The action is about to heat up in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield when you head into a Smyths Toys store from 25 September to 25 October 2020. While there, you can receive a code that allows you to claim a special Dynamax Crystal in the game. This Dynamax Crystal lets you encounter and battle a Gigantamax Centiskorch in a Max Raid Battle in the Galar region's Wild Area. Defeat this Fire- and Bug-type Pokémon for a chance to catch it and add it to your party!
Use these steps, along with your code, to receive your Dynamax Crystal.
Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
Select Mystery Gift on the X menu.
Select Get a Mystery Gift.
Select Get with Code/Password to save your game and connect to the internet.
Enter your code.
Watch as the gift arrives in your game. (Pokémon will appear in your party or your Pokémon Boxes. Items will appear in your Bag.)
Be sure to save your game.
Then, follow these steps to face Gigantamax Centiskorch in a Max Raid Battle.*
Go to the Watchtower Lair, a large Pokémon Den that lies at the base of the Watchtower Ruins in the Wild Area.
When you're in front of the Watchtower Lair, select the Dynamax Crystal in your Bag and choose to use it. A large pillar of light will appear coming from the Watchtower Lair.
Press the A Button to investigate the active den and choose to challenge the Gigantamax Centiskorch within. You can invite other players to join you or start the battle with NPC Trainers.
All participants in the battle will have a chance to catch Gigantamax Centiskorch after it's defeated.
*You'll need to reach the Wild Area in the game in order to use a Dynamax Crystal. (This occurs after about two hours of gameplay, though individual gameplay time may vary). Watchtower Ruins is located to the northwest of the Meetup Spot. Please check the direction using your Town Map on the in-game menu. It's recommended that your party Pokémon be over Lv. 30 before you attempt this challenge.
You'll be able to attempt this Max Raid Battle as many times as it takes to win until midnight on the day the Dynamax Crystal was used. You can use the code for this Dynamax Crystal in only one game and save data. Please remember that you can't receive the reward more than once.
There's no purchase required for this promotion, but the offer is only good while supplies last, so don't miss your chance to pick one up while you can—head over to Smyths Toys to get your Dynamax Crystal code right away!
Enjoy your gift!