October 01, 2020

Encounter Pokémon like Gengar, Grimmsnarl, Morpeko, and More in Max Raid Battles

Things are getting a little creepy in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield as Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon are starting to invade Max Raid Battles.

Spooky things are afoot in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's Max Raid Battles all month long. Through Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, you'll find that Ghost-type Pokémon Gengar, Drifblim, and Dusknoir, along with Dark-type Pokémon Hydreigon, Grimmsnarl, and Morpeko, will appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles.

For an opportunity to encounter these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet through Y-Comm or by selecting Mystery Gift in the X menu, then selecting Get the Wild Area News. After that, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den, you can walk up to the Pokémon Den and interact with it to start a Max Raid Battle with a Dynamax Pokémon.

Be sure to read our Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battle Tips article for advice on how to topple these giant opponents. Don't wait, though—you won't want to miss out on the chance to add these Pokémon to your team!

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