Gigantamax Locations Guide in Pokemon Sword and Shield

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Pokemon Sword and Shield brought upon a feature called Gigantamax. It is a variation of Dynamax, which allows the Pokemon to grow in size. Gigantamax is only available to a couple of Pokemon, and they can be caught in some areas where Pokemon Dens exist. That’s why we’ll present a list of Gigantamax Locations so that you can catch the Pokemon with the Gigantamax that you want.

Keep in mind that these Pokemon Dens will not always spawn a Pokemon. It all depends on spawn rates and other things. If you want to get some, be alert and attentive to any Gigantamax events where the spawn rates will increase.

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Good luck when it comes to catching these Pokemon and more. Plus, Pokemon that have Gigantamax will have a G-Max move that can be used.

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List of Gigantamax Locations

PokemonG-Max MoveLocation
AlcremieG-Max Finale (Fairy-type)Bridge Field
AppletunG-Max Sweetness (Grass-type)Dappled Grove (Shield Only)
ButterfreeG-Max Beffudle (Bug-type)Rolling Fields (Two Locations)
CentiskorchG-Max Centiferno (Fire-type)Stony Wilderness
CharizardG-Max Wildfire (Fire-type)Lake of Outrage
CoalassalG-Max Volcalith (Rock-type)Giant’s Seat (Sword Only)
CopperajahG-Max Steelsurge (Steel-type)Stony Wilderness
CorviknightG-Max Wind Rage (Flying-type)Giant’s Cap
DrednawG-Max Stonesurge (Water-type)Giant’s Cap
DuraludonG-Max Depletion (Dragon-type)Giant’s Seat
FlappleG-Max Tartness (Grass-type)Dappled Grove (Sword Only)
GarbodorG-Max Malodor (Poison-type)East Lake Axewell
GengarG-Max Terror (Ghost-type)Stony Wilderness (Shield Only)
GrimmsnarlG-Max Snooze (Dark-type)Dusty Bowl
HattereneG-Max Smite (Fairy-type)Bridge Field
KinglerG-Max Foam Burst (Water-type)South Lake Miloch or West Lake Axewell
LaprasG-Max Resonance (Ice-type)Giant’s Seat (Shield Only)
MachampG-Max Chi Strike (Fighting-type)Stony Wilderness (Sword Only)
OrbeetleG-Max Gravitas (Psychic-type)Bridge Field or Dappled Grove
SandacondaG-Max Sandblast (Ground-type)Dusty Bowl (Two Locations)

Related: All Mythical Pokemon List from Gen 1-8

List of Gigantamax Pokemon Not Obtained in Dens

There are a couple of Pokemon that have Gigantamax forms that are not always obtainable through Pokemon Dens.

PokemonG-Max MoveHow to Obtain
EeveeG-Max Cuddle (Normal-type)Let’s Go Eevee Reward from the Wild Area Train Station
MeowthG-Max Gold Rush (Normal-type)Can Be Obtained from a Mystery Gift
PikachuG-Max Volt Crash (Electric-type)Let’s Go Pikachu Reward from the Wild Area Train Station
SnorlaxG-Max Replenish (Normal-type)Limited Event Release
ToxtricityG-Max Stun Shock (Electric-type)Limited Event Release

List of Gigantamax Locations In Armor of Isle DLC

The Armor of Isle DLC brought forth new Gigantamax forms. Some can still be obtained in some Pokemon Dens, and some that you just have to give an item. The item that you need to give a Pokemon is Max Soup to give them the Gigantamax ability.

PokemonG-Max MoveHow to Obtain/Location
BlastoiseG-Max Cannonade (Water-type)Stepping-Stone Sea or Workout Sea
CinderaceG-Max Fireball (Fire-type)Give Max Soup
InteleonG-Max Hydrosnipe (Water-type)Give Max Soup
RillaboomG-Max Drum Solo (Grass-type)Give Max Soup
Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)G-Max Rapid Flow (Water-type)Give Max Soup with Max Honey
Urshifu (Single Strike Style)G-Max One Blow (Dark-type)Give Max Soup with Max Honey
VenusaurG-Max Vine Lash (Grass-type)Forest of Focus or Training Lowlands

In Closing

Now that you have an idea of the different Gigantamax locations in Sword and Shield, why don’t you start hunting them? Granted, the encounter rates are low; that’s part of the allure and challenge if you finally catch one or all of them.

Catching all of them can be tricky since some are limited until Nintendo decides to release them. Perhaps in the future, Nintendo will continue supporting this game, releasing future DLCs.

Those DLCs could contain more Gigantamax forms if they want to. We’ll update the list if that ever happens. But as of now, that doesn’t seem to be the case which isn’t that bad.

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