Wild Area Events

In Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Wild Area is filled with a variety of Max Raid Battles that change periodically. However, with internet connection, you have the ability to access specific Raid Battles during certain times. This page is to detail all Wild Area Events

Coalossal, Lapras, Flapple, Appletun & Alcremie

Release Dates:

Global: January 9th 2020 - ??? 2020

If you play during this allotted time, you will have an increased chance of finding Gigantamax Pokémon in the Wild Area.
The increases are Coalossal, Flapple & Alcremie for Sword and Lapras, Appletun and Alcremie for Shield. Alcremie's Gigantamax variants here provide different Flavor base forms which were not available beforehand, some flavors are version exclusive.
Gigantamax Alcremie Salted Cream and Ruby Swirl are exclusive to 5☆ Sword Raids Gigantamax Alcremie Caramel Swirl & Rainbow Cream are exclusive to 4☆ Shield Raids

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Coalossal & Lapras Max Raid Battle Event Image

Magikarp

Release Dates:

Global: December 31st 2019 - January 3rd 2020

If you play during this allotted time, you will have an increased chance of finding Magikarp in the Wild Area. These raids offer lots of Nuggets as rewards as well as a higher chance of a shiny Magikarp

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Magikarp Max Raid Battle Event Image

Delibird

Release Dates:

Global: December 20th 2019 - December 25th 2019

If you play during this allotted time, you will have an increased chance of finding Delibird in the Wild Area. These raids offer more candy rewards than the standard raids

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Delibird Max Raid Battle Event Image

Snorlax

Release Dates:

Global: December 4th 2019 - January 9th 2020

If you play during this allotted time, you will have an increased chance of finding Gigantamax Snorlax in the Wild Area

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Snorlax Max Raid Battle Event Image

Butterfree, Drednaw & Corviknight

Release Dates:

Global: November 15th 2019 - December 4th 2020

If you play during this allotted time, you will have an increased chance of finding Gigantamax Pokémon in the Wild Area. The increases are for Gigantamax Butterfree for all games, Gigantamax Drednaw for Pokémon Sword and Gigantamax Corviknight for Pokémon Shield

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Butterfree Max Raid Battle Event Image