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Pokemon Reveals New Gigantamax Versions of Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, and More!

Pokemon unveiled a number of new Gigantamax Pokemon including Charizard and Pikachu that will be arriving in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon unveiled a number of new Gigantamax Pokemon that will be arriving in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

The Pokemon include Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree,

Here’s a look at each individual Gigantamax Pokemon and what abilities they will have.

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Gigantamax Pikachu

Gigantamax Pikachu will be obtainable if you have play records from Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on Nintendo Switch.

The Gigantamax Pikachu will be able to produce enough electricity to rival a power plant. It has a special ability called G-Max Volt Crash tha tnot only deals damage to all opponents, but also paralyzes them as well.

Gigantamax Charizard

Gigantamax Charizard can be acquired by participating in Max Raid Battles, but they will be very hard to obtain and are extremely rare.

Gigantamax Charizard’s special move is G-Max Wildfire. This ability allows Charizard to hit all enemies simultaneously. It will also continue to damage enemies for four turns on Pokemon that are not Fire type.

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Gigantamax Eevee

Like Gigantamax Pikachu, Gigantamax Eevee can be obtained if you have play records from Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on your Nintendo Switch.

Gigantamax Eevee’s special move is G-Max Cuddle. This move not only deals damage to enemies that it hits, but it also causes any Pokemon that is the opposite gender of Eevee to become infatuated.

Gigantamax Meowth

Gigantamax Meowth is obtained as an early-purchase bonus for players of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. It can be obtained by selecting the Get via Internet option in Mystery Gift between Friday, November 15, 2019 and Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Gigantamax Meowth is able to turn normal-type attacks into G-Max Gold Rush. G-Max Gold Rush deals damage to opponents, but will also allow you to collect an in-game cash bonus following the battle.

Gigantamax Butterfree

Gigantamax Butterfree is obtained through Max Raid Battles similar to Gigantamax Charizard. Like Charizard they are rare.

Gigantamax Butterfree uses G-Max Befuddle. The ability allows Gigantamax Butterfree to not only deal damage but causes enemies to become poisoned, paralyzed, or fall asleep.

These new Gigantamax Pokemon join the previously announced Gigantamax Drednaw, Gigantamax Corviknight, and Gigantamax Alcremie.

What is Gigantamaxing

Pokemon previously indicated that only certain species of Pokemon will have the ability to Gigantamax. They even note that only rare specimens among the species will have the ability.

If a Pokemon does have the ability to Gigantamax, it will greatly boost their size and power. They will also learn a special G-Max Movie.

Gigantamax Pokemon will typically be found in Max Raid Battles, but they are rare and hard to come by. Others like Meowrth, Pikachu, and Eevee come through either a special event or saved data from a previous Pokemon game.

Max Raid Battles

Max Raid Battles are special battles in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. They typically allow trainers to catch rare Pokemon that might have Hidden Abilities. However, it’s possible you could catch a Gigantamax Pokemon with a Hidden Ability as well!

Max Raid Battles are found in the Wild Area, which is an extensive area located in the middle of the Galar Region.

Trainers will be able to team up with three other trainers in order to challenge Max Raid Battles.

In the Wild Area, Max Raid Battles can be found by locating a Pokemon Den that emits a red pillar of light as seen above.

Trainers can also find Max Raid Battles through the in-game feature called Y-Comm. If a Max Raid Battle stamp pops up on your Y-Comm, it indicates another trainer is seeking help with a Max Raid Battle.

All you have to do is check the stamp and confirm that you are willing to help them out with the Max Raid Battle.

Are you ready to explore in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield? Which version do you plan on getting? Are there any Gigantamax Pokemon you want to get your hands on?

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