The upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the next generation of Pokémon RPGs coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Your new adventure in the Galar region is now just a few weeks away, and there’ll be lots to do as you explore the region’s idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. These games are full of incredible new features, so if you haven’t been keeping up, read on to find out a little about some of our favorites—Dynamax, the Wild Area, Max Raid Battles, Pokémon Camp, and Poké Jobs.
Dynamax is a phenomenon unique to specific locations in the Galar region, where Pokémon are able to take on gigantic appearances. Pokémon from the Galar region are capable of Dynamaxing, and the Dynamax Pokémon become tremendously strong. The Dynamax phenomenon, which allows Pokémon to become tremendously powerful, is an integral part of Pokémon battles in the Galar region. Dynamax Pokémon don’t just become bigger—they get a boost in power as well. Plus, all the moves of a Dynamax Pokémon will turn into special Max Moves. But the Pokémon will return to normal after three turns, so make sure to think carefully about when to trigger the Dynamax phenomenon!
The Pokémon Company has revealed new details on how to activate the Dynamax Crystals that are being distributed with the Pokémon Sword and Shield Dual Pack. These Dynamax Crystals are named ☆And15 and ☆And428. They require you to find the Giant Pokémon Den in the Wild Area. When you find it, open the bag and use the Dynamax Crystal and it’ll activate the Max Raid Battle. The Pokémon Company has also confirmed certain elements regarding Mystery Gift. If you receive items using the Mystery Gift feature, they will be added straight into your bag; clothing items will be available right away at any Boutique to wear; any BP is added when you check your League Card and Pokémon are sent to your Box. Learn more about Dynamax.