The Pokémon Company and Nintendo today revealed the Gigantamax forms of Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree. Gigantamaxing changes a Pokémon’s size, power, and appearance and now allows them to use a G-Max Move.
But only a certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax—and even among such species and only rare specimens will be able to. It is set to launch on November 15, 2019, exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems.
Fat Pikachu is back and don’t you forget it
Pokémon Sword & Shield Gigantamax versions have people in their feels as the iconic character takes up its form from the older game. Photo via @GameSpot
Pikachu, the iconic Pokémon from Pocket Monsters, looks different these days. Adorable is for sure, but not nearly as adorable as back in 1997, when the Pokémon anime first debuted. Not nearly as fat, either.
In battle, it will strike opponents with its tail and send a jolt of electricity through them as great as any lightning strike. Gigantamax Pikachu has become so powerful that it can produce enough electricity to rival a power plant.
It seems that the strength of the flames increases when Gigantamax Charizard roars. Charizard’s flames have become enhanced with Gigantamax power and now form wings on its back. Fire-type attacks used by Gigantamax Charizard will change to G-Max Wildfire.
Ability: Run Away / Adaptability
The fur around its neck has become extra fluffy and luxurious thanks to Gigantamax power. Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Eevee will change to G-Max Cuddle.
The giant coin can emit a torrent of Gigantamax power, filling the surrounding area with a powerful golden gleam. Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Meowth will change to G-Max Gold Rush.
Ability: Compound Eyes
The light of Gigantamax Butterfree’s wings comes from its scales, which can inflict paralysis, poisoning, or sleep on its opponents.
These scales are Butterfree’s most effective weapons. This wind also scatters poisonous scales around the area, so simply being near this Pokémon is very dangerous. Bug-type attacks used by Gigantamax Butterfree will change to G-Max Befuddle.