Pokemon Sword & Shield's Latest Max Raids Feature Gigantamax Snorlax, Machamp, And Gengar
G-Max versions of Machamp and Gengar are appearing for a limited time in both games, and you have a second chance to catch G-Max Snorlax.
The Gigantamax Toxtricity Raid event in Pokemon Sword and Shield has ended, but you can find a few new Gigantamax Pokemon right now in the games. For a limited time, Gigantamax versions of Gengar and Machamp will be featured in Max Raid dens, and you'll have a second chance to catch Gigantamax Snorlax.
All three Gigantamax Pokemon will spawn in Max Raids more frequently until 4:59 PM PT / 7:59 PM ET on March 25. Unlike past events of this sort, none of the Gigantamax Pokemon are version-exclusive; you'll have a chance to encounter their raids in both Sword and Shield.
Gigantamax Snorlax was previously available in Max Raids earlier this year. If you missed your chance to catch one back then, you now have another opportunity to add it to your collection. Snorlax's G-Max Move is G-Max Replenish, which inflicts damage on the opponent and restores any Berries that Snorlax or its allies have consumed during the battle.
Serebii Update: The Pokémon Sword & Shield Max Raid Battle events have shifted, re-adding Gigantamax Snorlax and adding other Gigantamax Pokémon. Details being added @ https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/EpWMWX8f7o— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) March 9, 2020
In addition to the new Max Raid events, a few freebies are still up for grabs in Sword and Shield. Until the end of the month, you can claim 20 free Battle Points as well as a free Bottle Cap. The former can be used to purchase competitive battling items from the Battle Tower, while the latter can be used to Hyper Train one of your Pokemon, increasing its base stats. You can see all the free gifts available right now for Pokemon Sword and Shield here.
Pokemon Sword and Shield are getting two big expansions this year, Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, each of which introduce a bunch of new and returning Pokemon to the games, along with new mechanics, areas to explore, and more. The Pokemon Company also recently revealed a new Mythical Pokemon for Sword and Shield called Zarude, which will be featured in the upcoming film Pokemon the Movie: Coco.
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