Gigantimax Snorlax is hugeSource: Game Freak (screenshot)

What you need to know

  • Gigantamaxing is a feature that allows certain Pokémon to become absolutely massive.
  • Gigantamax Snorlax is coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield on December 4 and will be available through January 5.
  • Trainers can grab Gigantamax Snorlax by taking part in Max Raid battles in the Wild Area.

An enormous Pokémon is arriving in Pokémon Sword and Shield very soon. You'll be able to catch a Gigantamax Snorlax from December 4 to January 5, 2020, so you'll have a month to work on grabbing that extra large fellow. In order to catch this huge Pokémon, you'll need to participate in Max Raid battles in the Wild Area. If you want a glimpse of what this massive boy looks like in the arena, you can check out the trailer below.

Gigantamax Snorlax becomes so large that it barely has to move in order to be extremely dangerous to his opponent. Due to having leftover food in its fur, an entire ecosystem springs up and grows on top of Snorlax as a result of the Gigantamaxing process.

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