A new Max Raid event has begun in Pokemon Sword and Shield. For a limited time, certain Grass- and Electric-type Pokemon will appear more frequently in Max Raid dens across both the Wild Area and the Isle of Armor, and you’ll have another chance to catch a couple of rare Gigantamax forms.
The Max Raid event runs throughout the entire month, until September 30. During that time, Ferrothorn, Eldegoss, Heliolisk, Boltund, and their pre-evolved forms will be more common in Max Raid dens. Pokemon Sword players will also be able to encounter Gigantamax versions of Appletun and Low Key Form Toxtricity, while Shield players will be more likely to find Gigantamax Flapple and Amped Form Toxtricity.
In order for the new event Pokemon to begin appearing in your game, you’ll first need to refresh your Raid dens. You can do so either by connecting the Y-Comm online or going into Mystery Gift from the menu screen and selecting Get the Wild Area News.