Gigantamax Snorlax Pokemon Sword and Shield

Millions of fans around the world are currently playing Pokémon Sword and Shield. Set in the Galar region, these twin games feature a new battle mechanic called Gigantamaxing. You can use Gigantamaxing to make Pokémon grow to enormous sizes and change form, giving them a hefty stat boost. Game Freak plans to support the games with regular in-game events. During these special events, you’ll have a much higher chance of encountering rare Gigantamax Pokémon in Max Raid battles. Next up on the schedule: a Gigantamax Snorlax event!

Players will have a high encounter rate for Gigantamax Snorlax starting on December 1. This event will through January 5. The latest Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer shows off the lovable giant in action. You can check it out below!

New Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer

About the Gigantamax Snorlax event

This massive Pokémon can’t even get up and move, but it’s still a tremendous threat. Here’s a full breakdown of what you can expect from this massive monster.

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!


Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.


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