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Today is set to be a huge day for Pokémon fans. The Pokémon Company just release the latest batch of news for Sword & Shield and we’re expecting more to come shortly! Watch the latest trailer below!

The official announcement revealed a ton of new information, which we’ve summarised below:

  • Gigantamax Pikachu
    • Has a new move is called G-Max Volt Crash which paralyses all opponents on the field
    • Gigantamax Pikachu can be received by using play record from Let’s Go, Pikachu!
    • This unique Pikachu cannot evolve
  • Gigantamax Eevee
    • Has a G-Max move called G-Max Cuddle that causes opposite-gendered Pokémon to become infatuated
    • Gigantamax Eevee is obtained by using play record from Let’s Go, Eevee!
    • This special Eevee is unable to evolve
  • Gigantamax Charizard
    • G-Max Wildfire is its new move, it causes all non-Fire type Pokémon to take damage for four turns
  • Gigantamax Butterfree
    • Has the move G-Max Befuddle, which causes poison, paralysis, or asleep status
  • Gigantamax Meowth
    • G-Max Gold Rush causes all Pokémon to become confused and awards an in-game cash bonus to players
    • Obtained as a special early purchase bonus until January 15, 2020
    • This Meowth cannot evolve

We’ll update this post as soon as the information from Game Freak’s 30th anniversary stream drops, so stick around for it!

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