Gigantamax Butterfree, Drednaw, and Corviknight more likely to appear in Pokemon Sword & Shield Max Raid Battles Starting Today

Good luck out there, trainers!

In Max Raid Battles, four Trainers team up to take on a wild Dynamax Pokémon. But in extremely rare cases, a Gigantamax Pokémon can appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon. Normally, your chances of encountering a Gigantamax Pokémon are very, very small. However, we’ve discovered that certain Gigantamax Pokémon become more common during specific time periods!

From Friday, November 15, 2019, until early January 2020, players will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Butterfree in Max Raid Battles.

During this same period, players of Pokémon Sword will also be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Drednaw and players of Pokémon Shield will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Corviknight!

And it seems there may even be other Gigantamax Pokémon that could appear more often than usual, so be sure to give Max Raid Battles a try!

We suspect that the Gigantamax Pokémon you’re likely to encounter will change over time, too, so stay tuned!

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, pokemon, switch


Sat Nov 16 19 03:00pm
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Man, this is kinda what I didn't want. One thing I don't like about Pokemon Go is that it feels like a company is just hitting switches to change spawn/catch rates all the time rather than me "discovering" something.

It absolutely is a great thing when it brings people together irl. Not sure about it on these games though.

Is there a way to tell before the battle starts if the pokemon will be Gigantamax or do the portals look exactly the same? Also, does it mention it's a Gigantamax when fighting it or do you have to rely on knowing what visual difference is between the Dynamax and Giga versions? Thanks!


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