A new Max Raid event is now underway in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Unlike most previous Max Raid events, this one features only a single Pokemon, but it’s a rare one: Gigantamax Pikachu.
Until May 18, Gigantamax Pikachu will appear as a Raid boss in dens across the Wild Area. This marks the first chance most players will have to catch the Pokemon. Previously, the only way to obtain Gigantamax Pikachu was if you had save data for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu on your Switch. If you fell into that category, you would receive the special Pokemon as a free gift from a character in the Wild Area station.
Even if you already have a Gigantamax Pikachu, there are a few good incentives to participate in this event. Not only do you have a chance of finding a Shiny Gigantamax Pikachu, but each Pikachu you catch from five-star Raids will know the move Surf. You may also earn some helpful items from the Raids like Nuggets, Exp. and Dynamax Candy, and more.
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