Pokemon Sword and Shield are kicking off a new Max Raid Battle event next week. The event begins at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET on February 3 and asks players to defeat Cramorant, with different rewards available depending on how many of the Pokemon are beaten.
Serebii reports that level 100 Cramorant will be appearing during the event. If players manage to defeat 1 million of these, everyone will receive a Gold Bottle Cap, three regular Bottle Caps, and three Pearl Strings as a reward. The Bottle Caps can be exchanged to Hyper Train a Pokemon at the Battle Tower, while the Pearl Strings can be sold at shops for a lot of money.
A special Max Raid Battle event is coming to #PokemonSwordShield! Starting February 3 at 4 p.m. PST, work together with your fellow Trainers to defeat Cramorant in Max Raid Battles and help unlock rewards that’ll help in your adventures! pic.twitter.com/XQVDIjPBCt
— Play Pokémon (@playpokemon) January 29, 2021
Besides Cramorant, Serebii reports that Quagsire, Golurk, Flygon, and Indeedee will also be appearing in Max Raid dens throughout the event. Additional details will be announced soon.
This isn’t the first cooperative Max Raid event Pokemon Sword and Shield have held. Last year, the games challenged players to team up and defeat level 100 Zeraora. As a reward for successfully hitting that goal, The Pokemon Company distributed a Shiny Zeraora to all players. A previous Max Raid event also asked players to team up and defeat level 100 Mewtwo.
In the meantime, January’s Max Raid event is scheduled to end this Sunday, January 31. As part of that event, certain Normal and Dragon Pokemon such as Bewear, Haxorus, Goodra, and Gigantamax Snorlax and Duraludon are appearing more frequently in Max Raid dens across both games.
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