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Gigantamax Gengar and Grimmsnarl Will Haunt Pokemon Sword and Shield Dens in October

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Pokemon Sword and Shield are getting into the seasonal spirit. Two of the more spooky characters will both be showing up more often in its Max Raids. Should you look for fights online or in Wild Area dens, you’ll have a better chance of running into both Gigantamax Gengar and Grimmsnarl until October 31, 2020.

Of course, they aren’t the only two Pokemon appearing more frequently. This is actually a more general dark and ghost-type Pokemon event for the month. In addition to those characters, you might also see Drifblim, Dusknoir, Hydreigon, and Morpeko. Earlier forms of those characters, like Deino, Duskull, Impidimp, Morgrem, and Zweilous too.

There’s a lot happening in Pokemon Sword and Shield in general right now. The Crown Tundra DLC is about to launch on October 22, 2020. Codes for Ash’s Pikachu variants, which are versions of Pikachu all wearing his hats from throughout the anime series, are appearing. We’ll also see physical all-in-one versions of the game that include it and the expansion pass on a cartridge in November 2020.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are available for the Nintendo Switch. People will have an easier time finding Gigantamax Gengar and Grimmsnarl Max Raids in-game until October 31, 2020, due to the latest Wild Area event.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.