Shiny Magikarp Unleashed In Pokémon Sword And Shield Max Raid Event

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The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have revealed that, to celebrate the holidays, Magikarp are now appearing in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Max Raid Battles “for a limited time only.”

The Magikarp that you will encounter in these Max Raid Battles “have a much higher than normal chance of being Shiny.”

You can also enter the password 0T0SH1DAMA on the in-game Mystery Gift menu to receive 10 Dive Balls, until the code expires on 31st January 2020.

“To face a Magikarp in a Max Raid Battle, you’ll need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet,” The Pokémon Company International explains.

“Then, whenever you see a red pillar of light shining from a Pokémon Den in the Wild Area, you can walk up to the Pokémon Den and interact with it to start an encounter with a Dynamax Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle.”

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.