A Max Raid Battle (Japanese: マックスレイドバトルMax Raid Battle) is a Pokémon battle against a wildDynamax Pokémon in an attempt to catch the Pokémon. The Dynamax Pokémon will stay in Dynamax form for the whole battle, and has additional abilities as well. Only one player Pokémon can activate Dynamax during a Max Raid Battle, and only for three turns until it runs out. In addition, up to three other players can connect using the Y-Comm over the internet or local wireless in order to battle the Dynamax Pokémon.
The weather that a Max Raid Battle starts out in varies depending on the time the Max Raid Battle is started.