The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have announced that the next Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield event has now started, which will see Gigantamax Snorlax appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles.
From now until early January, you can search for the Pokémon Dens in the Wild Area to battle Snorlax’s gigantic form.
Participating in Max Raid Battles will require an internet connection, that, once online, will automatically let you encounter the latest Pokémon that are appearing in the Wild Area.
You can also choose to manually prompt this through opening the X menu in your game, selecting Mystery Gift, and then selecting Get the Wild Area News.
Ability: Immunity / Thick Fat
Thanks to the power of Gigantamax, the Berry seeds and small rocks that were tangled in Snorlax’s belly fur have undergone explosive growth. With a tree sprouting upon its belly, Gigantamax Snorlax has the majesty of a great mountain.
Even though it almost never moves, Gigantamax Snorlax is said to be one of the strongest Dynamax Pokémon discovered. When the time comes for it to battle, it lifts its upper body by just a tiny amount and attacks by flailing with its arms and legs—actions that actually pack a tremendous punch. When Snorlax is Gigantamaxed, its Normal-type attacks will be transformed into G-Max Replenish. G-Max Replenish doesn’t just deal damage to targets—it can also restore any Berries that Gigantamax Snorlax’s allies have eaten during the battle.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.