New Max Raid Battle event on Pokémon Day features Gigantamax Pikachu

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The Pokémon Day festivities are still piling up with Gigantamax Pikachu ready to stomp into the party with a new Max Raid Battle Event in Pokémon Sword and Shield, The Pokémon Company announced today.

First reported by, the electrifying Max Raid will run through the Pokémon Day weekend from Feb. 26 to 28. If one million raids are beaten, players who took down the beast will obtain 100 Armorite and Dynite Ore each, with the gifts distributed later on from March 2 to 15.

If you’re looking for some battle music to prepare for the raid, The Pokémon Company recently announced a virtual concert with American rapper Post Malone, scheduled to start on Feb. 27 at 6pm CT.

The Pikachu love continues even when it’s not giant and looking to crush everything in its path. Remember to grab your singing Pikachu via Mystery Gift on Feb. 25 and you might be able to train it enough to fight against its big brother.