What are Gigantamax Pokémon?

Gigantamax Pokémon Explained

Pokémon Gigantamax form was introduced in 2019 with the launch of the Sword and Shield games. It was revealed that certain Pokémon possess the Gigantamax Factor, indicated by a red X next to their name in the Pokédex. These special Pokémon can change to Gigantamax Form.

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As the name suggests, Gigantamax Pokémon are huge often growing to more than 50 times their regular height. In addition, a Gigantamax Pokémon has an increased HP and their regular moves are replaced by G-Max Moves that inflict huge damage on an opponent.

Wild Pokémon that possess the Gigantamax Factor can only be caught in Max Raid Battles. In the Sword and Shield expansion, it was learned that certain Pokémon could acquire the Gigantamax Factor by being fed Max Soup made from Max Mushrooms.

 

How to change Pokémon into Gigantamax Form?

Early in the game, players are given a Dynamax Band by Professor Magnolia. This Dynamax Band has the power to change Pokémon that possess the Gigantamax Factor into Gigantamax Form. The Dynamax Band can only be used once during a battle and lasts for just three moves.

 

Which Pokémon can change to Gigantamax?

There are 33 Pokemon that can Gigantamax but only 32 Gigantamax forms since Flapple and Appletun have the same Gigantamax Form.

Available in Sword and Shield 2019

Pokémon are listed in Pokédex order – Images show Gigantamax Form

Charizard #006
Gigantamax Charizard

Butterfree #012
Gigantamax Butterfree

Pikachu #025
Gigantamax Pikachu

Meowth #052
Gigantamax Meowth

Machamp #068
Gigantamax Machamp

Gengar #094
Gigantamax Gengar

Kingler #099
Gigantamax Kingler

Lapras #131
Gigantamax Lapras

Eevee #133
Gigantamax Eevee

Snorlax #143
Gigantamax Snorlax

Garbodor #569
Gigantamax Garbodor

Corviknight #823
Gigantamax Corviknight

Orbeetle #826
Gigantamax Orbeetle

Drednaw #834
Gigantamax Drednaw

Coalossal #839
Gigantamax Coalossal

Flapple #841
Gigantamax Flapple

Appletun #842
Gigantamax Flapple

Sandaconda #844
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Toxtricity #849
Gigantamax Toxtricity

Centiskorch #851
Gigantamax Centiskorch

Hatterene #858
Gigantamax Hatterene

Grimmsnarl #861
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl

Alcremie #869
Gigantamax Alcremie

Copperajah #879
Gigantamax Copperajah

Duraludon #884
Duraludon Gigantamax Form

Added in the Sword and Shield expansion

Venusaur #003
Gigantamax Venusaur

Blastoise #009
Gigantamax Blastoise

Rillaboom #812
Gigantamax Rillaboom

Cinderace #815
Gigantamax Cinderace

Inteleon #818
Gigantamax Inteleon

Urshifu Single Strike #892
Gigantamax Urshifu Single Strike

Urshifu Rapid Strike #892
Gigantamax Urshifu Rapid Strike

 

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