The official Pokémon Sword and Shield website announced that some Gigantamax Pokémon will become more common during specific time periods. Features: From today players will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles. Players of Pokémon Sword will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Flapple, Alcremie and Coalossal and players of Pokémon Shield will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Appletun, Alcremie and Lapras Notes: to enjoy this feature you’ll need to connect to the internet. Connecting your Nintendo Switch system to the internet will automatically enable you to encounter the latest Pokémon appearing in the Wild Area. You can achieve the same results manually by opening the X menu in your game, selecting Mystery Gift, and then selecting Get the Wild Area News.