Pokemon Sword And Shield: Gigantamax Toxtricity Event Ends Tomorrow

The Gigantamax Pokemon will only appear in Max Raid dens until Sunday, March 8.


Pokemon Sword and Shield's latest Max Raid event is coming to an end this week. The newly introduced Gigantamax Toxtricity will leave the games at 4:59 PM PT / 7:59 PM ET on Sunday, March 8, making this your last chance to catch it.

Until that time, Gigantamax Toxtricity will appear in Max Raid dens around the Wild Area. The Gigantamax Pokemon is available in both Sword and Shield, but which form it takes differs depending on which version you're playing. Sword players will encounter Amped Form Toxtricity, while Shield players will find Low Key Form. Both variants have the same base stats, but each learns some different attacks.

When Gigantamaxed, Toxtricity's Electric attacks will become the G-Max move Stun Shock. In addition to dealing damage, this attack will also either paralyze or poison all Pokemon on the opponent's side of the field.

Also leaving Max Raids on March 8 are Gigantamax versions of Kingler, Grimmsnarl, Orbeetle, and Hatterene. These Gigantamax Pokemon will remain in the game, but their spawn rates will return to normal, which means they'll be significantly rarer to encounter. You can see which Pokemon are available in each game in our Max Raid event roundup.

In other news, The Pokemon Company recently unveiled a new Mythical Pokemon for Sword and Shield: Zarude. The monster will star in the upcoming film Pokemon the Movie: Coco, which premieres in Japan this summer. You can also still grab a few freebies in Sword and Shield.

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