The Wild Area in Pokémon Sword and Shield has a feature called Wild Area News where on certain weekends special Pokémon can spawn as dynamax raids in the Wild Area.
Being late to the party, I missed almost all of these events when they were live but I would love to try and catch some of the featured Pokémon.
Many features of the game such as the weather in different parts of the Wild Area are based on the console's date and can be manipulated by changing the date. Is it possible to encounter these special dynamax raids by changing one's console's date and then going hunting in the Wild Area?
If so, are there any limitations, i.e. would I have to have downloaded the Wild Area News when it was new to access a specific weekend's raid library?
Side note: changing the date in the Switch's settings is possible and will result in different weather patterns across the Wild Area depending on the date you set it to. I have seen a friend of mine live stream where he chose certain weather patterns for certain parts of the Wild Area as part of his super-Nuzlocke and frequently jumped to the settings to re-set the date and force specific weather, so manipulating the date for in-game effects is possible.