are sneaking out of the shadows to haunt the Galar region’s summer nights.
Until August 22, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Gengar, Drifblim, and
Chandelure will appear more frequently in Pokémon Sword and
Pokémon Shield‘s Max Raid Battles. Very rarely during this
event, you might even encounter a Gigantamax Gengar or Shiny Chandelure!
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. Usually, there’ll be an extremely small possibility a Gigantamax
Pokémon will appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon, but during an event, certain
Gigantamax Pokémon are more likely to appear. This event does not affect the
Pokémon encountered within Dynamax Adventures.
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 Pokémon to your team!