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Pokemon Sword And Shield Zeraora Raid Completed Thanks To Worldwide Cooperation

For a limited time, you can battle the Mythical Pokemon Zeraora in a special Max Raid--and there's even a bonus prize on the horizon if enough people can complete it.


Update 23/06: The Max Raid worldwide event goal has been fulfilled, and everyone will be able to receive a shiny Zeraora soon. Well done, Pokemon fans.

Original story: The first DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield, called Isle of Armor, is out today. To commemorate the release as part of its Pokemon Presents stream, The Pokemon Company has announced a new Max Raid event. This time, you'll be able to battle--but not catch--the Mythical Pokemon Zeraora in a special Max Raid. However, if one million players successfully complete the raid, all players will be able to receive a special shiny Zeraora.

The special Max Raid event runs from June 17 to 28. In order to challenge Zeraora, you'll need an internet connection and the latest edition of Wild Area News, which you can download under the Mystery Gift menu. Then, to receive shiny Zeraora, you'll have to transfer a Pokemon to your game using Pokemon Home during the event; shiny Zeraora will be gifted via the mobile version of Pokemon Home.

In other Pokemon news, The Pokemon Company revealed a new Pokemon Snap game for Nintendo Switch. Like the 1999 original on Nintendo 64, the Switch game will involve taking photos of Pokemon in various locations.

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