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Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax | Location and how to catch

Do you want to get your hands on a Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax? Snorlax is one of the biggest bois in Pokemon Sword and Shield and he’s a fan favorite stretching all the way back to the original games. Now, this extra-fluffy Pokemon is getting even bigger now that he’s been announced as one of the ‘mons that are capable of activating a Gigantamax mode.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax | Where to find Gigantamax Snorlax

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax

Where can you find the Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax? You can find Gigantamax Snorlax in the same place that you find pretty much every other Pokemon of this type: a Raid Den.

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Raid Dens look like glowing rocks; they’re typically found out in the Wild Area, the massive open-world section of Pokemon Sword and Shield. These dens can be activated and they’ll show you which Gigantamax Pokemon is currently available. It will require you and some friends to get together in order to beet these extra beefy Pokemon.

One question remains, though: when will you be able to get your hands on a Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax | When can you catch him?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax

The window to catch your Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax is going to open before the end of 2019 and stretch a ways into 2020. According to a recent trailer uploaded to the official Pokemon YouTube channel, you’ll be able to start catching Gigantamax Snorlax on December 4, 2019. The capture period will last until an unannounced time in early 2020.

It should be noted that there is a disclaimer on the video at the bottom of the screen which warns that this schedule can change. The odds are good that it won’t be delayed, but it’s still very possible. In the meantime, you can see the Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax in action in the trailer below.