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According to news outlet Serebii, a new Dynamax Crystal event is coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield. In this event, you can get a code from certain video game retailers and it will provide you with a Dynamax Crystal which can be used to activate the Gigantamax Copperajah Max Raid Battle in the Watchtower Ruins. 

It seems that only Gamestop in Germany and GameMania in the Netherlands have rolled this out right now, but it is expected that more regions will see this soon. The Dynamax Crystal event for Gigantamax Copperajah is expected to go on from June 5th, 2020 to July 5th, 2020. 


Late last month, Nintendo was hit with another leak, which included the source code for Pokemon Gen 4. Fans have been parsing through the files since then and have been making discoveries such as a scrapped event with Cyrus. There’s been another interesting find recently relating to Pokemon spawn rates.

Interestingly, encounter rates go up by 5 percent on holidays such as Independence Day and St. Patrick’s Day. The full list is as follows (as shared by shinyhunter_map):

Nintendo has shared a new commercial to promote the Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword/Shield. We’ve included the advert below.

The first part of the Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor, launches on June 17. The Crown Tundra will follow this fall.

The Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass isn’t entirely about new content. Game Freak is also bringing back a bunch of creatures from past entries that weren’t originally in these two titles.

Thanks to today’s trailer, we have a new round of Pokemon confirmed to be returning. The full lineup is as follows (divided by the part of the video they were shown):

Another round of details (and screenshots) are in for Pokemon Sword/Shield. We have the official word on the latest features for The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra as part of the Expansion Pass, including new Galarian and Gigantamax Pokemon, tutor moves, the Galarian Star Tournament, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

Following today’s new trailer, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have issued a whole bunch of new screenshots and art for the Expansion Pass in Pokemon Sword/Shield. The images showcase both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.

Here’s the full set:

The Pokemon Company has provided an update on the Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. In a new trailer delivered today, it was revealed that The Isle of Armor – the first major piece of DLC – will launch worldwide on June 17.

The trailer not only gives us a look at The Isle of Armor, but The Crown Tundra as well. It also showcased a first look at Galarian Slowbro.

Here’s the trailer in both English and Japanese:

The next Max Raid Battle event for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield has been announced, and it’s a pretty big one. 22 different Gigantamax Pokemon will be available all at once across both games.

Here’s the full lineup:

After the source code for the Gen 3 Pokemon games leaked online a few days ago, some fans have been picking away at the code and files in hopes of finding some interesting secrets. There’s at least been an interesting discovery within the past few days.

Over on Twitter, users shinyhunter_map and RETIREglitch helped uncover an unused event with Team Galactic boss Cyrus. Here’s a clip from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl’s internal data on the skirts of Floaroma Town:

If everything is still going according to plan, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will have its first major DLC within the next few weeks. Nintendo, The Pokemon Company, and Game Freak previously announced that the debut expansion will arrive by the end of June.

Ahead of the upcoming DLC, Pokemon Home was updated on mobile yesterday. Fans have since datamined the latest files and have found the names of 21 new moves.

The full list is as follows: