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The latest Max Raid Battle event is now live in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield – and it’s an Easter celebration.

Azumarill, Lopunny, and Diggersby are more likely to appear. Lucky players may even encounter a Shiny Azumarill. And if that wasn’t enough, Gigantamax Cinderance may appear in five-star Max Raid Battles. While it can’t be caught, it’s possible to earn extra candies by defeating it.

Tying in with April Fools’ Day, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are hosting a special Max Raid Battle event. It’s all about Magikarp, though you can’t actually catch the creature. The good news is that you can still obtain items by going through the battle.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield’s latest Max Raid Battle will last for just a single day. After that, things will return to normal.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

There’s a new Item Set up for grabs in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. By redeeming a specific code in Mystery Gift, players can receive twelve Exp. Candy XL and twelve Big Nuggets.

For those looking to obtain the Item Pack, we’ve outlined the steps to follow below.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield has kicked off its latest Max Raid Battle event, which features flowery creatures.

Vileplume, Bellossom, Cherrim, Lilligant, Lurantis, and Comfey are more likely to appear. If you’re lucky enough, you may encounter a Shiny Lilligant.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Update (3/8): It took quite some time, but Amazon finally has Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl here. GameStop has everything here.

Original (2/26): Pre-orders for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokemon Shining Pearl have started to open. Best Buy currently has them here, here, and here respectively.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus releases in early 2022. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl launch on Switch in late 2021. We’ll keep this post updated as more retailers add in their listings.

Pokemon Sword/Shield

Bonuses are now available in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield following the Max Raid Battle event tying in with Pokemon Day. As players collectively defeated Pikachu 874,808 times, items are up for grabs. Players can receive 87 Armorite Ore and 87 Dynite Ore.

Follow the steps below to redeem the item pack:

The latest Max Raid Battle event has gone live in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Gigantamax Corviknight and Gigantamax Hatterene are featured this time around. Other Fairy-type and Flying-type Pokemon are also appearing more frequently.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

The Pokemon Company has passed along a handful of screenshots and art from the newly-announced Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Take a look at the full set below.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus launches for Switch in early 2022.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are now offering another version of Pikachu to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary. It comes with the moves Sing, Encore, Celebrate, and Electro Ball. Additionally, its held item is the Light Ball.

Follow the steps below to claim the Pikachu distribution:

The Pokémon Company has announced a new Max Raid Battle featuring a Gigantamax Pikachu. This Max Raid Battle will begin on February 26 and will run through February 28 to commemorate Pokemon Day.

It is also mentioned that 100 Armorite Ore and 100 Dynite Ore will be distributed to players if 1 million people participate in the event.


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