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Gigantimax Pokemon List Revealed

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on Friday, November 15, 2019 - 08:00
News
Developer
Game Freak
Publisher
Nintendo
Release Date
November 15, 2019
Multiplayer modes
Online, Online Features
Platforms
Nintendo Switch
Monetization
One Time Purchase
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S O B I G

I want the biggest Pokémon. I know what you are thinking, but shut up, it's not big enough. I need bigger ones. A new mechanic in Pokémon Sword & Shield lets Pokémon grow to an unheard-of height. Now we know exactly which Pokémon.

All Pokemon are able to go through a process called Dynamaxing, this means they grow in strength and size and obtain enhanced modes. There are also a few pokemon that can Gigantimax altering their form entirely, this is the Mega Evolution of Gen 8. Only certain pokemon can Gigantimax so you need to work to get them. Earn them in raids, events, and other challenges, and you too can get a Pokémon that is so big it literally pierces through the clouds and becomes friends with the moon.

 

So which Pokémon get this special treat? The list is as follows:

  • Charizard
  • Butterfree
  • Pikachu
  • Meowth
  • Machamp
  • Gengar
  • Kingler
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Snorlax
  • Garbodor
  • Melmetal
  • Corviknight
  • Orbeetle
  • Drednaw
  • Coalossal
  • Flapple
  • Appletun
  • Sandaconda
  • Toxricity
  • Centiskorch
  • Hatterene
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Alcremie
  • Copperajah
  • Duraludon

It is rather noticeable that, with the exception of Garbodor, who was introduced in Pokémon Black & White, all of the pokemon that can go through Gigantimax are either from Generation 1 or the newest batch. It makes sense, as many of the Gen 1 Pokémon are still fan favorites, and wanting to show them off in an all-new way is great. Likewise, getting a chance to show off the new Pokémon being added in Pokémon Sword & Shield is another smart move.

 

A couple of these Pokémon, like Snorlax and Toxricity, won't have Gigantamaxing forms at launch. However, these appear to be planned for a later addition.

Pokémon Sword & Shield is currently available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

How do you feel about this list? Are there any Pokémon that you wish got this form? Is your favorite here? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

Samuel Guglielmo TechRaptor

Samuel Guglielmo

Associate Review Editor

I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.