle, you won't always necessarily catch the starters. Go into the raid battles with this mindset to avoid disappointment!
Get Hidden Abilities
▲Hidden Ability: Rain Dish (The Pokémon gradually regains HP in rain.)
The Kanto starters appearing in the Wild Area now also have a chance to have their Hidden Ability! This is an extremely rare opportunity, so it's worth spending some extra time to get these.
Relatively Low Spawn Rate
Since there are several raid battle events going on at the same time, it's currently somewhat difficult to target Kanto starters specifically. Keep this in mind if you run out of Watts.Check Out The Best Way To Farm Watts Here!
Charmander Line Drops Flame Orb
▲Items received: Exp Candy M x2, Exp Candy L x3, Dynamax Candy x1, Flame Orb, Pomeg Berry x2
Charmander and Charmeleon have been confirmed to drop the rare Flame Orb item, in addition to the usual Berries and Exp Candy. It's not a 100% chance, but it's certainly faster than grinding out the Pokemon tournament!Check Out More Info On The Flame Orb Here!
EV Decreasing Berries Drop
▲Items received: Tamato Berry x3, TRs: Scald, Surf, Hydro Pump
By doing Kanto starter raids, you'll be able to obtain large quantities of EV decreasing berries! Since you can't really procure these berries in large quantities usually, this is a great opportunity to stock up!Check Out A Guide On All Berries Here!
Rewards From Kanto Starter Raids
The following is a list of some items that could potentially drop. They are not all guaranteed.
Charmander and Charmeleon
Squirtle and Wartortle
- Exp Candy M ×2
- Exp Candy L ×3
- Dynamax Candy ×1
- Life Orb ×1
- Grepa Berry ×3
- Tamato Berry ×3
- TR84 (Scald) ×1
- TR04 (Surf) ×1
- TR03 (Hydro Pump) ×1