How to get G-Max Copperajah in Pokemon Sword & Shield Dynamax event - Dexerto

How to get G-Max Copperajah in Pokemon Sword & Shield Dynamax event

Published: 14/Aug/2020 0:58

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield players who missed out on getting a G-Max Copperajah in the past are in luck as GameStop is giving Trainers a chance to catch the special monster again. Here’s what you need to know about the special Crystal Dynamax event.

The Pokemon franchise was ushered into eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in November 2019. The Nintendo Switch title introduced new features to the series, such as Raid Battles and Dynamaxing.


In August, GameStop is teaming up with the popular RPG to host a special event in the USA where you can add a G-Max version of Copperajah to your team. Here is how you can get your hands on the character for free.

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Game Freak / Nintendo
The Gen VIII Pokemon can be caught this August with G-Max capabilities.

How to get G-Max Copperajah Pokemon

While some players have already caught the Steel-type elephant in past Raids or events, those who are still trying to complete their Pokedex are getting another shot at obtaining the special creature.


In the USA, GameStop is holding a “Special Crystal Dynamax Event” which will feature the Sword & Shield character. The promotion will run from the 14th to the 31st of the month.

In order to participate, players will have to go to their local store. Here is the steps you need to take to capture the G-Max Pokemon.

  • Download the Pokemon Pass. Apple users can grab it here. Android devices can snag it at this link
  • Go to your local GameStop from August 14–31, and use your GamePass app which will detect the store and give you a code
  • The code can then be redeemed as a Mystery Gift in Sword & Shield which will give you SGR 6879 Dynamax Crystal
  • Use the crystal in Sword & Shield to trigger the Dynamax battle featuring the G-Max Copperajah
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Game Freak / Nintendo
The GameStop hosted event featuring Copperajah will run until August 31.

While Europe already held the event, players in the US who have not yet caught the G-Max Steel-type will have another chance.


Despite releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield is already the third fastest-selling title in the franchise. Proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.