A brand new Wild Area occasion is now underway in Pokemon Sword and Shield. With the vacations simply across the nook, you can encounter the gift-giving Pokemon Delibird rather more usually in Max Raids for a restricted time–and snag some additional rewards for defeating it.
The vacation Max Raid occasion runs till December 26. Despite being a becoming star for the occasion, Delibird is not probably the most thrilling Pokemon to come across, however there is a good incentive to take part in as many Raids as you’ll be able to anyway: you will web much more candies than regular for defeating Dynamax Delibird, together with a handful of nice Ice-type TRs. Much just like the TMs of previous, TRs are single-use objects that may educate Pokemon new assaults, making them very useful.
Delibird is not the one Pokemon showing extra usually in Max Raids proper now. Until January 9, you are extra prone to encounter Gigantamax variations of Butterfree and Snorlax. On prime of that, Sword gamers can discover Gigantamax Drednaw and Sandaconda, whereas Shield gamers usually tend to run into Gigantamax Corviknight and Centiskorch. You can see the current Gigantamax Raid schedule right here.
In addition to the vacation Max Raid occasion, The Pokemon Company is gifting away some new freebies for Sword and Shield players. Until January 15, you’ll be able to obtain a handful of uncommon Poke Balls through Mystery Gift. You even have till that date to assert a free Gigantamax Meowth. You can see all the other free gifts available now for Pokemon Sword and Shield in our roundup.
Pokemon Sword and Shield earned a spot on GameSpot’s best Switch games of 2019 record. We gave the titles a 9/10 in our Pokemon Sword and Shield review and known as them “the best new generation of Pokemon games in years.” If you need assistance in your Pokemon journey, you’ll be able to see a few of our Sword and Shield guides under.
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