You’ll have a meow-velous
time when you take part in Pokémon Sword and
Pokémon Shield‘s Meowth Festival Max Raid Battle event.
Until May 2, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, Meowth, Alolan
Meowth, Galarian Meowth, and Gigantamax Meowth will appear in Max Raid Battles—if
you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Galarian Meowth during the
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 clawesome
opponents. Don’t wait, though—you don’t want to miss out on the chance to add some
purr-fect Pokémon to your team!