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Pokémon Sword & Shield Gigantamax

A Gigantamax Alcremie.

Gigantamax (キョダイマックス Kyodaimax) is a feature appearing in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Mechanics

It is a variant of Dynamax; while any Pokémon can Dynamax, only certain Pokémon can Gigantamax. In addition to changing the Pokémon's size, it changes its appearance as well. It works similarly to Mega Evolution.

Obtaining

Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing can typically be caught in Max Raid Battles, but are rare. Others, such as Meowth, are set to be distributed via events. Notably, Pikachu and Eevee capable of Gigantamax can be received if the player has save data of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, respectively. Pikachu, Meowth, and Eevee capable of Gigantamax cannot evolve.

If you have progressed far enough in the Isle of Armor storyline, you can use Max Mushrooms to give to an NPC in the dojo to create Max Soup. Only Pokémon with Gigantamax forms can drink it. This is enforced by the fact that Pokémon that can is not blacked out and those that can’t (i.e. anything not in the list below) are blacked out. The only exception to this rule is Melmetal for some reason.

G-Max Moves

Also like Dynamax, Gigantamax also have its own Max Moves called G-Max Moves. Each G-Max Move is exclusive to a specific species of Gigantamax Pokémon. All of a Gigantamax Pokémon's moves of a certain type turn into G-Max Moves, unlike Pokémon-specific Z-Moves, which can only be used if a Pokémon knows a specific move.


Anime

PJ005 19

Ash and Goh witnessing the Gigantamax Phenomenon.

Gigantamax was first seen in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, where Ash and Goh witnessed a Snorlax Gigantamaxing in the Wild Area and had to figure out a way to stop an incoming train from colliding with it.

In Flash of the Titans!, Leon owned a Gigantamax Charizard and defeated Lance's Red Gyarados. When Team Rocket tried to capture a wild Drednaw, Drednaw absorbed the Dynamax energy to become Gigantamax Drednaw.

In PJ013, Ash's Pikachu absorbed the Dynamax energy caused him to become a Gigantamax Pikachu to fight and defeat the Gigantamax Drednaw. Pikachu later lost against Leon's Charizard.

Pokémon that can Gigantamax

Introduced in Sword and Shield

26 Pokémon that can Gigantamax were introduced in Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Gigantamax Characteristics that change when Gigantamaxing
006Charizard Pokémon HOME
Charizard
Type FireType Flying
006Charizard Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Charizard
Type FireType Flying
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Wildfire
G-Max Move Type: Type Fire
012Butterfree Pokémon HOME
Butterfree
Type BugType Flying
012Butterfree Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Butterfree
Type BugType Flying
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Befuddle
G-Max Move Type: Type Bug
025Pikachu Pokémon HOME
Pikachu
Type Electric
025Pikachu Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Pikachu
Type Electric
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Volt Crash
G-Max Move Type: Type Electric
052Meowth Pokémon HOME
Meowth
Type Normal
052Meowth Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Meowth
Type Normal
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Gold Rush
G-Max Move Type: Type Normal
068Machamp Pokémon HOME
Machamp
Type Fighting
068Machamp Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Machamp
Type Fighting
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Chi Strike
G-Max Move Type: Type Fighting
094Gengar Pokémon HOME
Gengar
Type GhostType Poison
094Gengar Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Gengar
Type GhostType Poison
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Terror
G-Max Move Type: Type Ghost
099Kingler Pokémon HOME
Kingler
Type Water
099Kingler Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Kingler
Type Water
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Foam Burst
G-Max Move Type: Type Water
131Lapras Pokémon HOME
Lapras
Type WaterType Ice
131Lapras Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Lapras
Type WaterType Ice
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Resonance
G-Max Move Type: Type Ice
133Eevee Pokémon HOME
Eevee
Type Normal
133Eevee Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Eevee
Type Normal
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Cuddle
G-Max Move Type: Type Normal
143Snorlax Pokémon HOME
Snorlax
Type Normal
143Snorlax Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Snorlax
Type Normal
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Replenish
G-Max Move Type: Type Normal
569Garbodor Pokémon HOME
Garbodor
Type Poison
569Garbodor Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Garbodor
Type Poison
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Malodor
G-Max Move Type: Type Poison
809Melmetal Pokémon HOME
Melmetal
Type Steel
809Melmetal Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Melmetal
Type Steel
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Meltdown
G-Max Move Type: Type Steel
823Corviknight Pokémon HOME
Corviknight
Type Flying Type Steel
823Corviknight Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Corviknight
Type FlyingType Steel
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Wind Rage
G-Max Move Type: Type Flying
826Orbeetle Pokémon HOME
Orbeetle
Type Bug Type Psychic
826Orbeetle Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Orbeetle
Type BugType Psychic
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Gravitas
G-Max Move Type: Type Psychic
834Drednaw Pokémon HOME
Drednaw
Type WaterType Rock
834Drednaw Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Drednaw
Type WaterType Rock
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Stonesurge
G-Max Move Type: -Type Water
839Coalossal Pokémon HOME
Coalossal
Type RockType Fire
839Coalossal Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Coalossal
Type RockType Fire
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Volcalith
G-Max Move Type: -Type Rock
841Flapple Pokémon HOME
Flapple
Type GrassType Dragon
841Flapple Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Flapple
Type GrassType Dragon
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Tartness
G-Max Move Type: - Type Grass
842Appletun Pokémon HOME
Appletun
Type GrassType Dragon
842Appletun Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Appletun
Type GrassType Dragon
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Sweetness
G-Max Move Type: - Type Grass
844Sandaconda Pokémon HOME
Sandaconda
Type Ground
844Sandaconda Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Type Ground
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Sandblast
G-Max Move Type: - Type Ground
849Toxtricity Amped Pokémon HOME849Toxtricity Low Key Pokémon HOME
Toxtricity
Type ElectricType Poison
849Toxtricity Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Toxtricity
Type ElectricType Poison
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Stun Shock
G-Max Move Type: - Type Electric
851Centiskorch Pokémon HOME
Centiskorch
Type FireType Bug
851Centiskorch Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Centiskortch
Type FireType Bug
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Centiferno
G-Max Move Type: - Type Fire
858Hatterene Pokémon HOME
Hatterene
Type PsychicType Fairy
858Hatterene Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Hatterene
Type PsychicType Fairy
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Smite
G-Max Move Type: - Type Fairy
861Grimmsnarl Pokémon HOME
Grimmsnarl
Type DarkType Fairy
861Grimmsnarl Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Type DarkType Fairy
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Snooze
G-Max Move Type: - Type Dark
869Alcremie Vanilla Cream Strawberry Sweet Pokémon HOME
Alcremie
Type Fairy
869Alcremie Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Alcremie
Type Fairy
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Finale
G-Max Move Type: - Type Fairy
879Copperajah Pokémon HOME
Copperajah
Type Steel
879Copperajah Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Copperajah
Type Steel
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Steelsurge
G-Max Move Type: - Type Steel
884Duraludon Pokémon HOME
Duraludon
Type SteelType Dragon
884Duraludon Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Duraludon
Type SteelType Dragon
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Depletion
G-Max Move Type: - Type Dragon

