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SPOILERS Latest Wild Area Max Raids

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They launched the Delibird Max Raids today. And they are LOADED with prizes!

I did a regular 5-Star Delibird raid this morning, and got 6 each of XL and L Exp. Candies. Can't imagine what a pink Delibird raid can dish out.

(My hope with this thread is to get it pinned, to have a place to discuss Max Raid events as they happen, and as they are planned.)
 
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I believe it fits better in the SwSh forum
 
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I was wondering why I failed to catch a raid Delibird on singleplayer last night. Guess this explains it, as event-boosted raids have different catch rates from normal.
 
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Do I need to activate the online in the Y-Comm for this and the Snorlax event to appear? Or do they just appear automathically?
 
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Do I need to activate the online in the Y-Comm for this and the Snorlax event to appear? Or do they just appear automathically?
You need to go into Mystery Gift and activate the "Wild Area News" option. It'll connect to the internet and update your game, giving you the ability to participate in those Max Raid Battles, as it won't have them by default.
 
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The issue with the event Delibirds is that like the Snorlax before them they now make up over 50% of wild area den spawns. This would be all well and good if the AI didn't get repeatedly KO'd so easily by AOE moves, which higher level Delibird have 2 of. So if you have 3 or 4 5 star Delibird spawn and they decide to spam Blizzard 2 or 3 times per turn you're going to be SOL, and you can't make them despawn unless you beat them, which means that you can't get new raids to spawn (not that it would matter since they would inevitably all be Delibird too) and your raiding grinds to a halt for the rest of the day because nobody wants to help you because they also have Delibird literally everywhere to the point they're also sick of fighting nothing but that.

Not to mention that since the Snorlax event started my daily raiding opens with 4 or 5 event beams and I can't get the day's first regular raid set until I beat them, which gets incredibly tedious knocking out the same 4 or 5 mons over and over and over again, when earlier in December I was getting a nice variety and having fun fighting all the different spawns. This also seems to apply to the non-event dens now too, with their spawn tables seemingly having been buggered by the events. I've lost count now of the number of times my purple dens have been a 5 star Xatu in the den nearest Hammerlocke.
 
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The issue with the event Delibirds is that like the Snorlax before them they now make up over 50% of wild area den spawns. This would be all well and good if the AI didn't get repeatedly KO'd so easily by AOE moves, which higher level Delibird have 2 of. So if you have 3 or 4 5 star Delibird spawn and they decide to spam Blizzard 2 or 3 times per turn you're going to be SOL, and you can't make them despawn unless you beat them, which means that you can't get new raids to spawn (not that it would matter since they would inevitably all be Delibird too) and your raiding grinds to a halt for the rest of the day because nobody wants to help you because they also have Delibird literally everywhere to the point they're also sick of fighting nothing but that.
I agree that they make up too many of the spawns, but having a Lv100 Coalossal makes even the 5-star Delibird pretty trivial for me to beat despite being saddled with the AI partners.
 
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Got lucky tonight; I had three 5 star Magikarp raids and the last one was shiny. Apparently, this runs through today, so my poor husband is doing his level best to find one.
 
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Got lucky tonight; I had three 5 star Magikarp raids and the last one was shiny. Apparently, this runs through today, so my poor husband is doing his level best to find one.
Well, actually, as long as you don't update via the Wild Area News, you can keep doing the events. I accidentally did that with the Delibird event at one point, having kept it going for 2 extra days because I didn't update via the Wild Area News right away, as the event doesn't update itself in your game. So, as long as you don't use the Wild Area News to update your game, you can keep certain events active for a bit longer. It's a little bit of a cheat or glitch, whatever you want to call it, but it's a fun one to exploit, as it doesn't actually "hurt" the game in any shape or form.
 
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Sorry for the double post (once again), but we should update the fact that we have some new Wild Area events. In Sword there is an increased chance of finding G-Max Flapple, Coalossal, and Alcreamie, while in Shield there is an increased chance of finding G-Max Appletum, Lapras, and Alcreamie. As always, update via Wild Area News in Mystery Gift to get the latest goodies. I've already caught a G-Max Flapple and Coalossal in Sword, so the event is very much live. And, to be honest, it's a much-needed change, as I was really sick of the Snorlax event, especially since it practically took over every active den for a while. At least we have a bit more variety this time around instead of just Tubbimora in Pokemon form, with three in each version this time. There isn't any known end date at this time, either, so that gives players a lot of time to start hunting. Just FYI.
 
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Well thanks to this event I FINALLY caught G-max alcremie. Now all that’s left is Grimmsnarl, Orbeetle, and Copperrajah.
 
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Well thanks to this event I FINALLY caught G-max alcremie. Now all that’s left is Grimmsnarl, Orbeetle, and Copperrajah.
I caught my first G-Max Alcremie as well, and it has 6 perfect IVs!!! :eek: Unfortunately it's the gross yellow one :confused_emoji:
 
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Well by some miracle I caught a shiny G-Max Copperajah! And I was fully expecting this one to get away from me. Now all that’s left are Machamp, Garbodor, Orbeetle and Grimmsnarl.
 
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