Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Find Gigantamax Gengar
This unique version of Gengar is appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles for a limited time.
Trainers, a new event in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield is causing three Gigantamax Pokemon to appear more frequently in Max Raid Battles for a limited time.
From now until March 25, 2020 at 4:59 p.m. PT, you’ll have the chance to find Gigantamax Gengar, Gigantamax Snorlax, and Gigantamax Machamp more frequently than you normally can.
If you’re having trouble finding Gigantamax Gengar, our guide is designed to help you out!
First, a refresher: Active Max Raid Battles can be found at Pokemon Dens in the Wild Area that have a beam of light shooting out of them into the sky.
When you interact with a Den, you’ll want to look for the silhouette that’s in the screenshot below. If you see this Pokemon, you’ve found Gigantamax Gengar!
If you check every active Den in the Wild Area and don’t come across a Gigantamax Gengar, all hope is not lost. For one, if you complete every Raid in the Wild Area, you’ll cause more Raids to appear that you can check.
Plus, you can cause a new Max Raid Battle to appear at any time by throwing a Wishing Piece into a Den that doesn’t have a Max Raid Battle currently available. To do this, simply interact with an inactive Den to collect your Watts, and then interact with the Den a second time. You’ll be asked if you want to throw a Wishing Piece into the Den. Select “Yes” to use the Wishing Piece and a Pokemon will appear in the Den. It will have the chance to be a Gigantamax Gengar. (You can buy Wishing Pieces from the Watts traders found in the Wild Area.)
Finally, you may be able to find Gigantamax Gengar in a Max Raid Battle that’s being hosted by another player. To do this, press “Y” on your controller to open the Y-COMM menu. Make sure you’re connected to the internet, and then look for the Gigantamax Gengar silhouette on one of the stamps in the list. If you’re fast, you may be able to join the player’s battle for a chance to take on Gigantamax Gengar.