Pokémon: Gigantamax Lapras, Centiscorch to appear in Max Raid Battles
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It’s a new month and that means there’s a new Wild Area update in Pokémon Sword and Shield. The month of December will feature Gigantamax Lapras and Gigantamax Centiscorch in Max Raid Battles along with other Ice and Fire-type Pokémon.

To find these Pokémon, you need to search for Max Raid Dens with a red beam of light. Here are all the different Pokémon you can catch during the event, and how to bring down Lapras and Centiscorch.

Pokémon appearing in Max Raid Battles


  • Lapras
  • Weavile
  • Avalugg


  • Centiscorch
  • Rapidash
  • Turtonator

Lapras Encounters

Lapras is an Ice/Water-type, which means it’s weak to Fighting, Rock, and Electric-type moves. To counter it, you want to take a Pokémon with a strong move from any of these types. You can also go with Zacian or Zamazenta since their anti-Dynamax attacks will inflict massive damage to Lapras. Both of these Legendary Pokémon are also Steel-type, so they will resist Lapras’ G-Max Resonance attack.

Since G-Max Resonance will give Lapras a barrier that reduces the damage it takes, we suggest you take the move Brick Break. This will get rid of the Aurora Veil and inflict super-effective damage. Counters other than Zacian and Zamazenta include:

  • Keldeo
  • Pangoro
  • Scrafty
  • Cobalion
  • Machamp
  • Zeraora
  • Toxtricity
  • Electivire
  • Magnezone

Centiscorch Encounters

As a Bug/Fire-type, Centiscorch has a 4x weakness to Rock-type attacks. Rock also resists Fire-type moves, so this makes it the perfect option against Centiscorch. Stone Edge and Rock Slide are great Rock-type attacks to use. Here are some of the best Rock-type Pokémon you can choose from:

  • Terrakion
  • Nihilego
  • Rhyperior
  • Tyranitar
  • Gigalith
  • Coalossal

Lapras, Centiscorch, and the others will be in raids until December 31 at 3:59 PM PT. Be sure to hop on and catch one while you can, otherwise, you will have a very low chance of finding one.