In addition to Dynamax
Pokemon and Max Moves
, it was revealed during the June 2019 Trailer that the concept of Gigantamax will also exist in Pokemon Sword & Shield
. Gigantamax is very similar to the concept of Dynamax in that it causes a Pokemon to grow in both size and strength. However, only certain Pokemon will have the ability to Gigantamax. In order to Gigantamax, a Pokemon must be captured during a Max Raid Battle
. Said Pokemon will then become Gigantamaxed instead of Dynamaxed
when a trainer selects this during a battle.
Giantamaxed Pokemon will look different in appearance than when a Pokemon is normal or even Dynamaxed
. Furthermore, Giantamaxed Pokemon will be able to use special attacks known as G-Max Moves
. These are extremely powerful attacks that also have secondary effects, much like Max Moves with Dynamaxed Pokemon. During the June 2019 Reveal, it was shown that Drednaw
, and Alcremie
will have the ability to be Giantamaxed.