Pokemon Sword and Shield: Take on Dragapult, Rotom, and More in Max Raid Battles

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 9:34 am

A different version of Rotom will appear in each game.

Update (04/29/20): The official Pokemon website said Pokemon Shield players will encounter Heat Rotom, but we’ve found Wash Rotom in our own version of the game.

Trainers, a new Max Raid Battle event has kicked off in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield on Nintendo Switch!

From now until May 11 at 4:59 p.m. PT, Tyranitar, Togekiss, Excadrill, Whimsicott, and Dragapult will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles in the games’ Wild Area.

Plus, during this time, Wash Rotom will appear in Max Raid Battles in Pokemon Sword, while Heat Rotom will appear in Max Raid Battles in Pokemon Shield.

If you want to take on both versions of Rotom during this event, keep in mind that if you connect your Switch to the internet, you can search for players that are inviting other trainers to join their Max Raid Battles. It’s possible you may be able to join a trainer battling the version of Rotom that isn’t available in your own game.

Keep checking back with SuperParent, as we’ll make sure to let you know when new Pokemon start appearing in Max Raid Battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

To learn more about Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, or to view our guides for the games, check out our previous coverage.

Are you excited about this update to Pokemon Sword and Shield? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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