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For the Eternamax variant, see Eternamax.
Pokémon Sword & Shield Gigantamax

A Gigantamax Alcremie.

Gigantamax is a feature appearing in Pokémon Sword and Shield. 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.

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.

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.

Anime

SS005 19

Ash and Go witnessing the Gigantamax Phenomenon.

Gigantamax was first seen in SS005, where Ash and Go witnessed a Snorlax Gigantamaxing in the Wild Area and had to figure out a way to stop an incoming train from colliding with it.

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
Ability: Blaze
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
012Butterfree Pokémon HOME
Butterfree
Type BugType Flying
012Butterfree Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Butterfree
Type BugType Flying
Ability: Compound Eyes
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
025Pikachu Pokémon HOME
Pikachu
Type Electric
025Pikachu Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Pikachu
Type Electric
Ability: Static
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
052Meowth Pokémon HOME
Meowth
Type Normal
052Meowth Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Meowth
Type Normal
Ability: Pickup/Technician
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
068Machamp Pokémon HOME
Machamp
Type Fighting
068Machamp Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Machamp
Type Fighting
Ability: Guts/No Guard
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
094Gengar Pokémon HOME
Gengar
Type GhostType Poison
094Gengar Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Gengar
Type GhostType Poison
Ability: Cursed Body
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
099Kingler Pokémon HOME
Kingler
Type Water
099Kingler Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Kingler
Type Water
Ability: Hyper Cutter/Shell Armor
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
131Lapras Pokémon HOME
Lapras
Type WaterType Ice
131Lapras Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Lapras
Type WaterType Ice
Ability: Water Absorb/Shell Armor
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
133Eevee Pokémon HOME
Eevee
Type Normal
133Eevee Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Eevee
Type Normal
Ability: Run Away/Adaptability
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
143Snorlax Pokémon HOME
Snorlax
Type Normal
143Snorlax Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Snorlax
Type Normal
Ability: Immunity/Thick Fat
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
569Garbodor Pokémon HOME
Garbodor
Type Poison
569Garbodor Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Garbodor
Type Poison
Ability: Stench/Weak Armor
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
809Melmetal Pokémon HOME
Melmetal
Type Steel
809Melmetal Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Melmetal
Type Steel
Ability: Iron Fist
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
823Corviknight Pokémon HOME
Corviknight
Type Flying Type Steel
823Corviknight Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Corviknight
Type FlyingType Steel
Ability: Pressure/Unnerve
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
826Orbeetle Pokémon HOME
Orbeetle
Type Bug Type Psychic
826Orbeetle Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Orbeetle
Type BugType Psychic
Ability: Swarm/Frisk
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
834Drednaw Pokémon HOME
Drednaw
Type WaterType Rock
834Drednaw Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Drednaw
Type WaterType Rock
Ability: Strong Jaw/Shell Armor
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
839Coalossal Pokémon HOME
Coalossal
Type RockType Fire
839Coalossal Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Coalossal
Type RockType Fire
Ability: Steam Engine/Flame Body
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
841Flapple Pokémon HOME
Flapple
Type GrassType Dragon
841Flapple Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Flapple
Type GrassType Dragon
Ability: Ripen/Gluttony
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
842Appletun Pokémon HOME
Appletun
Type GrassType Dragon
842Appletun Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Appletun
Type GrassType Dragon
Ability: Ripen/Gluttony
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
844Sandaconda Pokémon HOME
Sandaconda
Type Ground
844Sandaconda Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Sandaconda
Type Ground
Ability: Sand Spit/Shed Skin
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
849Toxtricity Amped Pokémon HOME849Toxtricity Low Key Pokémon HOME
Toxtricity
Type ElectricType Poison
849Toxtricity Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Toxtricity
Type ElectricType Poison
Ability: Punk Rock/Plus or Minus
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
851Centiskorch Pokémon HOME
Centiskorch
Type FireType Bug
851Centiskorch Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Centiskortch
Type FireType Bug
Ability: Flash Fire/White Smoke
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
858Hatterene Pokémon HOME
Hatterene
Type PsychicType Fairy
858Hatterene Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Hatterene
Type PsychicType Fairy
Ability: Healer/Anticipation
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
861Grimmsnarl Pokémon HOME
Grimmsnarl
Type DarkType Fairy
861Grimmsnarl Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Type DarkType Fairy
Ability: Prankster/Frisk
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
869Alcremie Vanilla Cream Strawberry Sweet Pokémon HOME
Alcremie
Type Fairy
869Alcremie Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Alcremie
Type Fairy
Ability: Sweet Veil
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
879Copperajah Pokémon HOME
Copperajah
Type Steel
879Copperajah Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Copperajah
Type Steel
Ability: Sheer Force
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
884Duraludon Pokémon HOME
Duraludon
Type SteelType Dragon
884Duraludon Gigantamax Pokémon HOME
Gigantamax Duraludon
Type SteelType Dragon
Ability: Heavy Metal/Light Metal
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???

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

Currently, there are 7 Pokémon that can 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
Gigantamax Venusaur

Gigantamax Venusaur
Type GrassType Poison
Ability: Overgrow
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
009Blastoise Pokémon HOME
Blastoise
Type Water
Gigantamax Blastoise

Gigantamax Blastoise
Type Water
Ability: Torrent
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
812Rillaboom Pokémon HOME
Rillaboom
Type Grass
Gigantamaxrillaboom

Gigantamax Rillaboom
Type Grass
Ability: Overgrow
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
815Cinderace Pokémon HOME
Cinderace
Type Fire
Gigantamax Cinderace

Gigantamax Cinderace
Type Fire
Ability: Blaze
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
818Inteleon Pokémon HOME
Inteleon
Type Water
Gigantamax-intelleon

Gigantamax Inteleon
Type Water
Ability: Torrent
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
Urshifu (Single Strike Style)
Urshifu (Single Strike Style)
Type FightingType Dark
Gigantamax urshifu Single Strike

Gigantamax Urshifu (Single Strike Style)
Type FightingType Dark
Ability: Unseen Fist
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???
Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Type FightingType Water
Gigantamax urshifu Rapid Strike

Gigantamax Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Type FightingType Water
Ability: Unseen Fist
PS: +0 Speed: +0
Attack: ??? Defense: ???
Sp. Attack: ??? Sp. Defense: ???

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 Pokemon have.
  • Generation II, III, IV, and VI are the only generations that don't have any Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing.
  • Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Gengar are the only Pokémon who can both Gigantamax and Mega Evolve.
  • 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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