New Pokemon Sword & Shield Event Now Live, Features Gigantamax Charizard And More


A brand new Max Raid occasion has begun in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The occasion runs till 4:59 PM PT on April 27, and through that point, Gigantamax variations of Charizard, Duraludon, Copperajah, and Garbodor shall be showing extra ceaselessly in Max Raid dens.

All 4 Gigantamax Pokemon can be found in each Sword and Shield, however five-star variations of the Raids are unique to sure video games. Sword gamers can encounter five-star G-Max Duraludon and Copperajah, whereas Shield gamers will discover five-star G-Max Charizard and Garbodor.

Gigantamax Pokemon are usually extremely uncommon in Sword and Shield, making these occasions a great likelihood so as to add them to your assortment. To refresh your Raids, you will first have to both join your recreation on-line by way of the Y-Comm or go into Mystery Gift from the menu display screen and choose Get the Wild Area information. You can learn extra in regards to the occasion on the official Pokemon website.

In addition to the brand new Max Raid occasion, there’s nonetheless a little bit time left to seize some free objects in Sword and Shield. Until the top of the month, you possibly can declare 20 Battle Points, a Bottle Cap, and three TR94s–which train the Ground-type assault High Horsepower–via Mystery Gift. You can see all the free Sword and Shield gifts expiring soon in our roundup.

In different Pokemon information, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company shared some more details on Sword and Shield’s first expansion, Isle of Armor, through the surprise Nintendo Direct Mini. In specific, we realized extra particulars on evolve the Legendary Pokemon Kubfu into Urshifu, in addition to what G-max strikes the Galar beginning trio–Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon–will have once they learn to Gigantamax.