Gigantamax Pokemon Confirmed For Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield With New Trailer


It’s official — things are about to go big with Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

The official Pokemon YouTube channel shared a new trailer today, confirming the return of several older favorite characters to the new games — in a gigantic form. The trailer features the likes of Pikachu and others transforming into enormous Pokemon characters, changing the landscape of the battle significantly.

First up is Pikachu, armed with his G-Volt Max Crash. It can paralyze all opponents in their tracks. Players can unlock him by using play records from Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu!

Next is Eevee, who can get unlocked through the same method for Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee! In the Gigantamax form, they can make rivals infatuated with them through the G-Max Cuddle.

The next Pokemon is none other than Gigantamax Charizard, who, as you might imagine, can deliver a ton of damage. He unleashes mega damage with fire, which is terrible news for all those non-fire types.

Ready for some winged fun with Gigantamax Butterfree? Prepare for their onslaught of G-Max Befuddle, which causes poison, paralysis, or asleep status upon contact. Even the biggest Pokemon don’t stand a chance with this.

And finally, Meowth — that’s right! Activate his Gigantamax character by pre-purchasing the game, with the offer available through Jan. 15. Unleashing the Gold Rush, he can create confusion amongst enemies, while earning an in-game cash bonus!

Enjoy the trailer below and prepare for Gigantamax good times when Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield release on Nov. 15 for Nintendo Switch.