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Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Raids Start June 2, 2020

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The next round of Pokemon Sword and Shield raids are about to begin, and this time Gigantamax Pokemon are on deck. Between June 2-29, 2020, people will see these sorts of special characters more often in matches, to help fill any gaps in their catalog. [Thanks, Serebii!]

Depending on the game version people have, they will end up seeing different characters in these Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax raids. Serebii pointed out all the characters you will be able to catch in both games during this period.

Here are the Pokemon Sword Gigantamax Max Raid Pokemon, according to Serebii:

  • Alcremie
  • Appletun
  • Centiskorch
  • Corviknight
  • Duraludon
  • Garbodor
  • Gengar
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Kingler
  • Lapras
  • Snorlax
  • Toxtricity (Amped Form)

Here are the Pokemon Shield Gigantamax Max Raid Pokemon:

  • Butterfreee
  • Charizard
  • Coalossal
  • Copperajah
  • Drednaw
  • Flapple
  • Hatterne
  • Machamp
  • Orbeetle
  • Sandaconda
  • Snorlax
  • Toxtricity (Low Key Form)

As a reminder, when you’re in the Wild Area in-game you can check to see if people around you are participating in raids that wouldn’t otherwise appear in your game and join them to catch those characters.

A lot is happening in Pokemon Sword and Shield at the moment. Some sort of announcement related to the games’ expansions will come on June 2, 2020. A bunch of Galarian versions of Pokemon with their Hidden Abilities are being given away as Mystery Gifts too.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are available for the Nintendo Switch.

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.