Today, The Pokemon Company held their highly anticipated Pokemon Direct for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. And with every new Pokemon generation, comes a new way to battle. On this adventure, players will be introduced to The Dynamax method. A technique that greatly increases a Pokemon’s size and power.
While in a battle with another trainer, a Pokemon can use it’s dynamax technique for a short period of time such as a mega evolution (no word was given if you could combine said techniques). However, this time around, raid battles will be present and will allow you to take on dynamax strengthened Pokemon with other trainers, these battles are called Max Raid Battles. These battles include 4 players, and one raid boss that stays in the dynamax state for the whole battle.
In the direct, it was confirmed that you can take on these battles with friends.