Gigantamax Snorlax revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield

It’ll appear in Max Raid Battles from the 4th of December.

A new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield has been released, and a webpage for a new Gigantamax form – Gigantamax Snorlax! It will be available to battle in Max Raids, and potentially catch, from the 4th of December until early January. No specific end date is yet available.

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.

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!

The trailer has also presented the evolutions for the Galarian Starter Pokémon – yes, well after the game released, and alongside a ‘game footage in this video is not final’ message. Well, better late than never!

Are you keen to do battle with a Gigantamax Snorlax?