For the Eternamax variant, see Eternamax.
For the curry ingredient of a similar name, see Gigantamix.

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 the player character has progressed far enough in the Isle of Armor storyline, three clusters of Max Mushrooms can be given to an NPC in the Master Dojo to create a Max Soup. Only Pokémon whose species have Gigantamax forms can drink it. This is enforced by the fact that Pokémon that can are 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 possibly due to its Gigantamax form not being distributed at the time.

G-Max Moves

Also like Dynamax, Gigantamax Pokémon also have their 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.

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.png
Charizard
Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif
006Charizard Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Charizard
Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Wildfire
G-Max Move Type: Type Fire.gif
012Butterfree Pokémon HOME.png
Butterfree
Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif
012Butterfree Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Butterfree
Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Befuddle
G-Max Move Type: Type Bug.gif
025Pikachu Pokémon HOME.png
Pikachu
Type Electric.gif
025Pikachu Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Pikachu
Type Electric.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Volt Crash
G-Max Move Type: Type Electric.gif
052Meowth Pokémon HOME.png
Meowth
Type Normal.gif
052Meowth Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Meowth
Type Normal.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Gold Rush
G-Max Move Type: Type Normal.gif
068Machamp Pokémon HOME.png
Machamp
Type Fighting.gif
068Machamp Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Machamp
Type Fighting.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Chi Strike
G-Max Move Type: Type Fighting.gif
094Gengar Pokémon HOME.png
Gengar
Type Ghost.gifType Poison.gif
094Gengar Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Gengar
Type Ghost.gifType Poison.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Terror
G-Max Move Type: Type Ghost.gif
099Kingler Pokémon HOME.png
Kingler
Type Water.gif
099Kingler Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Kingler
Type Water.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Foam Burst
G-Max Move Type: Type Water.gif
131Lapras Pokémon HOME.png
Lapras
Type Water.gifType Ice.gif
131Lapras Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Lapras
Type Water.gifType Ice.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Resonance
G-Max Move Type: Type Ice.gif
133Eevee Pokémon HOME.png
Eevee
Type Normal.gif
133Eevee Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Eevee
Type Normal.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Cuddle
G-Max Move Type: Type Normal.gif
143Snorlax Pokémon HOME.png
Snorlax
Type Normal.gif
143Snorlax Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Snorlax
Type Normal.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Replenish
G-Max Move Type: Type Normal.gif
569Garbodor Pokémon HOME.png
Garbodor
Type Poison.gif
569Garbodor Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Garbodor
Type Poison.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Malodor
G-Max Move Type: Type Poison.gif
809Melmetal Pokémon HOME.png
Melmetal
Type Steel.gif
809Melmetal Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Melmetal
Type Steel.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Meltdown
G-Max Move Type: Type Steel.gif
823Corviknight Pokémon HOME.png
Corviknight
Type Flying.gif Type Steel.gif
823Corviknight Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Corviknight
Type Flying.gifType Steel.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Wind Rage
G-Max Move Type: Type Flying.gif
826Orbeetle Pokémon HOME.png
Orbeetle
Type Bug.gif Type Psychic.gif
826Orbeetle Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Orbeetle
Type Bug.gifType Psychic.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: G-Max Gravitas
G-Max Move Type: Type Psychic.gif
834Drednaw Pokémon HOME.png
Drednaw
Type Water.gifType Rock.gif
834Drednaw Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Drednaw
Type Water.gifType Rock.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Stonesurge
G-Max Move Type: -Type Water.gif
839Coalossal Pokémon HOME.png
Coalossal
Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif
839Coalossal Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Coalossal
Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Volcalith
G-Max Move Type: -Type Rock.gif
841Flapple Pokémon HOME.png
Flapple
Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif
841Flapple Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Flapple
Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Tartness
G-Max Move Type: - Type Grass.gif
842Appletun Pokémon HOME.png
Appletun
Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif
842Appletun Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Appletun
Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Sweetness
G-Max Move Type: - Type Grass.gif
844Sandaconda Pokémon HOME.png
Sandaconda
Type Ground.gif
844Sandaconda Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Type Ground.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Sandblast
G-Max Move Type: - Type Ground.gif
849Toxtricity Amped Pokémon HOME.png849Toxtricity Low Key Pokémon HOME.png
Toxtricity
Type Electric.gifType Poison.gif
849Toxtricity Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Toxtricity
Type Electric.gifType Poison.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Stun Shock
G-Max Move Type: - Type Electric.gif
851Centiskorch Pokémon HOME.png
Centiskorch
Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif
851Centiskorch Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Centiskortch
Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Centiferno
G-Max Move Type: - Type Fire.gif
858Hatterene Pokémon HOME.png
Hatterene
Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif
858Hatterene Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Hatterene
Type Psychic.gifType Fairy.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Smite
G-Max Move Type: - Type Fairy.gif
861Grimmsnarl Pokémon HOME.png
Grimmsnarl
Type Dark.gifType Fairy.gif
861Grimmsnarl Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Type Dark.gifType Fairy.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Snooze
G-Max Move Type: - Type Dark.gif
869Alcremie Vanilla Cream Strawberry Sweet Pokémon HOME.png
Alcremie
Type Fairy.gif
869Alcremie Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Alcremie
Type Fairy.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Finale
G-Max Move Type: - Type Fairy.gif
879Copperajah Pokémon HOME.png
Copperajah
Type Steel.gif
879Copperajah Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Copperajah
Type Steel.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Steelsurge
G-Max Move Type: - Type Steel.gif
884Duraludon Pokémon HOME.png
Duraludon
Type Steel.gifType Dragon.gif
884Duraludon Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Duraludon
Type Steel.gifType Dragon.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Depletion
G-Max Move Type: - Type Dragon.gif

