Pokémon Sword And Shield Gigantamax Variants Are Getting Weirder

Pokémon Sword And Shield Gigantamax Variants Are Getting Weirder

It’s official. Here are the Gigantamax versions of Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, and Meowth. Gigantamaxing bumps up their battle stats, increases their size and changing their appearance, making them all strange, big, and glowy.

That version of Meowth sure is something! It looks like a nod to the long-cat meme, but glowing and with yellow eyes. But wow, there’s also a chonky Pikachu that apparently has enough electricity to charge a power plant, a Charizard with magma hot wings that can’t be safe, and and giant Eevee with a cuddle attack that does not damage but causes pokémon of the other gender to become infatuated with it. That’s cute!

Previously, we saw the Gigantamax forms of Alcremie, Corviknight, and Drednaw. The long form of Meowth is a “early purchase” bonus for Sword and Shield that players can get by using the Get via Internet option in Mystery Gift from November 15 to January 15. So technically it’s limited time only. Get in on the meme or regret it for the rest of your life, I guess.


  • yay more kanto

    For real though, where’s the evolution’s for the new starters? also how about some gen 2 and gen 5 love?

    • Genuinely super surprised they haven’t revealed the starter evolutions yet. At this point it’s almost like they’re withholding them till release day.

      Gen 5 is too recent I’d argue to have anything about it revamped. Especially considering we’ve not seen the inevitable gen 4 remakes yet and that gen 4 has also seen relatively little representation in the new mechanics. Spot on with gen 2 though

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