More Gigantamax Pokémon Forms Revealed
The Pokémon Company put out a new video showing some of the new Gigantamax forms that Pokémon will be able to change into in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Gigantamaxing is an extension of the new Dynamaxing feature; while Dynamaxing causes Pokémon to become enlarged, Gigantamaxing builds on this by having the Pokémon’s appearance change as well as providing access to even more powerful moves called G-Max Moves.
The new Pokémon shown to get Gigantamax forms are Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree. Gigantamax Pikachu gains G-Max Volt Crash, which deals damage and causes paralysis on all opponents. Gigantamax Charizard’s G-Max Wildfire deals damage when used but also deals damage to any non-Fire-type Pokémon for the next four turns. Gigantamax Eevee’s G-Max Cuddle deals damage and causes any opposing Pokémon of the opposite gender to become infatuated. Meowth’s Gigantamax form causes it to stretch and Normal-type attacks turn into G-Max Gold Rush, causing damage and scattering coins to give a hefty post-battle cash bonus. Gigantamax Butterfree’s Bug-type attacks change to G-Max Befuddle, which deals damage and causes opponents to become poisoned, become paralyzed, or fall asleep.
Those who have a save file of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on their Nintendo Switch system will receive a Pikachu with the ability to Gigantamax, while those who have a save file of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch system will receive a Eevee with the ability to Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Finally, the Pokémon Company also recently revealed a special Galarian variant of Ponyta. The Galarian Ponyta is a Psychic-type and will only appear naturally in Pokémon Shield, though it can be traded to Pokémon Sword.
Pokémon Sword and Shield will be released simultaneously worldwide for Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019. The games will take place in the new region of Galar, where Pokémon battles are very popular, often taking place in stadiums and broadcast on TV across the region.