December 13, 2019 1:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Pokémon Sword and Shield introduces us to over eighty new Pokémon to discover, a new region to explore and a lot of trainers to beat. With every new Pokémon game comes a new gameplay mechanic introduced as well, and for the eighth generation we discover the Dynamax phenomenon. A new ability that lets Pokémon turn into massive creatures with powerful new flashy moves. But there’s something even greater, Gigantamax Pokémon!

Certain Pokémon have the ability to Gigantamax and not only grow bigger, but temporarily change in form, as well as learn some exclusive G-Max moves. These Pokémon are harder to find, defeat and catch; this guide is meant to help you locate where these mons are so you can catch ’em all!

With every new Pokémon game comes a new gameplay mechanic introduced as well, and for the eighth generation we discover the Dynamax phenomenon. A new ability that lets Pokémon turn into massive creatures with powerful new flashy moves. But there’s something even greater, Gigantamax Pokémon!

Certain Pokémon have the ability to Gigantamax and not only grow bigger, but temporarily change in form, as well as learn some exclusive G-Max moves. These Pokémon are harder to find, defeat and catch; this guide is meant to help you locate where these mons are so you can catch ’em all!

This guide will show the locations of all thirteen Generation 8 Gigantamax Pokémon.

HOW TO FIND A G-MAX RAID

To find a Gigantamax Pokémon, you’ll have to go to certain areas in the Wild Area, where you’ll encounter dens. Some dens have a burst of light flowing through them, which means there’s a Raid going on inside it. The Pokémon is these raids are set to a specific Pokémon, and there’s a chance that said Pokémon could be a Gigantamax form. Dens can have to types of light bursts flowing through them, a pink burst or a more intense purple burst. The latter light has a higher chance of rare Pokémon appearing, so keep a lookout on those. If a den doesn’t have light coming through them, you can always throw in a Wishing Piece to force a raid to occur. These can be found or can be purchased in the Galar Region. They’re quite expensive so use them wisely.

GIGANTAMAX CORVIKNIGHT

First off we have Gigantamax Corviknight, which can be found in “Giant’s Cap” in the Wild Area. Pokémon Shield players will have a higher chance of finding this Pokémon in raids.

We recommend taking a Fire or Electric type Pokémon for this battle, since it’s Super Effective against it. It’s best stats are HP and Defense, so go all out using your strongest attacks against it.

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GIGANTAMAX ORBEETLE

Next we have G-Max Orbeetle, which can be found at either “Bridge Field” or “Dappled Grove” dens in the Wild Area.

This Pokémon has some great Defense and Special Defense, so it’ll resist some heavy hits, but its Bug/Psychic typing makes it weak against Fire, Flying, Rock, Bug, Ghost or Dark type moves.

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GIGANTAMAX DREDNAW

G-Max Drednaw can be found at “Giant’s Cap” dens in the Wild Area. Pokémon Sword players will have a higher chance of encountering a G-Max Drednaw in raids.

Before going into this battle, we recommend having a Grass type in your team, since the Water/Rock typing makes it x4 weak against it. Its High Attack stats make it a deadly opponent to face against.

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GIGANTAMAX COALOSSAL

This Gigantamax form is exclusive to Pokémon Sword and can not be found in Pokemon Shield. You can find this form in “Giant’s Seat” in the Wild Area.

Its Rock/Fire typing doesn’t do it any favors with its x4 weakness to both Water and Ground type moves. To compensate for that weakness, it has pretty good HP and Defense stats.

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GIGANTAMAX FLAPPLE/APPLETUN

Both Pokemon versions transform into the same forms when Gigantamaxing, though their stats are different. It can be found at the “Dappled Grove” in both game versions, though Flapple is exclusive to Sword and Appletun is exclusive to Shield.

Flapple has better Attack and Speed, while Appletun has better HP, Special Attack and Special Defense. Both have the same Defense stats. Both share the same typing, making them x4 weak against Ice type moves.

flapple appletun

GIGANTAMAX SANDACONDA

The Ground type Pokémon Sandaconda is located at dens in”Dusssty Bowl” in the Wild Area.

It’sss weak againssst Water, Grasss and Ice typesss. Itsss bessst ssstatsss are Attack and Defenssse. (That’s enough of that segment. Hopefully there’s no more snakes for the rest of this guide!)

sandaconda

GIGANTAMAX CENTISKORCH:

This Fire/Bug Pokémon can be found at the “Stony Wilderness” in the Wild Area.

Its typing makes it x4 weak against Rock types. It’s strong suits are HP and Attack, so be careful!

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GIGANTAMAX HATTERENE:

Next off is G-Max Hatterene, which is located at “Bridge Field” in the Wild Area.

Be extra careful with its Special Attack stats, which is a lot higher than its other, more decent stats. Use Poison, Ghost or Steel type moves for this fight.

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GIGANTAMAX GRIMMSNARL:

The Dark/Fairy type G-Max Grimmsnarl can be found at “Dusty Bowl” in the Wild Area.

Grimmsnarl has a great base attack stat so be careful for its punches. It also has some good HP and Special Attack stats so watch out for that as well. We recommend using Poison, Steel or Fairy type moves against it.

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GIGANTAMAX ALCREMIE

Alcremie gets a whole lot sweeter when gigantamaxing, as it transforms from whipped cream into a massive cake that looks like it came straight out of Carlo’s Bakery from “Cake Boss”. This creamy Pokémon can be found at “Bridge Field” in the Wild Area.

This Fairy type is weak against both Steel and Poison type moves, but it knows how to take a hit with its great Special Defense stats. Beware its Special Attacks as well as they can pack a punch!

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GIGANTAMAX COPPERAJAH

The Steel type elephant Copperajah can be found at the “Stony Wilderness” sector of the Wild Area.

Its best stats are HP and Attack, so be extra careful when facing against it. It’s weak to Fire, Fighting and Ground type moves.

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GIGANTAMAX DURALUDON

To end off the guide to hunting down G-Max Gen 8 Pokemon, we’re taking a look at Duraludon, the Steel/Dragon type Pokémon. It can be found in raids in “Giant’s Seat” at the Wild Area.

It’s weak against Fighting and Ground type moves. It’s unique typing makes it resistant to 9 different types, as well as being completely immune to Poison types. It’s best stats are Defense and Special Attack.

Duraludon

Stay tuned to our guides of all Generation 1 and 5 Gigantamax Pokémon locations, as well as all the Timed Exclusive Event Pokémon, the Secret Gigantamax Pokémon and the Currently Unavailable Gigantamax Pokémon.

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This post was written by Lucas Sierra

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