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Pokemon Sword and Shield: Which Pokemon can you find in every G-Max den

Published: 11/Feb/2020 10:04

by Paul Cot


The new Max Raid Battles feature in Pokemon Sword and Shield allows trainers to encounter Dynamax Pokemon. Beyond that, there are also special G-Max dens which contain rare Gigantamax Pokemon. Here are the dens you can find them in.

There are 99 dens in the vast expanse of land that is the Pokemon Sword and Shield wild area. The majority of these are standard dens where you can encounter Dynamax Pokemon.

Rare Raid Battles

However, some of these, 22 to be precise, are ‘G-Max dens’, otherwise known as rare dens. These contain Gigantamax Pokemon with special G-Max Moves, although the chances of coming across one are still unlikely.

Pokemon Sword Shield Max Raid Battle Den
Max Raid Battle dens are found in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s wild area…

So, even when entering one of the G-Max dens the odds are still stacked against you. You will have a 5% chance of encountering a Gigantamax Pokemon – a 1 in 20 chance.

This does change for official Gigantamax events as the odds drastically increase to 50%. Toxtricity is currently featured and will remain so all the way to Saturday, March 7. Unlike other Gigantamax species, Toxtricity, and other featured Pokemon, can be found randomly at any G-Max den.

These rare Raid Battles are highlighted by the type of light coming from the den. They will have a thick purple light coming out of them, while conversely, standard dens will have a thin red light.

Which Gigantamax Pokemon appear at which den?

Here’s a map of which Gigantamax Pokemon you can expect to encounter in each rare den:

Pokemon Sword Shield Gigantamax Den Map
Map of the rare G-Max den locations in the Pokemon Sword and Shield wild area…

And if none of the icons are clear enough here they are in text form:

  • Lake of Outrage: Charizard
  • Giant’s Cap 1: Drednaw
  • Giant’s Cap 2: Corviknight
  • Dusty Bowl 1: Grimmsnarl
  • Dusty Bowl 2 and 3: Sandaconda
  • Stony Wilderness 1: Centiskorch
  • Stony Wilderness 2: Machamp (Sword), Gengar (Shield)
  • Stony Wilderness 3: Ditto
  • Stony Wilderness 4: Copperajah
  • Bridge Field 1: Orbeetle
  • Bridge Field 2: Alcremie
  • Bridge Field 3: Hatterene
  • Giant’s Seat 1: Daruludon
  • Giant’s Seat 2: Coalossal (Sword), Lapras (Shield)
  • South Lake Miloch 1: Kingler
  • Rolling Fields 1 and 2: Butterfree
  • East Lake Axwell 1: Kingler
  • Dappled Grove 1: Orbeetle
  • Dappled Grove 2: Flapple/Appletun
  • West Lake Axwell: Garbodar

If these Gigantamax species aren’t syncing with your Pokemon Sword and Shield game try downloading the latest data by connecting your Nintendo Switch to the internet.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.