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{{p|Pikachu}}, {{p|Eevee}}, and {{p|Charmander}} can be obtained with the Gigantamax Factor as [[gift Pokémon]]. {{p|Meowth}} with the Gigantamax Factor must be obtained via [[Mystery Gift]].
 
{{p|Pikachu}}, {{p|Eevee}}, and {{p|Charmander}} can be obtained with the Gigantamax Factor as [[gift Pokémon]]. {{p|Meowth}} with the Gigantamax Factor must be obtained via [[Mystery Gift]].
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Only Pokémon with Gigantamax form can have Gigantamax Factor when encountred during Max Raid Battles. In other words, wild pre-evolutions of Pokémon with Gigantamax form cannot have Gigantamax Factor.
   
 
[[Pokémon breeding|Bred]] Pokémon cannot inherit the Gigantamax Factor.
 
[[Pokémon breeding|Bred]] Pokémon cannot inherit the Gigantamax Factor.

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Gigantamax (Japanese: キョダイマックス Kyodaimax) is a special kind of Dynamax introduced in Generation VIII. Like other Dynamaxing, Gigantamaxing increases a Pokémon's size drastically and its HP in battle. Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax, and when they do, their appearance changes significantly, unlike regular Dynamaxing. As revealed by Professor Magnolia, the Pokémon distorts space to change its size while affecting the world around them while altering their appearance drastically.

History

Like Dynamax, the Gigantamax transformation originated from Eternatus, who provides the Galar region with Power Spots where the transformation can be triggered. The Galar Particles left by Eternatus affected the Pokémon living in Galar, giving few of them the Gigantamax Factor needed for transformation. These Pokémon may only be found in Pokémon Dens. Like Dynamax, a Wishing Star and Dynamax Band are required to use the Gigantamax transformation.

Gigantamax Factor

Even within species that are capable of Gigantamaxing, only certain individuals can Gigantamax. Pokémon that can Gigantamax are said to have the Gigantamax Factor.[1] Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor can be seen having the Dynamax icon.png symbol next to their name on the summary screen.

When a Pokémon Dynamaxes, if it has the Gigantamax Factor and is of a species that has a Gigantamax form (Japanese: キョダイマックスのすがた), it will turn into its Gigantamax form. If it does not have the Gigantamax Factor it will simply Dynamax as normal; if it has the Gigantamax Factor but does not have its own Gigantamax form (e.g. because it evolves into a Pokémon that does), it will also Dynamax as normal.

Unlike others of their species, Pikachu, Meowth, and Eevee with the Gigantamax Factor cannot evolve.

Acquisition

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, wild Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor can only be caught in Max Raid Battles, but have a rare encounter rate and typically a lower catch rate. If the wild Pokémon has the Gigantamax Factor, it will appear in its Gigantamax form in the Max Raid Battle. Some Gigantamax Max Raid Battles can only be encountered through limited-time Wild Area Events. In addition, Machamp and Coalossal with the Gigantamax Factor are exclusive to Pokémon Sword, and Gengar and Lapras with the Gigantamax Factor are exclusive to Pokémon Shield. Online players with the opposite game may still join Max Raid Battles to obtain these forms.

Pikachu, Eevee, and Charmander can be obtained with the Gigantamax Factor as gift Pokémon. Meowth with the Gigantamax Factor must be obtained via Mystery Gift.

Only Pokémon with Gigantamax form can have Gigantamax Factor when encountred during Max Raid Battles. In other words, wild pre-evolutions of Pokémon with Gigantamax form cannot have Gigantamax Factor.

Bred Pokémon cannot inherit the Gigantamax Factor.

In the upcoming The Isle of Armor expansion, there will be a way for certain Pokémon to be trained to Gigantamax.

Effects

In its Gigantamax form, a Pokémon can use a G-Max Move. Each G-Max Move is exclusive to a specific species of Gigantamax Pokémon. All of a Gigantamax Pokémon's moves of a certain type turn into G-Max Moves instead of their corresponding Max Move. Outside of G-Max Moves, Gigantamax is functionally identical to Dynamax; Pokémon's HP increases according to its Dynamax Level, while all other stats and its Ability remain the same.

The Gigantamax Factor cannot be copied using Transform or Imposter. Even if a Pokémon transforms into a Pokémon that has the Gigantamax Factor, it can still only Dynamax to its standard form.

In the Pokédex, Gigantamax forms are all listed with heights ending in a plus, suggesting that the recorded height is only a minimal estimate, and weights of "???", suggesting that their weights are immeasurable. A Gigantamax Pokémon must be used in battle in order to register the Gigantamax entry in the player's Pokédex; this is in contrast to other form differences, whereby the form difference only has to be seen in order to register the entry as long as at least one of the other forms of the Pokémon is registered as owned.

