Gigantamax Snorlax is coming to Pokemon Sword & Shield and it will appear in Max Raid Battles for a limited time.
The new Gigantamax Snorlax will be available in Max Raid Battles from December 4 until early January (subject to change).
Here is an overview of Gigantamax Snorlax, thanks to Pokemon Sword & Shield:
We now know that there are special Snorlax among the Snorlax that you can find living in the Galar region. These Snorlax are capable of Gigantamaxing! When Gigantamaxed, these special Snorlax gain a different appearance than regular Dynamax Snorlax, and they can also unleash a G-Max Move called G-Max Replenish.
– TYPE: Normal
– ABILITY: Immunity / Thick Fat
– HEIGHT: 114’10″+
– WEIGHT: ????.? lbs.
It’s grown huge—as have the leftovers of its meals
The Berry seeds and small rocks that were tangled in its belly fur have undergone explosive growth thanks to the power of Gigantamaxing. With a tree sprouting upon its belly, this gigantic form of Snorlax has the majesty of a great mountain.
Whether because of the great weight of its stomach or its unchanged natural disposition, this Gigantamax Pokémon almost never moves. When the time comes to do battle, it lifts its upper body by just a tiny amount and attacks by flailing with its arms and legs. At first glance, you might think it’s not very serious about battling—but these actions pack a tremendous punch. In fact, Gigantamax Snorlax is said to be one of the strongest Dynamax Pokémon discovered.
The G-Max Move G-Max Replenish
When Snorlax is Gigantamaxed, its Normal-type attacks will be transformed into G-Max Replenish. G-Max Replenish doesn’t merely deal damage to targets—it can also restore any Berries that Gigantamax Snorlax’s allies have eaten during the battle!
Gigantamax Snorlax will appear in Max Raid Battles from Wednesday, December 4, until early January (subject to change). Check out the Pokémon Dens that dot the Wild Area, and try to battle Gigantamax Snorlax for yourself!
To face a Gigantamax Snorlax, you’ll need to connect to the internet. Connecting your Nintendo Switch system to the internet will automatically enable you to encounter the latest Pokémon appearing in the Wild Area. You can achieve the same results manually by opening the X menu in your game, selecting Mystery Gift, and then selecting Get the Wild Area News.
Gigantamax Snorlax to appear in an upcoming episode of the anime due to air on December 15th as Ash & Go travel to Galar, thanks to Serebii.