Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield: All Gigantamax Pokemon

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In Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield there is a new addition called Gigantamax. Giganatamax as the name suggests turns normal Pokemon into giants and changes their appearance. So far there have been a number of Gigantamax Pokemon shown off. Below is our list of all Gigantamax Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Gigantamax Pokemon List

Gigantamax is essentially a new form of Mega Evolution from previous generations. When a Pokemon undergoes Gigantamax it will grow in size and change its appearance. It also receives boosts to its stats and access to special G-Max Moves. Not every Pokemon can use Gigantamaxing, so keep that in mind when consulting the list below.

  • Gigantamax Charizard
  • Gigantamax Pikachu
  • Gigantamax Eevee
  • Gigantamax Butterfree
  • Gigantamax Meowth
  • Gigantamax Corviknight
  • Gigantamax Alcremie
  • Gigantamax Drednaw

Note that Gigantamax is not like Dynamixing, as it is exclusive to specific Pokemon (much like Mega Evolution in previous generations.)

Gigantamax Charizard

Image showing the Gigantamax Charizard in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

G-Max Move: G-Max Wildfire.

How to Get: Max Raid Battles.

Description: “Charizard’s flames have become enhanced with Gigantamax power and now form wings on its back. These wings are hotter than magma, and Charizard can fire them off to scorch its opponents!”

The flames inside its body have become stronger, and now fire erupts from its mouth and horns in addition to its tail. It seems that the strength of the flames increases when Charizard roars.”

When Gigantamax Charizard is active all fire type attacks change into G-Max Wildfire. This attack deals damage to every type of Pokemon, but also has a unique passive that deals damage to all Pokemon that are not fire type over four turns.

Gigantamax Pikachu

Image showing the Gigantamax Pikachu in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

G-Max Move: G-Max Volt Crash.

How to Get: Event Pokemon that can be acquired by having play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on your Nintendo Switch.

Description: “It’s become so powerful that now it can produce enough electricity to rival a power plant! However, using this electricity to help power people’s homes seems difficult, as Pikachu can only remain Gigantamaxed for a short time.

All the electricity it generates in the sacs in its cheeks is stored in its tail. In battle, it will strike opponents with its tail and send a jolt of electricity through them as great as any lightning strike!

When Gigantamax Pikachu is active all Electric type attacks change into G-Max Volt Crash. This attack deals damage and is guaranteed to paralyze all Pokemon including Ground-type.

Gigantamax Eevee

Image showing the Gigantamax Eevee in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

G-Max Move: G-Max Cuddle.

How to Get: Event Pokemon that can be acquired by having play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on your Nintendo Switch.

Description: “Gigantamaxing has caused Eevee to become more rambunctious than ever, and it will attempt to play with any opponent. However, it often ends up crushing its opponent due to its massive size.

The fur around its neck has become extra fluffy and luxurious thanks to Gigantamax power. Any opponent caught in this fur becomes enamored with Eevee and loses the will to fight.

When Gigantamax Eevee is active all Normal type moves change into G-Max Cuddle. This Normal attack deals damage and is guaranteed to infatuate any Pokemon of the opposite gender.

Gigantamax Butterfree

Image showing the Gigantamax Butterfree in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

G-Max Move: G-Max Befuddle.

How to Get: Max Raid Battles.

Description: “Its most notable feature is its blinding wings, which have grown to gigantic proportions. The light of its wings comes from their scales, which can inflict paralysis, poisoning, or sleep on its opponents. These scales are Butterfree’s most effective weapons!”

Butterfree’s vast wings can stir up a wind strong enough to lift a 10-ton truck, just by flapping. This wind also scatters poisonous scales around the area, so simply being near this Pokémon is very dangerous.

When Gigantamax Butterfree is active all Bug-type attacks change into G-Max Befuddle. The Befuddle attack deals damage and scatters scales around opponents which can cause them to becomes poisoned, paralyzed, or fall asleep.

Gigantamax Meowth

Image showing the Gigantamax Meowth in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

G-Max Move: G-Max Gold Rush.

How to Get: A pre-order bonus that can be acquired through Mystery Gift from Friday, 15 November 2019, to Wednesday, 15 January 2020.

Description: “Gigantamaxing has caused Meowth’s body to stretch to astounding lengths, and the coin on its head has also become massive. The giant coin can emit a torrent of Gigantamax power, filling the surrounding area with a powerful golden gleam.”

Meowth loves shiny objects, and when it sees skyscrapers lined with glass, it won’t be able to resist the urge to sharpen its claws on them. This behaviour can cause considerable damage, such as wearing down the exterior walls and breaking windows.

When Gigantamax Meowth is active all Normal-type attacks change into G-Max Gold Rush. The G-Max Gold Rush attack deals damage and scatters coins around the arena which increases your in-game cash received from the battle.

Gigantamax Corviknight

Image showing the Gigantamax Corviknight in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

G-Max Move: G-Max Wind Rage.

How to Get: Max Raid Battles.

Description: “Gigantamax energy has caused the armor covering Corviknight’s wings to separate and become blade birds, capable of flying independently. Corviknight launches these blade birds at the target, using them to slash its opponents.”

Corviknight uses its massive wings to catch updrafts created by Gigantamax energy to hover in the air while it battles. The armor on its body has been reinforced, so attacks from Pokémon on the ground barely have any effect on it!

When Gigantamax Corviknight is active all Flying-type moves change into G-Max Wind Rage. The G-Max Wind Rage deals damage and removes any effects of moves like Reflect, Light Screen, Spikes, and Electric Terrain that the opponents may have.

Gigantamax Alcremie

Image showing the Gigantamax Alcremie in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

G-Max Move: G-Max Finale.

How to Get: Max Raid Battles.

Description: “Alcremie will launch high-calorie cream missiles around itself to attack its opponents. Any Pokémon that touches this cream will be filled with energy and euphoria but at the same time will fall into a state of complete confusion.”

The cream pouring out of its body hardens when subjected to impacts—the stronger the impact, the harder it becomes. This gives Alcremie a truly impressive resistance to physical attacks. Additionally, the giant “Berry” decorations on Alcremie’s body are as hard as diamonds, and it’s said that most attacks won’t even be able to leave a scratch.

When Gigantamax Alcremis is active all Fairy-type moves change into G-Max Finale. The G-Max Finale heals all Pokemon on Alcreime’s side and deals damage to an opponent Pokemon.

Gigantamax Drednaw

G-Max Move: G-Max Stone Surge.

How to Get: Max Raid Battles.

Description: “The power of Gigantamaxing has allowed it to stand on its hind legs and become bipedal! From its standing position, it can come crashing down on opposing Pokémon and crush them with its massive body!”

Drednaw normally keeps its neck retracted within its shell, but when it attacks, it can rapidly shoot its neck out. Its jaws are also incredibly strong, capable of easily biting through huge metal towers. The strength of its jaws combined with the force of its neck gives Drednaw the power to punch a hole through a rocky mountain in a single strike.

When Gigantamax Drednaw is active all Water-type moves change into G-Max Stone Surge. The G-Max Stone Surge deals damage and scatters sharp rocks around the opponent which causes Pokemon entering the battlefield to take damage.

This concludes our look at all Gigantamax Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Let me know which of the Gigantamax Pokemon you like the best in the comments below. Happy hunting.

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