Pokemon Sword & Shield Max Raid Event Brings Out Lots Of Shiny Magikarp

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A brand new occasion is now underway in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Much just like the video games’ recent holiday event, which introduced an inflow of Delibird to Max Raid dens for a short time period, this New Year occasion solely runs for just a few days and stars one other seemingly ineffective Pokemon: Magikarp.

While this occasion might not initially sound thrilling, what makes it particular is that you’ve a a lot larger likelihood of encountering a Shiny Magikarp in Max Raids. Shiny Pokemon are exceedingly uncommon in Pokemon video games, and any Shiny Magikarp you evolve will retains its particular coloration, making this a superb alternative so as to add just a few Shiny Gyarados to your assortment.

There’s one other incentive to tackle any Magikarp Raids you come throughout: You’ll obtain a ton of nuggets whenever you defeat or seize the Pokemon. These gadgets will be offered for prime costs at Poke Marts, permitting you to begin the yr off with some additional in-game pocket change.

As beforehand talked about, the New Year Max Raid occasion solely runs for a few days, from December 31 to January 3, so you may must act quick if you wish to benefit from it. You can learn extra particulars in regards to the occasion on the official Pokemon website.

In different Pokemon information, Sword and Shield gamers can declare 20 free Battle Points for a restricted time by way of Mystery Gift. There’s additionally nonetheless time to assert a handful of rare Poke Balls and a free Gigantamax Meowth, each of which is able to solely be out there till January 15. You can see all of the freebies available in Sword and Shield right now in our roundup.

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