Trainers in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield might be surprised to see little Pokémon
dramatically increasing in size in the Wild Area’s Max Raid Battles. From now
until April 15, 2020, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, you’ll be more likely
to encounter Dynamax versions of Ditto, Pichu, Cleffa, Togepi, Tyrogue, Wynaut,
Budew, Bonsly, Mime Jr., Munchlax, Riolu, Mantyke, and Toxel in Max Raid
defeating one of these Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle could reward you with
useful items, such as a Destiny Knot or an Everstone.
To challenge these
Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle, you’ll need to connect your Nintendo Switch
system to the internet. Then, whenever you see a pillar of light shining from a
Pokémon Den in the Wild Area, 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
opponents. Don’t wait, though—you don’t want to miss out on the chance to add
these surprising Pokémon to your team!