Scheduled for conclusion on April 27, 2020 at 4:59 PM PT / 7:59 PM ET, players will still have the last chance to experience Pokemon Sword & Shield’s Gigantamax Charizard Event.
Players who are searching for Gigantamax versions of Charizard are likely to encounter it during the limited-period campaign. In addition, Pokemons such as Copperajah, Duralodon, and Garbodor are also making increased spawns in their own respective Gigantamax rendition as well.
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Version-specific Five-star Gigantic Monsters
Players are likely to come across the aforementioned Pokemon in both Pokemon Sword & Shield. But each monster’s five-star versions are exclusive to a specific Pokemon game.
For instance, a five-star Gigantamax appearance of Charizard and Garbodor is version-exclusive to Pokemon Shield. Whereas, five-star emergence of Copperajah and Duralodon is version-exclusive to Pokemon Sword.
Players who seek to encounter the five-star versions of the monster that is not exclusive to their game can still do so via the Y-comm. This means joining other players who have the opposite version of Pokemon and raiding five-star dens.
Furthermore, using the Y-comm also nullifies the need for each player to be owners of both versions of the game to get the full experience of the ongoing event.
More Contents to Come
Pokemon Sword & Shield developer Game Freak currently has their hands tied to both titles’ upcoming DLC.
The news about the games’ expansions, which will come in two separate schedules, are nothing new, however.
The games’ first expansion, Isle of Armor, takes players to a familiar island. The expansion follows a journey of you as a student under a Pokemon League Champion named Mustard. Players who will get to finish the Isle of Armor will get a never-before-seen mythical Pokemon called Kubfu.
Still to take form by planning, the second DLC is labeled ‘The Crown Tundra.’ Reportedly, it will introduce new cooperative gameplay into the game. Specifically, the ability to explore dens with fellow players. Fans of the games would have had this feature wished and is now indeed coming when the second DLC arrives sometime this year.
Then, there is also the announcement of a new mythical monster called Zarude also making its way into the game later this year. Further disclosure also suggests of the said monster bearing a unique move called ‘jungle healing.’
Pokemon Sword & Shield was released worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019.
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