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The following lists, in reverse chronological order, the encounter rates for [[Max Raid Battle]]s from different Wild Area News events.
 
The following lists, in reverse chronological order, the encounter rates for [[Max Raid Battle]]s from different Wild Area News events.
 
===2022===
 
===2022===
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====July 1 to 3, 2022====
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This Wild Area News event focuses on round water Pokemon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed {{Shiny}} {{p|Marill}}. <ref>https://twitter.com/SerebiiNet/status/1542662159578054657</ref>
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====June 17 to 19, 2022====
 
====June 17 to 19, 2022====
 
This Wild Area News event focuses on Urshifu. Notably, the 5★ encounters are a battle with an uncatchable [[Gigantamax]] {{p|Urshifu}}, guaranteed to reward one of each [[Apricorn]], a [[Choice Band]], [[Exp. Candy]] (L and XL), [[Armorite Ore]], [[Dynite Ore]], a [[Max Mushroom]], and a 50% chance to receive [[Max Honey]] when defeated.
 
This Wild Area News event focuses on Urshifu. Notably, the 5★ encounters are a battle with an uncatchable [[Gigantamax]] {{p|Urshifu}}, guaranteed to reward one of each [[Apricorn]], a [[Choice Band]], [[Exp. Candy]] (L and XL), [[Armorite Ore]], [[Dynite Ore]], a [[Max Mushroom]], and a 50% chance to receive [[Max Honey]] when defeated.

Revision as of 04:56, 1 July 2022

Wild Area News (Japanese: ワイルドエリアニュース Wild Area News) is a feature in Pokémon Sword and Shield that expands on the available Max Raid Battles in the Wild Area, making certain Pokémon more common for a limited time. It can be accessed via Mystery Gift or updated automatically by connecting to the internet in game. Wild Area News typically spawns different Max Raid Battles depending on the game version. Certain species of Gigantamax Pokémon, which are usually very rare, are often made more common through Wild Area News events. Additionally, during the Wild Area News events, certain Pokémon such as Mewtwo and Zeraora sometimes cannot be captured.

Any Pokémon Den can spawn a Max Raid Battle from Wild Area News. Pokémon Dens that do so will always emit a red beam, indicating the "common" pool. In contrast to normal Max Raid Battles (which either only allow Pokémon in 4★ and 5★ raids to have their Hidden Abilities, or guarantee Pokémon in the Pokémon Den will always have their Hidden Abilities), all Pokémon that spawn from Wild Area News have a chance of having their Hidden Abilities. Wild Area News Raids battled after Version 1.2.0 and 1.3.0 can drop Armorite Ore and Dynite Ore, respectively, regardless of whether or not the player has purchased the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass.

For a list of Wild Area News events from 2020, click here.

List of Max Raid Battles

The following lists, in reverse chronological order, the encounter rates for Max Raid Battles from different Wild Area News events.

2022

July 1 to 3, 2022

This Wild Area News event focuses on round water Pokemon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Marill. [1]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 32%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 32%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 32%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 32%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 32%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


June 17 to 19, 2022

This Wild Area News event focuses on Urshifu. Notably, the 5★ encounters are a battle with an uncatchable Gigantamax Urshifu, guaranteed to reward one of each Apricorn, a Choice Band, Exp. Candy (L and XL), Armorite Ore, Dynite Ore, a Max Mushroom, and a 50% chance to receive Max Honey when defeated.

Due to an oversight, (prior to approximately 2:00-11:00 UTC on the 18th, when it was fixed[2]), the uncatchable Urshifu could appear as shiny, making it possible to register an unreleased Shiny Pokémon in the Pokédex.[3]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 100%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 100%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 50%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


May 19 to 22, 2022

This Wild Area News event focuses on exclusively Shellder. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Shellder. [4]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 100%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 100%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 98%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


April 1 to 2, 2022

This Wild Area News event focuses on Bonsly and Sudowoodo, and was released for April Fool's Day. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Sudowoodo.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 100%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 100%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 98%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


March 18 to 27, 2022

This Wild Area News event focuses on Fossil Pokémon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Tyrantrum.[5]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


February 22 to 27, 2022

This Pokémon Day special Wild Area News event focuses on the Kanto Starter Pokémon. Every Pokémon in 4★ and 5★ encounters will have the Gigantamax Factor. Notably, while 5★ encounters are usually level 60, all of these 5★ encounters are level 80.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
80 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
80 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
80 33%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


February 10 to 20, 2022

This Valentine's Day Wild Area News Event focuses on Milcery, all with the Gigantamax Factor when later evolved into Alcremie.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 100%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 100%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 98%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


