Pokemon Sword and Shield: Mewtwo Comes To Max Raid Battles

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It is officially Pokemon Day, a day that gives fans of the franchise an added boost to their games.

Pokemon Sword and Shield players will now be able to battle Mewtwo in Max Raid Battles as well as some other familiar faces.


Although we weren't expecting to see him until the Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra DLC, this is a nice surprise.

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Mewtwo Arrives In Pokemon Sword And Shield

As part of the Pokemon Company's celebration of the franchise's 24th birthday, Sword and Shield players will now be able to battle Mewtwo in Max Raid Battles. 


Not only that, as the Kanto Regions starter Pokemon will also be available in Max Raid Battles.

You can expect Mewtwo, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander to pop up in your game from now until Monday, March 2nd. 

Read More: Pokemon Sword And Shield: The Isle Of Armor Expansion DLC Release Date, Legendaries, Gameplay And Everything You Need To Know For Nintendo Switch



The limited-time event will also see Gigantamax Grimmsnarl, Kingler, Hatterene, Orbeetle and Toxtricity crop up here and there.

The Japanese announcement trailer can be seen here.

Unfortunately, players won't actually be able to catch the legendary Psychic Pokemon, but there are some valuable rewards each time players defeat one.

While the Kanto region starters will be dropping EV reducing berries, Toxic Orbs, Flame Orbs, and Life Orbs, beating Mewtwo gives players the chance to earn Ability Capsules and PP Max.


Although, it's not exactly adding a Mewtwo to your team, it's something.

Read More: Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Use The Poke Ball Plus And How to Get Mew Easy!


Zarude Joins Sword And Shield

The new mythical Pokemon Zarude has been added to Sword and Shield!


The new dark-grass type Pokemon will feature in the new Pokemon movie - you can read how to catch one here.