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.png
Venusaur
Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
003Venusaur Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Venusaur
Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Vine Lash
G-Max Move Type: - Type Grass.gif
009Blastoise Pokémon HOME.png
Blastoise
Type Water.gif
009Blastoise Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Blastoise
Type Water.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Cannonade
G-Max Move Type: - Type Water.gif
812Rillaboom Pokémon HOME.png
Rillaboom
Type Grass.gif
812Rillaboom Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Rillaboom
Type Grass.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Drum Solo
G-Max Move Type: - Type Grass.gif
815Cinderace Pokémon HOME.png
Cinderace
Type Fire.gif
815Cinderace Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Cinderace
Type Fire.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Fireball
G-Max Move Type: - Type Fire.gif
818Inteleon Pokémon HOME.png
Inteleon
Type Water.gif
818Inteleon Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Inteleon
Type Water.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Hydrosnipe
G-Max Move Type: - Type Water.gif
892Urshifu Single Strike Pokémon HOME.png
Urshifu
(Single Strike Style)

Type Fighting.gifType Dark.gif
892Urshifu Single Strike Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Urshifu
(Single Strike Style)

Type Fighting.gifType Dark.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max One Blow
G-Max Move Type: - Type Dark.gif
892Urshifu Rapid Strike Pokémon HOME.png
Urshifu
(Rapid Strike Style)

Type Fighting.gifType Water.gif
892Urshifu Rapid Strike Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png
Gigantamax Urshifu
(Rapid Strike Style)

Type Fighting.gifType Water.gif
Health: +50-100%
Health: +(50 + 5*Dynamax Level)%
G-Max Move: - G-Max Rapid Flow
G-Max Move Type: - Type Water.gif

Appearances

Anime

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 The Climb to Be the Very Best!, 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 Gigantamax Charizard.

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. If able to be Gigantamaxed, they cannot evolve.
    • 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 (with the exception of Charizard) and the Galar Starter Pokémon are the only Gigantamax Pokémon who originally didn't have the Gigantamax Factor and can Gigantamax after The Isle of Armor Expansion Pass.
  • 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.

Gallery

Anime

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