Gigantamax Snorlax Arrives in Pokemon Sword and Shield on December 4, Official Art for Starter Evolutions Released

  • GIgantamax Snorlax will be found in Max Raids on December 4

New Gigantamax Coming Soon and Starter Evo Information

On November 27, 2019, information on a brand-new Gigantamax Raid coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield was posted to the official Pokemon site.

Also, a new official Pokemon Sword and Shield video update was uploaded to YouTube. Gigantamax Snorlax, a monolith with an entire route on its chest, will be found in Max Raid Battles from December 4 to "early January".

Gigantamax Snorlax's signature move is G-Max Replenish, a Normal-type move that replenishes any berries the user has held in battle.

In addition, official artwork has been revealed for the starter Pokemon evolutions. 

  • Grookey's evolutions are Thwackey and Rillaboom
  • Sobble's evolutions are Drizzile and Intelleon
  • Scorbunny's evolutions are Raboot and Cinderace

All of the starter evolutions are mono-type, retaining their Fire, Water, or Grass-typing. 

Check out our other coverage of Sword and Shield below. Let us know what you think of the starters in the comments!

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