Pokemon Sword & Shield: How To Get Gigantamax Snorlax | Mystery Gift Guide [12/4]

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G-Max Snorlax has crash-landed into the Wilds in Pokémon Sword & Shield. This previously unavailable Pokémon is now a common character in Max Raid Dens — but only for a limited time. Starting [12/4/19] and ending on [1/5/20], you’ll be able to find G-Max Snorlax in any Raid Den. This massive lummox is so big, there’s practically an entire planet on his belly.

It’s important to know that G-Max Snorlax is only available if you connect to the internet first. If you don’t, you’ll only encounter normal Snorlax — G-Max Snorlax is the limited character we want. It has a ridiculously cool form that only appears when you Dynamax in battle. The rest of the time, this guy is a normal sleepy Snorlax.


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Gigantamax Snorlax is available for a limited time — the Pokémon is available during a special Max Raid Event, starting on 12/4/19 and ending 1/5/20. The special event introduces G-Max Snorlax, and he becomes a guaranteed spawn in the Wilds.

  • NOTE: You must connect online using the Mystery Gift to download the data for G-Max Snorlax! If you don’t get online, you won’t find him.
    • Access [Mystery Gift] and then select [Get Wild Area News] to begin the event.

Snorlax can appear in any Raid Den at 3, 4 or 5 Star level. If you get a 5 Star Snorlax and can’t win, just wait for the reset! The dens will reset periodically, so you can wait for a chance to complete an easier 3 or 4 Star raid. Snorlax is basically guaranteed to appear in one of the Raid Dens in the Wilds on each reset.

  • How To Get Gigantamax Snorlax
    • Between 12/4/19 and 1/5/20, G-Max Snorlax will appear in The Wilds as a Max Raid encounter. It can appear anywhere on the map.
    • Check all of your Raid Dens! Look for red / purple beams of light.
    • After encountered G-Max Snorlax, defeat it!
      • The Raid Host has a 100% chance of capturing, so you don’t have to waste valuable Pokeballs.

G-Max Snorlax is a super-impressive new form that’s only available now. If you don’t want to miss it, you better start hunting for Max Raids ASAP.