Max Raid Den Reset in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Pokemon Sword & Shield Raid Dens are locations in the Wild Areas that shoot red beams of light into the sky and that contain battles against giant, powerful Pokemon. The Max Raid Dens in Pokemon Sword & Shield are very helpful to farm, because they reward you with Watts and other lovely stuff. However, what should one do when they start to run low on dens? well, let’s explain the Pokemon Sword & Shield raid den respawn mechanic, and how to reset Max Raid Dens in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Max Raid Den Reset in Pokemon Sword & Shield
Max Raid Den Reset in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Pokemon Sword & Shield Raid Den Respawn – How to Reset?

To reset Max Raid Dens in Pokemon Sword & Shield, you should complete all the dens in the Wild Area. When you defeat the last Den in the Wild Area, more should pop up. So, in theory, you can farm Max Raid Dens in perpetuity, if that’s what you’re doing. If you aren’t, then I’m not entirely sure you’d easily run out of Dens to raid anyway. But, yeah, all in all, just keep completing those Max Raids and don’t worry about a thing, more will appear.

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Option number 2 is to wait out 24 hours, and the Dens should reset on their own. At least, that’s the talk on the internet. The fact of the matter is that the Pokemon Sword & Shield Raid Dens do seem to reset on some kind of clock, but we haven’t been able to check what the rate is exactly. You can try and wait 24 hours and see if the raids reset, but frankly, why would you do that? No reason to lose time if they’re gonna respawn when you beat all of them anyway.

That about does it for this guide. We’ve got plenty more Pokemon Sword & Shield guides for you to peruse, in case you need assistance with anything else. To name just a few, we’ve written Alcremie Flavors in Pokemon Sword & Shield – Milcery Evolution, Love Ball Location, and Bad League Staff Member Wyndon Location.

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  1. S

    I have no max raids and I have waited 24 hours. Don’t know what to do, I’ve checked the whole wild area thrice now.

  2. A

    This is bullshit.
    I completed all dens and have had few to no resets in more than a week.
    The dens in the Motostoke Riverbank all the way to Hammerlocke have NEVER been active for me not counting the one I once threw a Wishing Piece into trying to get a Morpeko.

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