Pokemon Sword Shield Max Raid event adds Toxtricity, Yamper, more
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Pokemon Sword Shield Max Raid event adds Toxtricity, Yamper, more

Published: 14/Sep/2020 12:15 Updated: 14/Sep/2020 12:43

by David Purcell

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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s latest Max Raid Battles event has given a huge boost to Grass and Electric-type Pokemon, with Gigantamax Toxtricity, Yamper, and others arriving in the latest refresh.

These events shake up the species found in the Wild Area and Isle of Armor, which are the two hot locations for Max Raids. As players know by now, these allow multiple trainers to come together to fend off – and catch – different Pokemon periodically.

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Keeping an eye on those active can be a really handy way of checking off names on your Pokedex, as rare finds can appear more frequently via this type of encounter for a limited time.

Now, we’ve got a new list to work with. There’s a lot to talk about, too.

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Max Raid battles are a popular feature in Sword & Shield’s Galar Region.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid Battles list

With a new event comes a new list of Pokemon, for a short period of time, and it includes a handful of GMAX ones.

Act fast if you’re looking to add more Grass-type and Electric-type Pokemon, because the following can be found until September 30, 2020.

  • Ferroseed
  • Ferrothorn
  • Gossifleur
  • GMAX Flapple
  • Eldegoss
  • Helioptile
  • GMAX Toxtricity
  • Heliosk
  • Yamper
  • Boltund
  • GMAX Appletun
  • Toxel
  • Applin

These will replace the outgoing set, effective immediately.

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Toxtricity forms

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Watch out, GMAX Toxtricity has arrived in Max Raids.

Toxtricity is perhaps the most interesting addition this this around, as it has two different forms to look out for. Knowing the difference is quite important, too, and we’ve got a whole guide dedicated to it here.

For those who don’t know, those forms are Low Key and Amped, which have distinct differences in their appearance and its nature. Low Key form can have one of the following: Adamant, Brave, Docile, Hardy, Hasty, Impish, Jolly, Lax, Naive, Naughty, Quirky, Rash, or Sassy.

Amped, on the other hand, will land you: Bashful, Bold, Calm, Careful, Gentle, Lonely, Mild, Modest, Quiet, Relaxed, Serious, or Timid.

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This is just one of the many species available in the event this week, so jump into the game and see what happens. Hopefully, you get the species you’re looking for.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.