Pokemon Sword and Shield's Max Raid Battle Event is a Big'un

The next Sword and Shield Max Raid event offers the chance to catch a bunch of Gigantamax Pokemon.

Pokemon Sword and Shield regularly hosts Wild Area events, aka Max Raid Battle events, featuring rare or event-exclusive Pokemon. June's Sword and Shield Wild Area Event dials that up to the (Giganta)max, with 22 Gigantamax Pokemon split between each version.

The new Max Raid event runs from June 2 at 11 a.m. EST through June 29 at 7:59 p.m. EST. The news comes from Serebii, who also lists which Pokemon are available for which version.

Again, all these are Gigantamax forms, and you'll get a chance to nab some 'mon that aren't native to each version too, like Gigantamax Gengar making an appearance in Pokemon Sword.

Pokemon Sword Gigamax Max Raid List

  • Snorlax
  • Gengar
  • Kingler
  • Lapras
  • Garbodor
  • Corviknight
  • Appletun
  • Toxitricity (Amped)
  • Centiskorch
  • Alcremie
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Duraludon

Pokemon Shield Gigamax Max Raid List

  • Snorlax
  • Charizard
  • Butterfree
  • Machamp
  • Drednaw
  • Orbeetle
  • Coalossal
  • Flapple
  • Sandaconda
  • Toxitricity (Low-Key)
  • Hatterene
  • Copperajah

All this coincides with new Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass news set for June 2 as well.

You can check out the original story on Serebii. We'll definitely be keeping an eye on the new Expansion Pass news and the latest Max Raid Battle event, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon Sword and Shield news as it appears.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jun. 1st 2020

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