Pokemon Sword and Shield is holding new raid battle events that feature Kanto region Pokemon


It'll run through March 1

Game Freak is still mixing up the whole max raid battle event schedule in Pokemon Sword and Shield, and the next era has begun: but it's going to be very brief.

This time the stakes are a little higher, as Kanto region (Generation 1) creatures are now scattered around the Wild Area raids. The event is live now, and will run through March 1 at 3:59PM PT: I said it was going to be brief, didn't I? That's not even a full week!

Note that the rules are a bit different for this raid event. So you can fully catch Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle, as well as their secondary evolutions. But! You cannot catch the Mewtwo that is also live during the event: beating it will only grant you bonus items (which you can view in the galley below). As always, you'll need to sync your game up using an online connection to do the latest raids.

Good luck! I already have the original trio and I'm only interested in fighting one Mewtwo just to see how it goes.

Max Raid Battles [Pokemon]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Click to open photo gallery:


Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Pokemon Sword and Shield   (60)   From our database:

  • The next Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid event is rock and steel focused - Chris Carter
  • So many people wanted Pokemon's Shiny Zeraora that the Home app crashed - Chris Carter
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC players have already unlocked the special Shiny Zeraora - Chris Carter
  • How to evolve Galarian Slowpoke in Pokemon Sword and Shield - Dan Roemer
  • (Update) Nintendo warns people not to buy the wrong Pokemon Sword or Shield season pass - Chris Carter
  • PSA: Make sure you transfer something in Pokemon Home soon so you're eligible for the free Shiny Zeraora - Chris Carter
  • Here's everything you can do in the new Pokemon: Isle of Armor expansion - Chris Carter
  • Here's how to get your Pokemon to follow you in the Isle of Armor expansion - Chris Carter
  • Pokemon Presents live stream set for June 17 - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #game freak #Nintendo #Nintendo Switch #Pokemon #Role-Playing Games



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!