[Last Chance] Pokemon Sword / Shield's Gigantamax Meowth Raid Event Ending Soon

After previously being available as an early purchase bonus, Gigantamax Meowth is appearing in Max Raid dens until June 2.


Pokemon Sword and Shield's Gigantamax Eevee event has ended, but another previously exclusive Pokemon has taken its place. Until June 2, Gigantamax Meowth will appear in Max Raid dens in both titles, giving you another chance to add one to your collection.

This marks the first time that Gigantamax Meowth can be caught in Sword and Shield. Previously, the Pokemon was offered as a special bonus to players who purchased a copy of either game before January 15. If you missed out on that promotion, this event gives you another opportunity to get the special Pokemon.

Much like Gigantamax Pikachu and Eevee, Gigantamax Meowth is not capable of evolving, but it has an exclusive G-Max move called Gold Rush. On top of dealing damage, G-Max Gold Rush confuses the foe and nets you more money after the battle, making it a great way to rack up the funds.

Before Gigantamax Meowth can appear in your game, you'll need to refresh your Raid dens. You can do so either by connecting online via the Y-Comm or going into Mystery Gift and selecting Get the Wild Area news.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are receiving two big expansions this year called Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. The former is slated to launch next month, and ahead of its release, The Pokemon Company is giving away a handful of Galarian Pokemon with their Hidden Abilities via Mystery Gift. Galarian Mr. Mime is currently available until May 28.

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