‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ features competitive Pokemon in Wild Area event

Pokemon Sword and Shield players will have a chance to catch tournament-worthy Pokemon on Max Raid battles inside the Wild Area.

A new Wild Area event is live for Pokemon Sword and Shield. It features some of the most used Pokemon in the official Video Game Championship tournaments.

Throughout the event, Pokemon such as Excadrill, Togekiss, Whimsicott, Dragapult and Tyranitar, along with their pre-evolution forms will appear more frequently in Max Raid battles.

In addition, players will also have the chance to catch Rotom’s Heat and Wash forms.

The Wild Area event is currently live and will run until May 11, 2020.

How to go online

Players who want to catch the featured Pokemon should update their game’s Wild Area News first. To do this, press the menu button and select the Mystery Gift.

Players can then select the “Get the Wild Area News” option to receive the update. Players will need to make sure that they are connected to the internet during the update.

Once the update is complete, the game’s Wild Area will be filled with the event’s featured Pokemons.

List of featured Pokemon

Here is the full list of featured Pokemon players can catch during the event”

Level 1 Raids

  • Larvitar
  • Drilbur
  • Dreepy
  • Togepi
  • Cottonee
  • Rotom Heat for Sword / Rotom Wash for Shield

Level 2 Raids

  • Pupitar
  • Drilbur
  • Drakloak
  • Togetic
  • Cottonee
  • Rotom Heat for Sword / Rotom Wash for Shield

Level 3 to 5 Raids

  • Tyranitar
  • Excadrill
  • Dragapult
  • Togekiss
  • Whimsicott
  • Rotom Heat for Sword / Rotom Wash for Shield

Players must take note that capturing these Pokemon that can Dynamax will likely be more difficult. This means they have a lower catch rate and players must invest time in checking Max Raid spots to encounter them again.

Why catch these Pokemon?

All the listed Pokemon above has been the most picked Pokemons in recent tournaments. The current Wild Area event will be a good opportunity for players to form a competitive team.

Returning players and those having a hard time in Ranked Battles will have a better chance of having top-tier Pokemon on their sides, thanks to the current event.

Catching Rotom

Aside from the Wild Area event, this one-of-a-kind Generation 4 Pokemon and all its different forms can be caught inside the game.

Players need to go to Wyndon Stadium and defeat a League Staff. Defeating the Pokemon trainer will let players have access to the Rotom Catalog.

The hard part is getting an actual Rotom. The Pokemon can be caught in Lake of Outrage but it has a low percentage of spawning as well as a low capture rate.

Luckily, its appearance in the Wild Area event will save players some time in filling up their Pokedex. The Pokemon will have a 15% chance of spawning in the Wild Area’s Max Raid battles.

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