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


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 quick time frame, this New Year occasion solely runs for a number of 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 higher probability 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 a number of 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 once you defeat or seize the Pokemon. These objects may be offered for top costs at Poke Marts, permitting you to start out the yr off with some further 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 will must act quick if you wish to make the most of it. You can learn extra particulars concerning 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 through Mystery Gift. There’s additionally nonetheless time to say a handful of rare Poke Balls and a free Gigantamax Meowth, each of which is able to solely be obtainable till January 15. You can see all of the freebies available in Sword and Shield right now in our roundup.