January 1 to 9, 2022

This New Year's Wild Area News Event focuses on Pokémon them around luck. All of the encounters give the player one guaranteed Big Nugget as well as up to nine Nuggets. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Magikarp.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 13%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


2021

December 17 to 26, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Christmas-themed Pokémon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Delibird.[6]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 24%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 23%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 24%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 23%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 24%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 23%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 24%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 23%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 40%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 18%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 40%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


November 19 to 28, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Eevee and its evolutions. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guarnateed Shiny Eevee, while another is a battle with a guaranteed Gigantamax Eevee.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 12%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 11%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 12%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 11%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 5%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 11%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 11%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


October 29 to 31, 2021

This Halloween-themed Wild Area News event focuses on "spooky" Pokémon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Zoroark.[7]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 18%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


October 1 to 3, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on the Alolan starter Pokémon.[8]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 33%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 33%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


September 17 to 19, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on the Pokémon Lunatone and Solrock. Notably, across two of the 5★ encounters is a guaranteed battle with the Shiny form of each.[9]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 50%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 50%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 50%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 50%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 50%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 24%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 24%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


September 3 to 5, 2021

Notably in this Wild Area News event, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Cinccino.[10]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.



August 20 to 22, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Ghost-type Pokémon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Chandelure.[11]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


August 6 to 8, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Pokémon themed around Summer. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Vanilluxe.[12]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 19%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 19%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


July 23 to 25, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on the original fossil Pokémon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Omanyte.[13]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 32%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 31%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 34%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


July 9 to 11, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on the Pokémon used as ranks for Curry. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Gigantamax Copperajah.[14]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 24%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 24%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 24%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 24%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 22%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


June 25 to 27, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on octopus- and squid-like Pokémon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Grapploct.[15]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 32%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 32%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 32%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 32%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 31%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


June 4 to 6, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on frog-like Pokémon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Politoed.[16]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 25%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 25%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 25%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 25%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 10%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


May 21 to 23, 2021

This Wild Area News focuses on the Pokémon Wooloo and Dubwool. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Wooloo.[17]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 49%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 51%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 49%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 51%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 49%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 51%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 36%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 62%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


April 30 to May 2, 2021

This Wild Area News event, dubbed the Meowth Festival, focuses on the different regional forms of Meowth. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Galarian Meowth, while another is a battle with a guaranteed Gigantamax Kantonian Meowth.[18]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 32%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 32%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 32%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 32%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 34%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 8%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 33%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


April 23 to 25, 2021

This World Penguin Day themed Wild Area News event focuses on the Pokémon Eiscue, temporarily overriding the event from April 5 to 30, 2021. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Eiscue.[19] While Eiscue is normally exclusive to Pokémon Shield, it can be found in both Sword and Shield for this event.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 100%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 100%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 98%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


April 5 to 30, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Galar Pokémon that have the potential to Gigantamax, though none of them have the Gigantamax Factor.

This event was temporarily unavailable from April 23 to 25, 2021 and April 30 to May 2, 2021.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 17%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 17%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 17%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 17%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 17%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 17%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


April 2 to 4, 2021

This Easter-themed Wild Area News event focuses on rabbit-like Pokémon. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Azumarill while another is a battle with an uncatchable Gigantamax Cinderace.[20]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 30%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 30%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 30%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 35%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 30%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 23%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 25%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


April 1, 2021

This April Fools Day Wild Area News event featured only uncatchable Magikarp.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 100%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 100%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


March 26 to 28, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on flower-like Grass-type Pokémon, temporarily overriding the event from March 1 to 31, 2021. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Lilligant.[21]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 19%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 19%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


March 1 to 31, 2021

This Wild Area News event focuses on Flying and Fairy-type Pokémon. While Rufflet and Braviary are normally exculsive to Pokémon Sword, they can be found in both Sword and Shield for this event.[22]

This event was temporarily unavailable from March 26 to 28, 2021.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


February 27 to 28, 2021

This Pokémon Day special Wild Area News event focuses on Pikachu, temporarily overriding the event from February 1 to 28, 2021. Every Pikachu in 5★ encounters will have the Gigantamax Factor. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Pikachu.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 16%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 15%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 15%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 20%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 15%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 98%
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 2%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


February 11 to 14, 2021

This Valentine's Day special Wild Area News event focuses on Milcery, temporarily overriding the event from February 1 to 28, 2021. Every Milcery will have the Gigantamax Factor. Notably, one of the 5★ encounters is a battle with a guaranteed Shiny Milcery.[23]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
17 100%
★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
30 100%
★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
40 100%
★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
50 100%
★★★★★
Sw Sh
Wishing Piece
60 98%