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Get Eevee and Eeveelutions in the new 11/19 Max Raid Event!
List of Max Raid Events

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is out!
Pokemon BDSP Wiki & Walkthrough

Ranked Battle Series 11 is on!
Ranked Battle Series 11 Rules and Legal Pokemon
Singles Tier List for November Season!
Doubles Tier List for November Season!

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November 2021

November 19: Eeveelution Max Raid Event

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Start November 19th, 2021
End November 28th, 2021

Get a chance to battle and catch Eevee and all its evolutions in this Max Raid Event. You may even encounter a Gigantamax or Shiny Eevee! This event runs from November 19, 2021 until November 28, 2021.

List of Max Raid Events

November 12: Gym Challenge Online Competition Has Begun!

The Gym Challenge Online Competition has started! For this competition, you can only battle with Pokemon used by Galar Gym Leaders!

Pokemon SWSH - Gym Challenge Online Competition

Duration November 12 to November 14, 2021
Registration Deadline November 11, 2021
Battle Format Singles
Eligible Pokemon National Pokedex
Team Composition 3-6 Pokemon Team
Pokemon Level Level 1 to 100
(Automatically set to Level 50)
Battle Limits 15 Battles per day

You need to participate in at least 3 battles to be eligible in claiming 50 Battle Points once the event is over. To redeem this prize, you need to choose Get Battle Stadium Rewards when redeeming a Mystery Gift.

Gym Challenge Online Competition

November 1st: New Ranked Battle Season

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Duration November 1, 2021 (Mon.) 9:00 PM PDT - January 31, 2022 (Mon.) 4:59 PM PDT

Ranked Battle Series 11 has officially begun! This series once again allows the use of Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokemon, as well as one playable Legendary Pokemon per team!

Ranked Battle Series 11 | Rules and Legal Pokemon

October 2021

October 31st: Global Exhibition 2021 Charizard

Global Exhibition 2021 Distribution
Start October 31st, 2021 (Sun.)
End November 3rd, 2021 (Wed.)
Code GL0BALCHAMP2021

As part of the Global Exhibition 2021, players can redeem a special Charizard based on the event's winner Leonardo Bonanomi by using the code: GL0BALCHAMP2021.

This gift is only redeemable until November 3rd, 2021.

October 29: Halloween-Themed Max Raid Event

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Start October 29th, 2021
End October 31st, 2021

Get a chance to encounter rare Pokemon in this Halloween-themed Max Raid Event! From October 29 to October 31, players have a chance to encounter Pokemon such as Dusknoir, Sableye, and even a Shiny Zoroark!

Past Max Raid Events

October 28: Gym Challenge Online Competition

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Gym Challenge Online Competition

Players can now register for the Gym Challenge Online Competition until November 11, 2021.

Duration November 12 to November 14, 2021
Registration Deadline November 11, 2021
Battle Format Singles
Eligible Pokemon National Pokedex
Team Composition 3-6 Pokemon Team
Pokemon Level Level 1 to 100
(Automatically set to Level 50)
Battle Limits 15 Battles per day

Sign ups for the Gym Challenge Online competition have begun! From November 12 to November 14, players can participate in a Singles Battle Competition that only allows Pokemon used by Gym Leaders!

Gym Challenge Online Competition

October 22: Japan Birthday Happiny Distribution

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Start November 1st, 2021
End October 31st, 2022

Starting November 1, players visiting Pokemon Centers in Japan who can prove it's their birthday month will receive a serial code for a special Birthday Happiny!

As with all Birthday Pokemon, this Happiny knows the move Celebrate.

October 10: Shiny Zacian and Zamazenta Distribution

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Start October 22nd, 2021
End November 18th, 2021

To celebrate the upcoming release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, players will have the chance to get a Shiny Zacian or Zamazenta via Serial Code.

These special Zacian and Zamazenta come equipped with the Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield respectively, allowing them to change to their Crown Forms!

Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta Serial Code Distribution

October 8: Ranked Battle Series 11 Rules Announced!

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Start November 1st, 2021
End January 31st, 2022

The rules for Ranked Battle Series 11 have been announced! From November 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022, Legendary Pokemon are once again allowed in competitive play as well as Dynamax and Gigantamax.

Ranked Battle Series 11 | Rules and Legal Pokemon

October 7: Best Buy Dynamax Crystal Distribution

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Start October 10th, 2021
End October 24th, 2021

Players visiting Best Buy from October 10 to October 24, 2021 will receive special Dynamax Crystals that allow them to catch Gigantamax Piakchu and Gigantamax Eevee!

Gigantamax Pikachu

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Ability Lightning Rod
Moveset Celebrate
Double Team
Thunderbolt
Wish

Gigantamax Eevee

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Ability Anticipation
Moveset Celebrate
Wish
Double Edge
Swift

October 1: Alolan Starters Max Raid Event!

Alolan Starters Max Raid Event
Start October 1st, 2021
End October 3rd, 2021

Alola! The three starters from Pokemon Sun and Moon makes an appearance at Max Raid Battles! Grab the chance to capture Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio from October 1st to October 3rd!

You can even encounter one with their own respective Hidden Ability, and you are able to use different Poke Balls to capture them!

October 1st to October 3rd
Max Raid Event
Rowlet ImageRowlet Litten ImageLitten Popplio ImagePopplio

List of Max Raid Events

Past News

Check out our list of past news for information on the events, distributions, and wild areas news you may have missed!

List of Past News

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