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Pokemon Sword / Shield's Gigantamax Raid Event Is Ending Today

It's your last chance to easily find Gigantamax forms of Charizard, Gengar, and other Pokemon in Sword and Shield.


Pokemon Sword and Shield's ongoing Gigantamax Raid event is coming to an end very soon. The event runs until 4:59 PM PT today, June 29, making this your last chance to easily find Gigantamax forms of Charizard, Gengar, and other Pokemon.

Until then, practically every Gigantamax Pokemon will be appearing in Raids. Gigantamax Snorlax can be found in both Sword and Shield, while other Pokemon will be exclusive to a specific version. You can see which Gigantamax Pokemon are available in each game below.

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Pokemon Sword

  • Gigantamax Gengar
  • Gigantamax Kingler
  • Gigantamax Lapras
  • Gigantamax Garbodor
  • Gigantamax Corviknight
  • Gigantamax Appletun
  • Gigantamax Toxtricity (Amped Form)
  • Gigantamax Centiskorch
  • Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
  • Gigantamax Alcremie
  • Gigantamax Duraludon

Pokemon Shield

  • Gigantamax Charizard
  • Gigantamax Butterfree
  • Gigantamax Machamp
  • Gigantamax Orbeetle
  • Gigantamax Drednaw
  • Gigantamax Coalossal
  • Gigantamax Flapple
  • Gigantamax Sandaconda
  • Gigantamax Toxtricity (Low Key Form)
  • Gigantamax Hatterene
  • Gigantamax Copperajah

If you haven't participated in the Max Raid event yet, you'll first need to refresh your Raid dens. You can do this either by connecting the Y-Comm online or going into Mystery Gift and selecting Get the Wild Area news. You can read more about the Gigantamax event on the official Pokemon website.

Even if you miss out on the Gigantamax Raid event, you'll still have a chance to find these G-Max Pokemon in Max Raids, although the odds of encountering them will be incredibly slim. If you have the Isle of Armor expansion, you can also teach Pokemon how to Gigantamax.

In addition to the Gigantamax monsters, the Mythical Pokemon Zeraora also recently appeared in Max Raids. Since more than one million players have defeated it, everyone will be able to receive a free Shiny Zeraora, along with some pieces of Armorite Ore, via Pokemon Home as a reward.

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