Pokemon Sword and Shield Easter Wild Area Event Kicks Off

Catch some rugrats in the latest Sword and Shield Wild Area event.

Catch some rugrats in the latest Sword and Shield Wild Area event.

Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s Easter Wild Area event starts today. The latest Wild Area event for the 8th-gen Pokemon games focuses on baby Pokemon, with some super-powered adults lurking nearby, and it runs through April 15 at 11:59 p.m. UTC (7:59 p.m. EST).

If you’re lucky, you might run into some Gigantamax Pokemon. Either way, the baby Pokemon you encounter will have Breeding moves and higher EV levels.

Here’s a list of the baby ‘mon you can expect to find, courtesy of Serebii. They’re adorable, and yes, they want powah. Note that “baby” doesn’t necessarily mean pre-evolved forms. Some like Cufant and Trubbish are included as well.

  • Cufant
  • Charmander
  • Trubbish
  • Toxel
  • Mantyke
  • Bonsly
  • Tyrogue
  • Budew
  • Togepi
  • Mime Jr.
  • Munchlax
  • Riolu
  • Cleffa
  • Wynaut
  • Pichu
  • Ditto

Charmeleon is included in this as well, presumably as the lovably awkward teenager of the bunch.

As always, levels, EV values, and items you get from the battle depend on the Pokemon’s rarity, measured in stars on the Raid battle preview screen.

There’s also a chance you’ll run into:

  • Duraludon
  • Charizard
  • Copperajah
  • Garbodor

And these might be Gigantamax if you’re lucky.

You can check out the rarity lists and item drop rates over on Serebii. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon Sword and Shield news as it appears.

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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.