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The official Pokémon website has announced that from September 3rd, 2021 until September 5th, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Altaria, Mow Rotom, Cinccino, and Wimpod will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

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Altaria, Mow Rotom, Cinccino, and Wimpod Come to Max Raid Battles

Clean up with this tidy bunch in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through September 5.

Until September 5, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Altaria, Mow Rotom, Cinccino, and Wimpod will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Trainers might even encounter a Shiny Cinccino during this event! What exactly brings this Pokémon assortment together? Well, Mow Rotom could keep any yard in order, Cinccino is known for keeping its space tidy, and Wimpod is known as Nature's Cleaner due to its penchant for eating trash. Galar has never looked so clean!

To encounter these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Then, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den in the Wild Area or elsewhere, you can walk up to the Pokémon Den and interact with it to start a Max Raid Battle with a Dynamax Pokémon.

Get a clean sweep of all four Pokémon while they're appearing more often in Max Raid Battles!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/altaria-mow-rotom-cinccino-and-wimpod-come-to-max-raid-battles/

The official Pokémon website has announced that players of Pokémon Sword and Shield can encounter Gengar, Drifblim, Chandelure, Gigantamax Gengar or Shiny Chandelure in Max Raid Battles from August 20th, 2021 until August 22, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

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Encounter Gengar, Drifblim, Chandelure, and More in Max Raid Battles

Ghost-type Pokémon are haunting Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and you might even find a Gigantamax Gengar or Shiny Chandelure.

Ghost-type Pokémon are sneaking out of the shadows to haunt the Galar region's summer nights. Until August 22, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Gengar, Drifblim, and Chandelure will appear more frequently in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's Max Raid Battles. Very rarely during this event, you might even encounter a Gigantamax Gengar or Shiny Chandelure!

For an opportunity to encounter these 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. Usually, there'll be an extremely small possibility a Gigantamax Pokémon will appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon, but during an event, certain Gigantamax Pokémon are more likely to appear. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/encounter-gengar-drifblim-chandelure-and-more-in-max-raid-battles/

The official Pokémon website has announced that players of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield can encounter Seaking, Pinsir, Heracross, Ninjask, Fan Rotom, and Vanilluxe more frequently in Max Raid Battles from August 6th, 2021 until August 8th, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

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Encounter Pinsir, Heracross, Ninjask, Fan Rotom, and More in Max Raid Battles

Summertime in Galar brings cool Pokémon to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Pokémon Dens, including Shiny Vanilluxe.

Things are heating up as summer arrives in the Galar region. Until August 8, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Seaking, Pinsir, Heracross, Ninjask, Fan Rotom, and Vanilluxe will appear more frequently in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's Max Raid Battles. Very rarely, a Shiny Vanilluxe may also appear. Get ready to take part is some heated battles!

For an opportunity to encounter these 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-pinsir-heracross-ninjask-fan-rotom-and-more-in-max-raid-battles/

The official Pokémon website has announced that from July 23rd, 2021 until July 25th, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Fossil Pokémon have invaded Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Pokémon Dens and the Dynamax forms of the prehistoric Pokémon Omanyte, Kabuto, and Aerodactyl will be appearing more frequently.

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Discover Dynamax Forms of Omanyte, Kabuto, and Aerodactyl in Max Raid Battles

Fossil Pokémon have invaded Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Pokémon Dens, and they have a bone to pick with you.

Now here's a Max Raid Battle event you're sure to dig! Until July 25, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Dynamax forms of the prehistoric Pokémon Omanyte, Kabuto, and Aerodactyl will be appearing more frequently in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's Pokémon Dens. You might event encounter a rare Shiny Omanyte while taking part in these Max Raid Battles.

For an opportunity to encounter these 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/discover-dynamax-forms-of-omanyte-kabuto-and-aerodactyl-in-max-raid-battles/

Niantic has announced the details for Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Raid Day which takes place on Sunday, July 18th, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time. Every Legendary Pokémon discovered in Pokémon GO so far will be appearing in five-star raids during Pokémon GO Fest 2021!

