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Wild Area News (Japanese: ワイルドエリアニュース Wild Area News) is a feature in Pokémon Sword and Shield that expands on the available Max Raid Battles in the Wild Area, making certain Pokémon more common for a limited time. It can be accessed via Mystery Gift or updated automatically by connecting to the internet in game. Wild Area News typically spawns different Max Raid Battles depending on the game version. Certain species of Gigantamax Pokémon, which are usually very rare, are often made more common through Wild Area News events. Additionally, during the Wild Area News events, certain Pokémon such as Mewtwo and Zeraora sometimes cannot be captured.

Any Pokémon Den can spawn a Max Raid Battle from Wild Area News. Pokémon Dens that do so will always emit a red beam, indicating the "common" pool. In contrast to normal Max Raid Battles (which either only allow Pokémon in 4★ and 5★ raids to have their Hidden Abilities, or guarantee Pokémon in the Pokémon Den will always have their Hidden Abilities), all Pokémon that spawn from Wild Area News have a chance of having their Hidden Abilities. Wild Area News Raids battled after Version 1.2.0 and 1.3.0 can drop Armorite Ore and Dynite Ore, respectively, regardless of whether or not the player has purchaced the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass.

Contents

List of Max Raid Battles

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The following lists, in reverse chronological order, the encounter rates for Max Raid Battles from different Wild Area News events.

March 1 to 31, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Flying and Fairy-type Pokémon. While Rufflet and Braviary are normally exculsive to Pokémon Sword Version, they can be found in both versions for this event.[1]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

February 11 to 14, 2021

This Valentine's Day special Wild Area News event focuses on Milcery. Every Milcery will have the Gigantamax Factor. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Milcery.[2]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 100%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 100%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 98%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

February 4 to 8, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Pokémon that were featured in Secrets of the Jungle. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Cramorant. Additionally, if players collectively defeat Cramorant more than 500,000 times, a Flame Orb, a Toxic Orb and a Light Ball will be distributed via Mystery Gift. If players collectively defeat Cramorant more than one million times, a Gold Bottle Cap, three Bottle Caps and three Pearl Strings will also be distributed.

The official English Pokémon website erroniously lists this event to have started on February 3, 2021.[3]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 10%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 10%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 10%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 48%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

February 1 to 28, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Fighting and Psychic-type Pokémon.[4]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

January 22 to 24, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on the Pokémon Tauros, Miltank and Bouffalant in celebration of the Year of the Ox. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Tauros.[5]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 33%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 33%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 33%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

January 8 to 11, 2021

This Wild Area News event is exactly the same as the one from November 20 to 22, 2020

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 52%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

January 1 to 31, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Normal and Dragon-type Pokémon.[6]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

December 25 to 27, 2020

This Christmas-themed Wild Area News event focuses mainly on Ice-type Pokémon, temporarily overriding the event from December 1 to 31, 2020.[7] Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Alolan Vulpix

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 10%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 10%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 10%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

December 1 to 31, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses on Fire and Ice-type Pokémon.[8]

This event was temporarily unavailable from December 25 to 27, 2020.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

November 20 to 22, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses heavily on the Pokémon Skwovet and Greedent, temporarily overriding the event from November 2 to 30, 2020. While Cherubi, Morelull, Shiinotic, Foongus, and Amoonguss will all drop Armorite Ore and Dynite Ore, Skwovet and Greedent will only drop large amounts of Berries. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Skwovet.[9]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 52%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

November 2 to 30, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses on Bug and Poison-type Pokémon.[10]

This event was not available temporarily from November 20 to 22, 2020.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

October 30 to November 1, 2020

This Halloween-themed Wild Area News event focuses on Ghost-type Pokémon, temporarily overriding the event from October 1 to 31, 2020. Notably, the 4★ encounters have a total 20% chance of being a Gourgeist of varying size while two of the 5★ encounters are battles with a guaranteed Shiny Gourgeist.[11]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 8%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 5%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 5%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 1%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 8%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 1%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

October 1 to 31, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses on Ghost and Dark-type Pokémon.[12]

This event was not available temporarily from October 30 to November 1, 2020.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 12%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 13%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

September 18 to 20, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses on Moon Stone- and Sun Stone-centric Pokémon in celebration of the seasonal equinox, temporarily overriding the event from September 1 to 30, 2020. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Clefable.[13]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 14%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 14%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 14%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 14%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 22%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

September 1 to 30, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses on Electric and Grass-type Pokémon.[14]

The evolved from of Applin encountered in each game version is the opposite of that normally found in Max Raid Battles, mirroring its previous appearance in a Wild Area News event. In contrast, the base form of the Gigantamax Toxtricity encountered in each game version during this event is the opposite of that found in previous Wild Area News events.

This event was not available temporarily from September 18 to 20, 2020.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

August 6 to 9, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses on the Pikachu family, including Alolan Raichu,[15] temporarily overriding the event from August 1 to 31, 2020. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Pikachu.[16]

Previously, the official English Pokémon website erroneously reported the event to last until August 16, 2020.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 39%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 1%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 39%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 1%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 39%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 1%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 19%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 1%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 31%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 8%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 1%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

August 1 to 31, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses on Water and Ground-type Pokémon.[17]

This event was not available temporarily from August 6 to 9, 2020.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

July 17 to 19, 2020

This Wild Area News event revolving around sea-dwelling Pokémon was released in observance of Marine Day in Japan, temporarily overriding the event from June 30 to July 31, 2020. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Wailord.[18]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 18%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

June 30 to July 31, 2020

This Wild Area News event focuses on Steel and Rock-type Pokémon.[19]

For the first few hours after this round of news went live, instead of dropping Armorite Ore, the Pokémon here dropped an invalid item which would crash the game upon receipt.[20] An update released later that day fixed the drop tables to include the correct item.

This event was not available temporarily from July 17 to 19, 2020.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

June 17 to 28, 2020

This event featured every Gigantamax Pokémon available at the time,[21] temporarily overriding the event from June 2 to 29, 2020.

To promote the release of The Isle of Armor, uncatchable Zeraora appeared in 3★ to 5★ raids. In 5★ raids, some Zeraora were also Shiny and more difficult to defeat. This represented Shiny Zeraora's first appearance. As an additional promotion, if at least 1 million players defeated Zeraora before the event ended, a Shiny Zeraora would be distributed via Pokémon HOME, and for every 100,000 players after that up to 2 million, each player would receive a piece of Armorite Ore (max. 10).[22]

On June 23, the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account announced that the milestone for the Shiny Zeraora had been met.[23] The distribution awarded a total of 8 pieces of Armorite Ore.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
100 5%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

June 2 to 29, 2020

This Wild Area News features only Gigantamax Pokémon.[21] With the sole exception of Snorlax, all available Pokémon are different for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

This event was not available temporarily from June 17 to 28, 2020.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 30%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 30%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 30%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★