Gigantamax Snorlax Doesn't Block the Route, He Is the Route

Gigantamax Snorlax Doesn't Block the Route, He Is the Route

Max 'Lax impacts with stacked knickknacks he piggybacks.

Everyone's favorite large Pokemon son, Snorlax, is getting a tremendous Gigantamax form next month. If you think you're worthy, you can try to catch the big fella in a raid event running from December 4 until early January 2020.

Like all Gigantamax Pokemon, Snorlax takes on a whole new physical form when it grows. In this instance, it grows large enough to hold an entire park and a berry tree on its humongous stomach. Does that mean the tree's roots burrow into the beast's stomach? I guess it's possible, in which case it's a good thing nothing really bothers Snorlax except its perpetual, gnawing hunger.

Speaking of hunger, Gigantamax Snorlax's ability is G-Max Replenish, which restores a berry after Snorlax eats it. Thank Arceus, our big child will never go hungry again.

Gigantamax Snorlax's introduction piggybacks on a trailer that (finally) introduces the evolutions of Galar's starter Pokemon, Scorbunny, Grookey, and Sobble. You probably know Cinderace, Rillaboom, and Inteleon by now, but the video gives us our first glimpse of the evolutions' official artwork as well. Speaking for myself, I enjoyed the anticipation that came with waiting to see the starters' final forms. Game Freak typically pulls back the veil very early in new games' development, so I enjoyed being surprised.

If you're not big into surprises, well, we have tons of guides that'll help you get through Pokemon Sword and Shield's secrets in no time. Check out our guide on how to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist or our guide on Pokemon Sword and Shield's new Galarian forms.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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