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Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Raid Day will feature every Legendary Pokémon discovered in Pokémon GO so far!

Trainers, We’ve received reports that every Legendary Pokémon discovered in Pokémon GO so far will be appearing in five-star raids during Pokémon GO Fest 2021! Strange, right? This sort of thing hasn’t happened in the world of Pokémon GO before, so we’re just as puzzled as you are. Hopefully we’ll get some answers during the event as to why this is happening. Please note that it might be challenging to battle and catch every Legendary Pokémon in the allotted time frame, so plan accordingly!

Date + Time
Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

  • Legendary Pokémon will be appearing globally in five-star raids! Each Pokémon will be appearing during one of four themed hours that will be on a rotation throughout the event.
    • During Wind Hour, occurring from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time, Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Latias, Latios, Regigigas, Altered Forme Giratina, Cresselia, and Therian Forme Tornadus will be appearing in five-star raids.
    • During Lava Hour, occurring from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Moltres, Entei, Regirock, Groudon, Heatran, Reshiram, Therian Forme Landorus, and Yveltal will be appearing in five-star raids.
    • During Frost Hour, occurring from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Articuno, Suicune, Lugia, Regice, Kyogre, Palkia, and Kyurem will be appearing in five-star raids. Plus, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf will be appearing in five-star raids in the regions that they normally appear in!
    • During Thunder Hour, occurring from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Zapdos, Raikou, Registeel, Rayquaza, Dialga, Therian Forme Thundurus, Zekrom, and Xerneas will be appearing in five-star raids.
    • Mythical Pokémon will not be appearing in five-star raids.

While all Trainers will be able to participate in this raid extravaganza regardless of whether they have a Pokémon GO Fest 2021 ticket, ticket holders will enjoy the following benefits.
  • Earn an extra 10,000 XP for winning a Raid Battle.
  • Spin Gym Photo Discs to earn up to 10 Raid Passes. These can be used for in-person raids.
  • Complete Timed Research to earn up to eight Remote Raid Passes. These can be used to join a raid remotely.
  • Pick up an event bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes! The bundle will be available in the shop on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.

Tickets are available now! Remember: there’s a ton to look forward to with raids this summer! Be sure to check out all the exciting updates to raids we have in store.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/pokemongofest2021-raidday/?hl=en

The official Pokémon website has announced that from June 4th, 2021 until June 6th, 2021, lucky trainers in Pokémon Sword and Shield may come across a Gigantamax Venusaur or a Shiny Politoed in Max Raid Battles.

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Battle Gigantamax Venusaur and More in Max Raid Battles

You might even encounter a Shiny Politoed during this rainy Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield event.

The rainy season has arrived in the Galar region! Until June 6, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, you'll find all sorts of Pokémon that enjoy the rain in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's Max Raid Battles. Be on the lookout for a torrent of Pokémon appearing in Pokémon Dens, including Venusaur, Politoed, Croagunk, and Seismitoad. Lucky Trainers may even come across a Gigantamax Venusaur or a Shiny Politoed.

For an opportunity to encounter these 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. Usually, there'll be an extremely small possibility a Gigantamax Pokémon will appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon, but during an event, certain Gigantamax Pokémon are more likely to appear. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.

Be sure to read our Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battle Tips article for advice on how to topple these opponents. Don't wait, though—you don't want to miss out on the chance to add these Pokémon to your team!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/battle-gigantamax-venusaur-and-more-in-max-raid-battles/

The official Pokémon website has announced that players of Pokémon Sword and Shield can face Various Meowth, including Shiny Galarian Meowth, in Max Raid Battles from April 30th, 2021 until May 2, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

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Face Various Meowth, Including Shiny Galarian Meowth, in Max Raid Battles

You can encounter Meowth, Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, and Gigantamax Meowth in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

You'll have a meow-velous time when you take part in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's Meowth Festival Max Raid Battle event. Until May 2, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Meowth, Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, and Gigantamax Meowth will appear in Max Raid Battles—if you're lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Galarian Meowth during the event.

