Pokemon Sword And Shield Guide

Now that one million players have defeated Zeraora in Max Raid battle in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you can claim your new shiny pokemon right now.

As part of June’s first Pokemon Presents presentation, it was confirmed players will have the chance to get their hands on a Shiny Zeraora to celebrate the launch of the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion, Isle Of Armor. In order to get their reward, trainers had to compete in special Max Raid battles that contain the Mythical Pokemon between June 17th and 28th. The bonus Pokemon was to be unlocked when one million players defeated it, with one piece of Armorite Ore being rewarded for every 100,000 times Zeraora is beaten.

How to Claim Your Free Shiny Zeraora in Pokemon Sword and Shield

As of June 24th, it was confirmed almost 1.5 million players had beaten Zeraora, and therefore have unlocked the reward – plus at least 5 pieces of Armorite Ore for good measure, which is all available right now. But how do you claim it?

The rules are as follows:

  • Zeraora and subsequent Armorite Ore must be claimed between June 29th at 5:00PM PDT and July 6th at 4:59PM PDT.
  • Trainers will be required to make one transfer from Pokemon Home to Pokemon Sword/Shield or vice versa.
  • Shiny Zeraora will then become available as a mystery gift through the Pokemon Home mobile app.

It’s as simple as that. Seeing as this is the first time this generation’s trainers have been able to get their hands on Zeraora, who was originally released on the 3DS’ Sun and Moon, plus the fact it’s shiny means it’s certainly worth claiming.


You can catch up with all of our coverage from that presentation right here including the three new Pokemon games that were announced; Café Mix and Smile which are both available right now, and most importantly a new Snap as well as a new MOBA Pokemon Unite which was announced to a bit of furor the following week from fans who were expecting the announcement of a remaster of either Gold and Silver or Diamond and Pearl.

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