Introduced in Sword and Shield (The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra)

Thanks to Max Soup, there are 6 of the 7 Pokémon that gain the ability to Gigantamax were revealed in Sword and Shield The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.

Pokémon Gigantamax Characteristics that change when Gigantamaxing
003Venusaur Pokémon HOME
Venusaur
Type GrassType Poison
003Venusaur Gigantamax Pokémon HOME

Gigantamax Venusaur
Type GrassType Poison
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Vine Lash
G-Max Move Type: - Type Grass
009Blastoise Pokémon HOME
Blastoise
Type Water
009Blastoise Gigantamax Pokémon HOME

Gigantamax Blastoise
Type Water
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Cannonade
G-Max Move Type: - Type Water
812Rillaboom Pokémon HOME
Rillaboom
Type Grass
812Rillaboom Gigantamax Pokémon HOME

Gigantamax Rillaboom
Type Grass
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Drum Solo
G-Max Move Type: - Type Grass
815Cinderace Pokémon HOME
Cinderace
Type Fire
815Cinderace Gigantamax Pokémon HOME

Gigantamax Cinderace
Type Fire
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Fireball
G-Max Move Type: - Type Fire
818Inteleon Pokémon HOME
Inteleon
Type Water
818Inteleon Gigantamax Pokémon HOME

Gigantamax Inteleon
Type Water
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Hydrosnipe
G-Max Move Type: - Type Water
Urshifu (Single Strike Style)
Urshifu (Single Strike Style)
Type FightingType Dark
892Urshifu Single Strike Gigantamax Pokémon HOME

Gigantamax Urshifu (Single Strike Style)
Type FightingType Dark
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max One Blow
G-Max Move Type: - Type Dark
Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Type FightingType Water
892Urshifu Rapid Strike Gigantamax Pokémon HOME

Gigantamax Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Type FightingType Water
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Rapid Flow
G-Max Move Type: - Type Water

Trivia

  • There is at least one Gigantamax form and G-Max Move of every type, regardless of DLC.
  • Applin's evolved forms having the same Gigantamax form could be either an error or intentionally done. However, their G-Max Moves are different.
  • Currently, almost all Pokémon who can Gigantamax are from either Generation I or Generation VIII.
  • There are certain Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing that have something different no other Gigantamax Pokémon have.
    • Urshifu is the only Legendary Pokémon that has a Gigantamax form.
      • Additionally, it is the only Pokémon with more than one Gigantamax form.
    • Pikachu, Eevee, and Meowth are three Gigantamax Pokémon whose Gigantamax forms are not the final evolution of their evolution stage.
    • Duraludon and Lapras are two Gigantamax Pokémon who do not have an evolution line when not Gigantamaxed.
    • Gengar is the only Ghost-type Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing.
    • Lapras is the only Ice-type Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing.
    • Melmetal is the only Mythical Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing.
    • Sandaconda is the only Ground-type Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing.
  • Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Gengar are the only Pokémon who can both Gigantamax and Mega Evolve.
  • The Kanto Starter Pokémon and the Galar Starter Pokémon are the only Gigantamax Pokémon who originally didn't have the Gigantamax Factor and was trained to Gigantamax on Isle of Armor.
  • The Water-type has the most Gigantamax forms of any type, having 6.
    • In contrast to this, the Ground, Ice, and Ghost-types all tie for the least Gigantamax forms, only having 1 each.

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