Max Raid Battles are a big part of the endgame in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Players can go out into the wild areas and encounter various raids and take them on to catch powerful monsters. These raids often have shiny odds that are quite good, high Dynamax levels, and a really good spread of perfect IVs. Competitive trainers and casuals alike seem to love these things. So with Nintendo introducing a new max raid for a giant Cramorant in a Max Raid in Pokémon Sword & Shield, people want to know what’s happening. Here’s everything you need to know about the Cramorant Max Raid in Pokémon Sword & Shield.
Beginning today folks will be able to find the new spawn. As with other Max Raids, players will go up against Dynamaxed Cramorants and be able to get the full 5-Star rated monsters. Four-player teams can compete for pretty awesome rewards like Ores, move machines and more. Nintendo wants folks to jump in hard on this, so they’re encouraging players to try and defeat more than 1 million of these Max Raids. It would seem that the developers will get some special rewards if they can get past that milestone.
When is the Cramorant Max Raid in Pokémon Sword & Shield?
The Cramorant Max Raid begins on February 3rd at 4 PM Pacific time, 7 PM Eastern. There’s no specified ending to the event.
So if you’re wondering how to do well, there are some helpful tips to do well with your team. For one thing, don’t go into these raids alone. The AI is terrible at team composition and will always bring something weak to the target, at least in my experience. Instead, go in with other players who know what to expect. The shared faints that can doom a run are a big waste of time if the AI keeps failing, so bring a good counter.
Cramorant is a Flying/Water-type, so bringing Electric-type Pokémon is the best bet. Electric-type Pokémon have a 2x advantage against both Flying and Water, so bring that maxed-out Raichu or something purely Electric to have a good base. Thunder Punch and other Paralysis moves can help with capture rates as well.