For an opportunity to encounter these 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. Usually, there'll be an extremely small possibility a Gigantamax Pokémon will appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon, but during an event, certain Gigantamax Pokémon are more likely to appear. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.

Be sure to read our Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battle Tips article for advice on how to topple these clawesome opponents. Don't wait, though—you don't want to miss out on the chance to add some purr-fect Pokémon to your team!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/face-various-meowth-including-shiny-galarian-meowth-in-max-raid-battles/

The official Pokémon website has announced that to celebrate World Penguin Day on April 25th, 2021, Pokémon Sword and Shield Max Raid battles will feature Eiscue. The event will be active from April 23rd, 2021 until April 25th, 2021.

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Celebrate World Penguin Day with Max Raid Battles Featuring Eiscue

Through April 25, the Penguin Pokémon Eiscue will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles.

World Penguin Day is April 25, and there's no better way to celebrate the adorable flightless bird in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield than with Max Raid battles featuring Eiscue, the Penguin Pokémon! Eiscue will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles through April 25 at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Lucky Trainers might even encounter a Shiny one, which has a pastel pink ice cube on its head.

To encounter Eiscue in Max Raid Battles, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Then, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den in the Wild Area or elsewhere, 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.

Happy World Penguin Day!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/celebrate-world-penguin-day-with-max-raid-battles-featuring-eiscue/

The official Pokémon website has announced that an increased chance of encountering Azumarill, Lopunny, Diggersby, and Gigantamax Cinderace will occur in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield from April 2nd, 2021 through April 4, 2021.

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Offers Gigantamax Cinderace Max Raid Battles

Hop into action against Azumarill, Lopunny, Diggersby, and Gigantamax Cinderace through April 4, 2021.

Celebrate one of the season's cutest harbingers with a bunny-themed event in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Through April 4, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Trainers can expect an increased chance of encountering Azumarill, Lopunny, and Diggersby in Max Raid Battles. Truly lucky Trainers might even encounter a Shiny Azumarill burrowed in a Pokémon Den.

Throughout the event, Gigantamax Cinderace will be making a rare appearance in five-star Max Raid Battles. Trainers won't be able to catch the Striker Pokémon, but defeating it will reward Trainers with lots of useful Candy. Strike fast, because Gigantamax Cinderace encounters are only available in Max Raid Battles through April 4, 2021.

To encounter these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Then, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den in the Wild Area or elsewhere, 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.

Hoppy battling!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-offers-gigantamax-cinderace-max-raid-battles/

The official Pokémon website has announced that from March 26th, 2021 through March 28th, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Pokémon Sword and Shield players are more likely to encounter Vileplume, Bellossom, Cherrim, Lilligant, Lurantis, and Comfey in Max Raid Battles. Some players might even find a Shiny Lilligant!

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Floral Pokémon Are Blooming in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battles

Celebrate the beauty of spring through March 28, 2021, by catching flower-themed Pokémon in Max Raid Battles, including the chance to encounter a Shiny Lilligant.

Spring has sprung in Galar, bringing with it a host of aromatic and flowery Pokémon. Through March 28, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Trainers are more likely to encounter Vileplume, Bellossom, Cherrim, Lilligant, Lurantis, and Comfey in Max Raid Battles. Lucky Trainers with a green thumb might even find a Shiny Lilligant. This event is a great chance to add some extra flower power to your Pokédex!

To encounter these floral Pokémon in Max Raid Battles, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet. Then, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den in the Wild Area or elsewhere, 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.

Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers as you participate in Max Raid Battles

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/floral-pokemon-are-blooming-in-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-max-raid-battles/
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