Pokemon Sword and Shield: Take On Gigantamax Garbodor and More in Max Raid Battles

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 8:20 am

Powerful Pokemon will appear more frequently for a limited time.

Trainers, Gigantamax versions of four Pokemon are appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield for a limited time. However, the Pokemon you’ll encounter will be determined by the game you’re playing.

From now until April 27 at 4:59 p.m. PT, Gigantamax Copperajah and Gigantamax Duraludon will appear more frequently in Pokemon Sword, while Gigantamax Garbodor and Gigantamax Charizard will appear more frequently in Pokemon Shield.

If you want a chance to challenge the other two Pokemon (that is, the Pokemon that are only appearing in the other game), remember that you can join Max Raid Battles being hosted by other players. If you find someone hosting a battle with a Pokemon that isn’t appearing in your own game, try to join them for a chance to add one of these powerful pocket monsters to your team.

In addition to this exciting Max Raid Battle news, we recently learned new details about The Isle of Armor expansion that’s coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield this June. To see everything we learned, check out our previous coverage. Or, to learn more about Pokemon Sword and Shield, head over to our review.

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

Brandy Berthelson
Editor-in-Chief

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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