Pokémon Sword & Shield are less than a month away, but that hasn’t stopped new information on the games from being released. Today, five new special Gigantamax Forms were unveiled: Gigantamax Charizard, Gigantamax Pikachu, Gigantamax Eevee, Gigantamax Meowth, and Gigantamax Charizard. You can see all of them in the trailer above and can find out more information about them down below.
- Gigantamax Charizard grows into a fearsome looking fiery “dragon” (it remains Fire/Flying-type, though) and its Fire-type moves gain the special G-Max move G-Max Wildfire, which doesn’t just do damage when it hits, but also continues to damage any Pokémon that isn’t a Fire-type for four turns.
- Gigantamax Pikachu sees Pikachu return to a gigantic version of its old artwork proportions where Pikachu was a bit less slender than it is today. Its Electric-type moves gain the special G-Max move G-Max Volt Crash, which does damage and paralyzes all opponents, even opponents that are immune to Electric-type moves such as Mudsdale, as shown in the trailer.
- Gigantamax Eevee has Eevee turn into a large, fluffy Gigantamax form of itself. Its Normal-type moves become the special G-Max move G-Max Cuddle, which does damage and also any opposing Pokémon of the opposite gender will become infatuated as well.
- Gigantamax Meowth becomes a very long cat, similar to the old meme, and actually becomes taller than even Gigantamax Charizard at 108’3″. Its Normal-type moves become G-Max Gold Rush, which deals damage to opponents and scatters a lot of coins after the battle, likely making it useless in intense fights but excellent for making money in-game. It does confuse its target, however.
- Gigantamax Butterfree is the final of the new Gigantamax forms revealed today and its wings glow and glisten a beautiful color. It retains Compound Eyes for its ability and its Bug-type moves also become G-Max Befuddle, which does damage and also causes opponents to become Poisoned, Asleep, or Paralyzed.
How to Obtain
The methods of obtaining some of these vary. Nothing specific is mentioned for Charizard or Butterfree, so they are presumably available in-game without any issue. However, the other three have more specific methods:
- Gigantamax Pikachu is available only if you have gameplay records of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on your Nintendo Switch system.
- Gigantamax Eevee is similar, except you need to have gameplay records of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! instead.
- Gigantamax Meowth is only available as an early-purchase bonus, available via Mystery Gift’s Get via Internet option from launch until January 15, 2020.
Here’s the official artwork of the new Gigantamax forms:
And here are a few screenshots: