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Pokémon Sword & Shield

Pokémon Sword & Shield – Gigantamax Snorlax, Legendary Details

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo shared more information today regarding the newly-discovered Gigantamax Snorlax in Pokémon Sword and Shield, as well as the legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta.

Thanks to the power of Gigantamax, the Berry seeds and small rocks that tangled in Snorlax’s belly fur have undergone explosive growth, and now it has an entire tree growing on its stomach. Said to be one of the strongest Dynamax Pokémon ever discovered, it attacks by lifting its upper body the tiniest bit, flailing with its arms and legs. When Snorlax is Gigantamaxed, its Normal-type attacks will be transformed into G-Max Replenish, which deals damage to enemies and also restores any Berries allies have eaten during the fight.

Pokémon trainers can encounter Gigantamax Snorlax more frequently during Max Raid Battles from Wednesday, December 4 until early January.

In addition to the details regarding Gigantamax Snorlax, The Pokémon Company also divulged some information regarding legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta.

Zacian is a Fairy/Steel type Warrior Pokémon that attacks its foes using the sword it grips in its mouth. With this weapon’s super-sharp blade, Zacian can tear through the thick scales of Dragon-type Pokémon as if they were paper. Its Steel-type physical move—Behemoth Blade—causes the sword in its mouth to grow to enormous proportions. This attack is particularly effective against Dynamax Pokémon, and its destructive power is said to be enough to cleave the ocean in half.

Zamazenta is a Fighting/Steel type Warrior Pokémon that feds off the attacks of foes using the golden shield that covers its front. This formidable barrier is so strong that even the rending claws of Dragon-type Pokémon are unable to leave even a single minute scratch upon it. Steadfast, Zamazenta never flinches in its resolve, charging the enemy lines head on to defeat its opponents. Its armor serves as both defense and offense, as when Zamazenta uses its Behemoth Bash move, the winged armor on its front grows to massive proportions, and is then used to bash into a target with devastating force. Much like Zacian’s Behemoth Blade, this ability is particularly effective against Dynamax Pokémon, and is said to be so powerful that it is enough to bore straight through towering mountains.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are the latest entries in the Pokémon franchise, and are available right now on the Nintendo Switch.

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