Halloween just around the corner, it looks like even the Pokémon in the Galar
region’s Pokémon Dens are getting into the holiday spirit. Until October 31,
2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, you’ll find spooky Pokémon like Sableye, Dusknoir,
Zoroark, Corviknight, and Thievul more frequently in Pokémon Sword and
Pokémon Shield‘s Max
Raid Battles. You might even encounter a Shiny Zoroark!
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. This event does not affect the Pokémon encountered within Dynamax
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!