Gigantamax Pikachu is leaving Max Raids in Pokemon Sword and Shield today, but another previously exclusive Pokemon will take its place. Starting at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET, Gigantamax Eevee will appear in Max Raid dens around the Wild Area for a limited time, giving everyone a chance to catch one.
Up until this event, the only way to get Gigantamax Eevee in Sword or Shield was if you had save data for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee on your Switch. If you fell into that category, you would receive Gigantamax Eevee as a free gift from a character in the Wild Area station. Thanks to this event, however, you can catch one even if you don’t have a Let’s Go, Eevee save.
Much like Gigantamax Pikachu before it, Gigantamax Eevee cannot evolve. You’ll need to refresh your Raid dens before it begins appearing in your game. You can do so either by connecting online via the Y-Comm or going into Mystery Gift and selecting Get the Wild Area news.
Gigantamax Eevee will appear in Max Raids until May 25, after which point it will be replaced by another exclusive Pokemon: Gigantamax Meowth, which was previously offered as an early purchase bonus. You can read more details about the Gigantamax events on the official Pokemon website.
Developer Game Freak is releasing two DLC expansions for Pokemon Sword and Shield this year: Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. The former is scheduled to release next month, while the latter will follow sometime this fall, and each will introduce new environments, new and returning Pokemon to catch, and more. You can get up to speed on the expansions in our roundup of everything we know about Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.
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