Game Freak regularly updates the Wild Area, adding Pokemon Sword & Shield Max Raid Battle events with new Shiny Pokemon, Dynamax, and GMAX forms. Here, you can see all the Wild Area news on which Pokemon are included.
Wild Area news in Pokemon Sword & Shield usually comes in the form of Max Raid Battles events added by Game Freak each month. These give Trainers a chance to catch incredibly rare Pokemon, and even boost the odds of certain Shinies.
While these events are always added for certain holidays including Easter, Halloween, and Christmas, they’re also introduced just to celebrate specific Pokemon.
With the devs hosting multiple events in a single month, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on in the Wild Area, so make sure to read on to keep track of all the new encounters.
- Wild Area news: Which Pokemon are in Max Raid Battles?
- Mystery Gift reward (May)
- What are Max Raid Battles?
- Which moves fail in Max Raid Battles?
- Where to find Pokemon Dens
- Next Pokemon Sword & Shield event
Wild Area news: Which Pokemon are in Max Raid Battles?
At the moment there is no Max Raid event live in Pokemon Sword & Shield, with the last one revolving around Shiny Sheddler.
Game Freak will no doubt add another event in the near future, so make sure to check back, as we’ll update this page as soon as the Wild Area changes.
Mystery Gift reward (May)
What are Max Raid Battles?
After defeating the opponent, players will each have a chance to catch it and keep it for their own.
Which moves fail in Max Raid Battles?
It’s also worth noting that a number of moves will fail in these battles, and those can be seen listed below:
- Bug bite
- Destiny bond
- Knock off
- Perish song
- Super fang
Where to find Pokemon Dens
The Raid Dens are now scattered over the Galar Region, and feature in the following three locations:
- Wild Area (Main island)
- The Crown Tundra (DLC)
- Isle of Armor (DLC)
Just like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, all you have to do is follow the light and get to where it ends.
Next Pokemon Sword & Shield event
At this point in time, Game Freak hasn’t revealed what the next Max Raid event will be. However, rest assured, we’ll update this article as soon as any new information becomes available.
Until then, good luck with your Max Raids in Pokemon Sword & Shield!
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