The big new feature that is coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield is Dynamax and Gigantamax forms for Pokémon. Dynamax is a new ability that allows Pokémon to grow to giant size. Gigantamax does the same thing but also changes the appearance of the Pokémon. Only certain Pokémon are given Gigantamax forms. In contrast, it appears that any Pokémon can have a Dynamax form.
Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing only last for three moves, yet gives Pokémon a big stats boost. Pokémon gains a unique set of moves while in these forms, with all Gigantamax Pokémon having their own signature move. For instance, Gigantamax Pikachu can use the move called G-Max Volt Crash, which is exclusive to itself.
Every Gigantamax Form Confirmed
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Currently, at this writing, there are only eight confirmed Gigantamax forms. We list out all the confirmed ones on this piece. We would be updating as more Gigantamax forms are revealed and discovered.
All Gigantamax Forms
G-Max Move: G-Max Finale
Move Description: Fairy-type moves used by Gigantamax Alcremie will change to G-Max Finale. G-Max Finale will heal all Pokémon on Alcremie’s side while dealing damage to an opponent!
G-Max Move: G-Max Befuddle
Move Description: Bug-type attacks used by Gigantamax Butterfree will change to G-Max Befuddle. G-Max Befuddle doesn’t only deal damage—it will also scatter scales around opponents and cause them to become poisoned, become paralyzed, or fall asleep!
G-Max Move: G-Max Wildfire
Move Description: Fire-type attacks used by Gigantamax Charizard will change to G-Max Wildfire. G-Max Wildfire doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent when it hits—it will also continue to deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t Fire type!
G-Max Move: G-Max Wind Rage
Move Description: Flying-type moves used by Gigantamax Corviknight will change to G-Max Wind Rage. G-Max Wind Rage deals damage to an opponent, but that’s not all—it will also remove any effects of moves like Reflect, Light Screen, Spikes, and Electric Terrain that the opponents may have!
G-Max Move: G-Max Stonesurge
Move Description: Water-type moves used by Gigantamax Drednaw will change to G-Max Stonesurge. G-Max Stonesurge doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent—it will scatter sharp rocks around the opponent and cause Pokémon entering the battlefield to take damage!
G-Max Move: G-Max Cuddle
Move Description: Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Eevee will change to G-Max Cuddle. G-Max Cuddle doesn’t only deal damage when it hits—any opponent that is the opposite gender of Eevee will become infatuated!
G-Max Move: G-Max Gold Rush
Move Description: Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Meowth will change to G-Max Gold Rush. G-Max Gold Rush deals damage to opponents, of course, but that’s not all! It will also scatter coins all over the area, giving you a considerable in-game cash bonus after the battle!
G-Max Move: G-Max Volt Crash
Move Description: Electric-type moves used by Gigantamax Pikachu will change to G-Max Volt Crash. G-Max Volt Crash not only deals damage but also paralyzes all opponents!