Pokemon Sword And Shield: Gigantamax Toxtricity, Kingler, And More Appearing In Max Raids

G-Max versions of Grimmsnarl, Hatterene, and Orbeetle are also appearing more often.


Gigantamax Toxtricity has arrived in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but it isn't the only Gigantamax Pokemon you're likely to find in the games. A handful of other G-Max Pokemon are appearing more often in the Wild Area for a limited time, including an awesome new form of Kingler.

Right now, Pokemon Sword players are more likely to encounter Gigantamax Kingler and Grimmsnarl in Max Raids, while Shield players are more likely to find Gigantamax Hatterene and Orbeetle. Gigantamax Toxtricity, meanwhile, is appearing in both games, although its form will vary by version; in Sword, Toxtricity will be in its Amped Form, while in Shield, the Pokemon will be in its Low Key Form.

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Gigantamax Toxtricity will only appear until March 8, and it doesn't seem the Pokemon will be available outside of this event, so you'll want to act fast if you want to add one to your collection. The other Gigantamax Pokemon, meanwhile, can be found at any time, although their encounter rates are typically very slim, making this a good opportunity to catch them.

In addition to the aforementioned Gigantamax Pokemon, Milcery with the Gigantamax factor is also still appearing in Max Raids until February 16. Among the rewards you can get for defeating the Pokemon are two new kinds of Sweets, which let you evolve it into new flavors of Alcremie. You can see all the Max Raid events happening now in our roundup.

To coincide with Gigantamax Toxtricity's arrival, developer Game Freak is giving away another freebie in Sword and Shield. You'll receive three TR94 when you input the code PUNKR0CK in Mystery Gift. TR94 can teach your Pokemon High Horsepower, a strong Ground-type attack that will help you take down Gigantamax Toxtricity. A Bottle Cap and other freebies are also available now.

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