Increased Gigantamax Butterfree Encounters In Max Raid Battles Until Early January 2020

Gigantamax Butterfree Pokémon Sword And Shield Screenshot

The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak that you will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Butterfree in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield’s Max Raid Battles at launch.

You can expect your chances to be heightened from Friday 15th November until early January 2020, with an internet connection required to participate in Max Raid Battles.

These see four Trainers team up to take on a wild Dynamax Pokémon. However, in “extremely rare cases,” a Gigantamax Pokémon can appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon.

The Gigantamax mechanic changes a Pokémon’s size, power, appearance, and allows it to use a G-Max Move.

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you will choose between three starter Pokémon – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble – before having the chance to explore the Galar region – with its idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. Challenging the Gyms in the region, you will once again look to become Champion.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 15th.

Alex Seedhouse
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