New Max Raids in Pokémon Sword and Shield for June

After the past weekly max raid battles that included the special Gigantamax forms of Meowth, Pikachu, and Eevee respectively, The Pokémon Company announced the next set of Pokemon coming to the max raid battles (And oh boy, it’s a doozy)! Below, you’ll see the next set for each of the games:

Sword

  • Snorlax
  • Gengar
  • Kingler
  • Lapras
  • Garbodor
  • Corviknight
  • Appletun
  • Toxtricity (Amped Form)
  • Centiskorch
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Alcremie
  • Duraludon

Shield

  • Snorlax
  • Charizard
  • Butterfree
  • Machamp
  • Orbeetle
  • Drednaw
  • Coalossal
  • Flapple
  • Sandaconda
  • Toxtricity (Low Key Form)
  • Hatterne
  • Copperajah

This event lasts until June 29th starting tomorrow, June 2nd. Don’t miss out! This is also a reminder that there is a Mystery Gift event currently running. You can receive a hidden ability Galarian Ponyta and several poke balls: Level Ball, Fast Ball, Love Ball, Friend Ball, and Beast Ball.

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  1. So every GMax form is now promoted (Except Melmetal, of course) Wonder if this hints at many more Gmax Forms added wiht the DLC if they are giving us such a huge window to get them all easy.
    Also cool that the exclusivity is now reversed on a few of them.

  2. Hey guys, remember when I came up with a theory that the Mystery Gift Pokémon were going to receive new branched evolutions for the Isle of Armor? In my theory, Galarian Ponyta was the only I couldn’t link to something related to Mann. The reason for that was that the Manx horse is extinct, and I couldn’t anything that specifically distinguished the Manx horse from other horses, like Manx cats’ tails.

    However, I suggested Galarian Ponyta’s new branch evolution could be a winged unicorn. I realized you can link that to Isle of Man by having the wings’ design be based on some Manx bird. There are a ton of species living in the island, though I’m not sure which is most distinctive or if any is exclusive to the island. The Manx shearwater actually has “Manx” in its name, but I’m not sure if its wings are distinct enough that you could recognize it as the design inspiration. I guess you could have “Wingedash” have its upper back and part of the head be black would work (the fact Galarian Ponyta’s body is all white just makes it perfect for that), and if they choose any other bird, the horn could be shaped like that bird’s beak.

    Additionally, a Manx shearwater Pokémon could happen.

    While we’re on the subject of some Pokémon potentially getting new branched evolutions in the Isle of Armor, Wooloo could evolve into a Manx Loughtan. When we first learned about Dubwool, I thought it could be based on a Manx Loughtan because of the four horns (which I thought only they had), but Bulbapedia links the design to the Jacob sheep. That said, with new items on the Isle of Armor, it could be a good opportunity to introduce a Manx Loughtan Pokémon.

    Sure, it could also happen outside of the Wooloo line, but it would feel odd to get another completely unrelated sheep in the same Generation, except maybe for a legendary.

    1. I don’t think they would give branched evlutions to recently introduced Pokemon or formes. Would make more sense for them to give that treatment to the Pokemon that will be added with the DLC.

  3. So, the Isle of Armor has:
    -Its own Starter (Kubfu).
    -Its own cover mascot (Urshifu).
    -Its own Rivals (Klara and Savory).
    -Its own Pokédex.

    Do you think we could get a new regional bird, rodent, insect, and pseudo-legendary? I think at least a new pseudo-legendary is likely. The pseudos seem to at least be acknowledged as an actual group in Pokémon Center merchandise (and apparently the official term is “Late Bloomers“).

    And if that happens, do you think the Crown Tundra will do the same?

    1. I don’t know about brand new Pseudo Legendaries, but I am sure a handful of the returning Pokemon will get Galarian Formes.

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