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Gigantamax Snorlax Heading to Sword & Shield Next Month

  1. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    It has now been almost two weeks since Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield were released for the Nintendo Switch but news for the games hasn't slowed down with a brand new announcement being made today.

    In a new trailer for the games it has been revealed that trainers will be able to get their hands on a Gigantamax Snorlax in Max Raids from early next month. The trailer also reveals the second and third stage evolutions for the three starter Pokémon. You can check out the trailer above and more information on the reveals below!

    First up we have Gigantamax Snorlax, which players will have a chance of encountering in Max Raid Battles from Wednesday the 4th of December until early January. When Snorlax is Gigantamaxed its Normal-type moves transform into G-Max Replenish, a move that damages foes and also restores any berries that Gigantamax Snorlax's allies have eaten during the battle.

    Next up we have the Thwackey and Rillaboom, the evolved forms of Grookey.

    Category: Beat Pokémon
    Type: Grass
    Height: 2'4"
    Weight: 30.9 lbs.
    Ability: Overgrow

    Grookey’s Evolution has caused its stick to change as well. The stick has split into two, and it uses them to keep rhythm. To be able to drum faster and longer than anyone else, it devotes itself entirely to its practice with these sticks. Sometimes Thwackey becomes so focused on its practice that it doesn’t even hear the orders of its Trainer. To develop its sense of rhythm, Thwackey keeps the beat alive during its daily life. It walks while swaying back and forth to a beat and drumming with its sticks. Some Thwackey have even been seen to keep rhythm while eating.

    Category: Drummer Pokémon
    Type: Grass
    Height: 6'11"
    Weight: 198.4 lbs.
    Ability: Overgrow

    As Thwackey evolves, its two sticks develop into two sticks and a stump drum. In battle, Rillaboom unleashes powerful sound waves with its drumming and throws opponents about by controlling the roots of its stump. The skills it honed while it was a Thwackey are put on full display. Rillaboom has a gentle nature and won’t involve itself in trivial fights. However, it is extremely sensitive to any actions that could risk the harmony around it and keeps such actions strictly in check. Rillaboom also has a strong sense of solidarity with others, and it will fight ferociously when its allies are in trouble.

    Next up we have the evolved forms of Scorbunny, Raboot and Cinderace:

    Category: Rabbit Pokémon
    Type: Fire
    Height: 2'
    Weight: 19.8 lbs.
    Ability: Blaze

    The fur that covers Raboot’s body has changed to become more effective against cold weather. This thick fur is also good for controlling the Pokémon’s fire energy, which allows it to unleash its full power in a shorter amount of time. The temperature on its brow and the soles of its feet has increased since evolving, and Raboot uses these areas to deal flaming-hot headbutts and kicks. Favoring the powerful legs it gained through Evolution, Raboot keeps both hands tucked into the thick fur around its waist when it acts. To better train its kicking attacks, Raboot tries not to use its hands at all, which also seems to be effective in keeping it from losing body heat. It’s also not unusual for Raboot to jump high and kick down Berries that grow in tall trees, juggling them on its feet as it eats them.

    Category: Striker Pokémon
    Type: Fire
    Height: 4'7"
    Weight: 72.8 lbs.
    Ability: Blaze

    Cinderace has excellent physical abilities and boasts some of the best skills among all Pokémon when it comes to explosive force, jumping ability, and kicking power. It’s got a strong core and great balance, meaning that it can unleash powerful kicks from any position. Cinderace attacks using a soccer ball made of fire, which it creates by pouring its fire energy into a small stone. It plays with opponents by using its artful footwork—kicking its ball about as it feints this way or that to throw opponents off in their timing or putting a spin on the ball for an attack that’s hard to evade.

    Last up we have Drizzile and Inteleon, the evolved forms of Sobble:

    Category: Water Lizard Pokémon
    Type: Water
    Height: 2'4"
    Weight: 25.4 lbs.
    Ability: Torrent

    Drizzile uses its long and dexterous tongue, which is coated in mucus, both for battle and for eating. This tongue is usually kept within its mouth, but when necessary, it can be launched in a quick shot to strike at Drizzile’s prey. It’s only during these moments that this usually lethargic Pokémon demonstrates a shocking degree of focus. Drizzile is a very cautious Pokémon. It sets up numerous traps in the area where it lives, using the Water-type moves it excels in. It also engages in hit-and-run tactics utilizing the landscape around it and devises strategies that take full advantage of its ability to turn invisible when wet.

    Category: Secret Agent Pokémon
    Type: Water
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 99.6 lbs.
    Ability: Torrent

    Inteleon’s rail-thin body hides a variety of surprising tricks within it. Its fingertips can fire out water that has been compressed within its body—shooting it out at a speed of Mach 3—to hit opponents where they’re weakest. Inteleon also has special lenses in its eyes and a sharp knife hidden in its tail. These hidden tricks allow it to adapt to any situation. Inteleon possesses great intellect and thinks deeply about things, calmly and deliberately. It is also known for its chivalrous behavior. In battle, it analyzes the weaknesses and habits of its opponents to devise strategies against them. Inteleon also appears to show absolute loyalty to Trainers it has recognized as worthy.

    Will you be training Gigantamax Snorlax and are you happy with the evolved forms of our beloved Galar starters? Let us know in the comments!
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