The Pokemon Company revealed new Gigantamax forms for its upcoming game Pokemon Sword and Shield. These Pokemon includes Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, Butterfree and Meowth.
The new mechanic called Gigantamaxing, will turn certain Pokemon into giant forms and give them a special move. Pokémon Sword and Shield are set to be released on November 15th exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
▍New Gigantamax forms
Gigantamax Pikachu will grow to over 68-feet-tall, and it will gain the G-Max Volt Crash, which will damage and paralyze opponents. The design also reminds of the early version of Pikachu. Players can gain access to Gigantamax Pikachu by using your play records from Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu.
Gigantamax Eevee comes with a new move called G-max cuddle. It causes infatuation in “opposite-gender opponents.” Similarly, you get this Pokemon by using your play records in Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee.
Gigantamax Meowth will deal damage with its G-Max Gold Rush and scatter coins over the area, creating an opportunity for an in-game cash bonus after the battle. The long form Meowth is a “early purchase” bonus for the game.
Gigantamax Charizard’s G-Max Wildfire will deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t Fire type.
Gigantamax Butterfree will use its G-Max Befuddle to scatter poisonous scales around its opponents.
▍Pokémon Wild Area Search
A new app “Pokémon Wild Area Search” is also revealed for PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets. It will allow fans to explore a diorama of Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Wild Area and find various Pokémon within it.
The app will feature a 360-degree camera and will allow users to enjoy encounters with certain Pokémon in CG form. It is scheduled to arrive in early November.