What are Gigantamax Pokémon?
Gigantamax Pokémon are a new phenomenon found in Pokémon Sword & Shield. They have undergone the Gigantamaxing process during battle and are now bigger and more powerful.
What is different between Dynamaxing & Gigantamaxing?
What makes Gigantamaxing different from Dynamaxing is that the Pokémon take on a new appearance and are able to access powerful G-Max Moves. Those are attacks that can be only used by specific species of Pokémon after Gigantamaxing.
Even if a Pokémon has a Gigantamax form, not all individuals of that species may Gigantamax. What determines their ability to Gigantamax has not been revealed yet.
List of Gigantamax Pokémon
- Type: Fairy
- Ability: Sweet Veil
Gigantmax Alcremie takes on a new appearance which looks like a giant cake. It gains access to the G-Max Move “G-Max Finale” which heals all teammates while damaging opponents.
Official description: The cream pouring out of its body hardens when subjected to impacts—the stronger the impact, the harder it becomes. This gives Alcremie a truly impressive resistance to physical attacks. Additionally, the giant “Berry” decorations on Alcremie’s body are as hard as diamonds, and it’s said that most attacks won’t even be able to leave a scratch.
Alcremie will launch high-calorie cream missiles around itself to attack its opponents. Any Pokémon that touches this cream will be filled with energy and euphoria but at the same time will fall into a state of complete confusion.
- Type: Flying/Steel
- Ability: Pressure / Unnerve
Gigantamax Corviknight gains reinforced armor and is flanked by independently flying ‘blade birds’. It is able to use the G-Max Move “G-Max Wind Rage” which not only damages the opponent, but also removes different field effects.
Official description: Corviknight uses its massive wings to catch updrafts created by Gigantamax energy to hover in the air while it battles. The armor on its body has been reinforced, so attacks from Pokémon on the ground barely have any effect on it!
Gigantamax energy has caused the armor covering Corviknight’s wings to separate and become blade birds, capable of flying independently. Corviknight launches these blade birds at the target, using them to slash its opponents.
- Type: Water/Rock
- Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor
Gigantamax Drednaw becomes bipedal after Gigantamaxing and is more heavily armored than its normal form. It can use the G-Max Move “G-Max Stonesurge” which both damages opponents and scatters sharp stones across the opponent’s side of the field.
Official description: The power of Gigantamaxing has allowed it to stand on its hind legs and become bipedal! From its standing position, it can come crashing down on opposing Pokémon and crush them with its massive body!
Drednaw normally keeps its neck retracted within its shell, but when it attacks, it can rapidly shoot its neck out. Its jaws are also incredibly strong, capable of easily biting through huge metal towers. The strength of its jaws combined with the force of its neck gives Drednaw the power to punch a hole through a rocky mountain in a single strike.
List of G-Max Moves
Keep in mind that G-Max Moves are Pokémon specific, but will take the place of any move of the same type.
- Alcremie: G-Max Finale (Fairy) Heals all Pokémon on your team and damages opponents
- Corviknight: G-Max Wind Rage (Flying) Damages opponent and clears the field of effects such as Reflect, Lightscreen and Electric Terrain
- Drednaw: G-Max Stonesurge (Water) Damages opponent and scatters sharp stones that damages opponents when they switch in