Trying to take on one of the hardest challenges in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but failing to find any players to help you shoulder the burden? Yep, that’s a common problem, even during the game’s busy launch period. Thankfully, if you’re not finding players for Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raids, there are a few workarounds that you can try. You see, you don’t have to do it all alone, as there’s always someone to back you up!
Why am I not finding players for Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raids?
First of all, if it’s the 2-ALZBA-0031 or 2-ALZBA-0034 errors that are specifically getting you down, you can click those links to take you to their own dedicated guides. For everyone else, if you’re not finding players in Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raids, the following tips are for you.
The first thing you’ll want to do when trying to fill all four slots of your Max Raid party, is to wait for the full three minutes. It sometimes takes real-life players a little bit of time to see that someone needs assistance with a Max Raid, and they have to connect. This all takes time, so definitely wait out the full three minutes.
If three minutes pass and there still isn’t a full team, the game will thankfully automatically fill the slots with some capable AI teammates. Though human help is certainly preferable, as they can often have overpowered Pokemon that immediately crush the enemy, the AI assistance is nothing to scoff at.
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