A new Max Raid event has begun in Pokemon Sword and Shield. In keeping with the Halloween spirit, this month’s Max Raid event gives players a chance to catch some spooky Pokemon, including two rare Gigantamax forms.
All month long, certain Ghost- and Dark-type Pokemon such as Drifblim, Dusknoir, Hydreigon, Morpeko, and their pre-evolved forms will appear in Max Raid dens more frequently than usual. You’ll also be more likely to encounter Gigantamax versions of Gengar and Grimmsnarl throughout the event. Gigantamax Pokemon are normally incredibly rare outside of events like this, so you’ll want to add them to your collection if you haven’t already.
This month’s Max Raid event runs until 4:59 PM PT on October 31. Before the event Pokemon can start appearing in your game, you’ll first need to refresh your Max Raid dens. You can do so either by connecting the Y-Comm online, or by going into the Mystery Gift menu and selecting Get the Wild Area News.