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Gigantamax Meowth - Max Raid Battle Event

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Check out this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide on the limited time Max Raid Battle Event for Gigantamax Meowth! Includes den location, stats, moveset, how to beat, & how to get!!!

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Gigantamax Meowth Appears

Get G-Max Meowth In Max Raid Battles

Gigantamax Meowth
Event DurationMay 26th, 2020 ~ June 2nd, 2020

G-Max Goldrush

Gigantamax Meowth

Gigantamax Meowth's ability G-Max Goldrush is an interesting one, because it actually rewards you with money for every consecutive hit! We've listed the exact numbers in detail on our money-making guide, but suffice it to say you can make 99,999 pokedollars per battle. This means it'll be quite worth your while to capture this Pokemon!

Check Out Our Money Farming Guide Here

Hidden Ability Meowth Might Appear As Well

Because Gigantamax Pikachu with their hidden ability appeared in the previous event, we think it is likely that the same will be true for Meowth. This could be a chance to get a unique Gigantamax Meowth with a hidden ability! Meowth's Hidden Ability is Unnerve, which prevents opponents from eating berries. This isn't quite so useful, but it's worth having for collection purposes.

Location Of The Den

Can Appear In Any Den

Gigantamax Meowth will appear at random dens in the Wild Area, just like the two Pokemon events before him.

Check Out Other Gigantamax Pokemon List Here!

Can You Evolve Gigantamax Meowth?

Similar to Gigantamax Pikachu, Gigantamax Meowth obtained through this Wild Area event cannot be evolved!

Previously Obtained Through Pre-Order

This is the first time that Gigantamax Meowth will be obtainable in-game without any other special requirements. Players were previously able to get this Pokemon by pre-ordering Pokemon Sword and Shield and getting Meowth through a Mystery Gift code.

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Recommended Pokemon To Bring

Recommended Pokemon


MovesDynamax Cannon
Item Choice Specs
EVs Sp. Atk 252, Speed 252, HP 4

Many people's standard fare for Max Raid Battles, Eternatus, works quite well against Meowth! This Pokemon is more than capable of taking out Meowth, with its only real downside being the length of the Dynamax Cannon animation!


Superpower or Hammer Arm
ItemLight Clay
EVs Atk 252, Speed 252, HP 4

Grimmsnarl is always a useful Pokemon to have in a Max Raid Battle due to its ability to set up long-lasting walls! Additionally, it can learn several fighting type moves, which can deal super-effective damage to Meowth. Taunt is also good in case Meowth tries to buff itself up.

Check Out More Detailed Grimmsnarl Competitive Builds


AbilityClear Body
MovesDragon Darts or Outrage
Item Choice Band
EVs Atk 252, Speed 252, HP 4

Dragapult is a good choice simple for its Ghost typing, giving it immune to Meowth's STAB normal moves. Its great stats and powerful dragon type moves also work well to take out Meowth, which is relatively fragile.

Check Out More Detailed Dragapult Builds

Other Pokemon

Past Legendaries/Event Pokemon
LunalaLunala MarshadowMarshadow Dawn Wings NecrozmaDawn Wings Necrozma

The above legendary (or event) Pokemon were made avaiable in the February Pokemon Home Update, so if you haven't already make sure to transfer them over! These 3 are ideal because they are immune to normal moves and have super-effective Fighting moves to use against Meowth. If you don't have these, any legendary that resists or is immune to normal moves and has a fighting move will do.

What Are Limited Time Max Raid Battle Events?

Increase Spawn Rate of Pokemon

Max Raid Battle Events

Limited Time Max Raid Battles are events that increase the spawn rate of certain Pokemon for a certain amount of time! These events allow you to encounter rare Pokemon more frequently, giving you a chance to catch them!

Check Out Max Raid Battle Events Here!

Gigantamax Meowth Stats and Moveset

Base Stats


Note that Gigantamax Meowth's stats are the same as regular Meowth.

Check Out Meowth's Moves and Stats Here

Gigantamax Meowth Possible Moveset

G-Max Gold RushNormal Icon

※ The move list will be updated on May 19th when the fight becomes available!!!

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