As Raid Battles are a staple of both Pokemon Go and Pokemon Sword and Shield, the Pokemon Trading Card Game is now adding them as an option. From the video that The Pokemon Company shared recently, the same mechanics as they were used in the previously mentioned games are used in TCG. Up to four people are able to participate in a battle against an overpowered Dynamaxed or Gigantamaxed Pokemon (special types of Pokemon that have more than usual HP and have the ability to have many attacks in the same turn).
For those that still don’t understand how to set up and participate in Raid Battles, The Pokemon Company has also released a Digital Raid Assistant, along with a rules sheet and other accessories that players can print and use to help them in their battles.
The only difference to these Raid Battles and the others is that players are only allowed to bring two Pokemon Cards into the battle, excluding Energy and Trainer Cards. From there, they will take turns attacking the Boss Pokemon. After all of the other players have made their move, the host player will then draw cards from the Boss’s Attack pile to determine which move the boss Pokemon uses.
In other news regarding Pokemon, Pokemon Go is also in the midst of its Friendship Go Fest, which features different tasks for people to complete for rewards and special types of Pokemon that will be available at certain types of locations. After selling and giving gifts to your friends and Pokemon, players will be rewarded with Candy and the chance to take Snapshots. Given the time frame and the spacing of these quests, they line up perfectly to end just in time for Pokemon Go Fest 2020, which is giving players who complete the Friendship tasks before the deadline the chance to compete in the Go Fest Elite Friendship Challenge.