Earlier today, while trainers around the globe were trying to claim a shiny version of the mythical Zeraora in Pokémon HOME, there were some other issues playing out in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Game Freak rolled out a brand new Max Raid Battle event including various Steel-type and Rock-type pocket monsters. Many trainers, as you can imagine, were eager to try it out - but got quite the shock when their games kept crashing.

@JoeMerrick And the raids in this event are buggered too as they call an item which doesn't exist which crashes the game. What a morning already

Item 1604
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Notice the missing item?
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As noted above, players were encountering issues because the battles contained item 1604 - believed to be an "Armorite-ore variant" for the second DLC pack, Crown Tundra. Obviously, it's not even available yet.

The good news is the Max Raid Battle event was fixed within a few hours and the item has now been removed. Just remember to update the Wild Area News in your game. How have you found the new Max Raid Battle so far? Leave a comment below.

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