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The official Pokémon website has announced that players of Pokémon Sword and Shield can encounter Grimmsnarl more often in Max Raid Battles.

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Encounter Grimmsnarl in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battles

Gather your courage to take on this hair-raising Dark- and Fairy-type Pokémon, and you might encounter a Shiny one.

Just in case summertime in the Galar region was feeling too bright, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Pokémon Dens are about to get a whole lot grimmer. Until August 21, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Grimmsnarl will appear more often in Max Raid Battles—lucky Trainers might even encounter a Shiny one!

For an opportunity to encounter this Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you’ll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet through Y-Comm or by selecting Mystery Gift in the X menu, then selecting Get the Wild Area News. After that, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den, you can walk up to the Pokémon Den and interact with it to start a Max Raid Battle with a Dynamax Pokémon. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/encounter-grimmsnarl-in-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-max-raid-battles
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