Gigantamax Pokémon

Pokémon Type Before Gigantamax After Gigantamax G-Max Move Debut Availability
Image Height Image Height
Venusaur  Grass  Poison  Venusaur 6'07"
(2.0 m)
Gigantamax Venusaur Unknown Unknown The Isle of Armor Unavailable
Charizard  Fire  Flying  Charizard 5'07"
(1.7 m)
Gigantamax Charizard 91'10"+
(28.0+ m)
G-Max Wildfire
(Fire-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Evolve gift Charmander
Lake of Outrage
Blastoise  Water  Blastoise 5'03"
(1.6 m)
Gigantamax Blastoise Unknown Unknown The Isle of Armor Unavailable
Butterfree  Bug  Flying  Butterfree 3'07"
(1.1 m)
Gigantamax Butterfree 55'09"+
(17.0+ m)
G-Max Befuddle
(Bug-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Rolling Fields
Pikachu  Electric  Pikachu 1'04"
(0.4 m)
Gigantamax Pikachu 68'11"+
(21.0+ m)
G-Max Volt Crash
(Electric-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Meetup Spot
(If the player has
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! save data)
Meowth  Normal  Meowth 1'04"
(0.4 m)
Gigantamax Meowth 108'03"+
(33.0+ m)
G-Max Gold Rush
(Normal-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Event only
Machamp  Fighting  Machamp 5'03"
(1.6 m)
Gigantamax Machamp 82'00"+
(25.0+ m)
G-Max Chi Strike
(Fighting-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Stony WildernessSw
Gengar  Ghost  Poison  Gengar 4'11"
(1.5 m)
Gigantamax Gengar 65'07"+
(20.0+ m)
G-Max Terror
(Ghost-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Stony WildernessSh
Kingler  Water  Kingler 4'03"
(1.3 m)
Gigantamax Kingler 62'04"+
(19.0+ m)
G-Max Foam Burst
(Water-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 South Lake Miloch
West Lake Axewell
Lapras  Water  Ice  Lapras 8'02"
(2.5 m)
Gigantamax Lapras 78'09"+
(24.0+ m)
G-Max Resonance
(Ice-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Giant's SeatSh
Eevee  Normal  Eevee 1'00"
(0.3 m)
Gigantamax Eevee 59'01"+
(18.0+ m)
G-Max Cuddle
(Normal-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Meetup Spot
(If the player has
Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! save data)
Snorlax  Normal  Snorlax 6'11"
(2.1 m)
Gigantamax Snorlax 114'10"+
(35.0+ m)
G-Max Replenish
(Normal-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Wild Area News event only
Garbodor  Poison  Garbodor 6'03"
(1.9 m)
Gigantamax Garbodor 68'11"+
(21.0+ m)
G-Max Malodor
(Poison-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 East Lake Axewell
Melmetal  Steel  Melmetal 8'02"
(2.5 m)
Gigantamax Melmetal 82'00"+
(25.0+ m)
G-Max Meltdown
(Steel-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Unavailable
Rillaboom  Grass  Rillaboom 6'11"
(2.1 m)
Gigantamax Rillaboom 91'10"+
(28.0+ m)
Unknown The Isle of Armor Unavailable
Cinderace  Fire  Cinderace 4'07"
(1.4 m)
Gigantamax Cinderace 88'7"+
(27.0+ m)
Unknown The Isle of Armor Unavailable
Inteleon  Water  Inteleon 6'03"
(1.9 m)
Gigantamax Inteleon 131'3"+
(40.0+ m)
Unknown The Isle of Armor Unavailable
Corviknight  Flying  Steel  Corviknight 7'03"
(2.2 m)
Gigantamax Corviknight 45'11"+
(14.0+ m)
G-Max Wind Rage
(Flying-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Giant's Cap
Orbeetle  Bug  Psychic  Orbeetle 1'04"
(0.4 m)
Gigantamax Orbeetle 45'11"+
(14.0+ m)
G-Max Gravitas
(Psychic-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Bridge Field
Dappled Grove
Drednaw  Water  Rock  Drednaw 3'03"
(1.0 m)
Gigantamax Drednaw 78'09"+
(24.0+ m)
G-Max Stonesurge
(Water-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Giant's Cap
Coalossal  Rock  Fire  Coalossal 9'02"
(2.8 m)
Gigantamax Coalossal 137'10"+
(42.0+ m)
G-Max Volcalith
(Rock-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Giant's SeatSw
Flapple  Grass  Dragon  Flapple 1'00"
(0.3 m)
Gigantamax Flapple and Appletun 78'09"+
(24.0+ m)
G-Max Tartness
(Grass-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Dappled GroveSw
Appletun  Grass  Dragon  Appletun 1'04"
(0.4 m)
G-Max Sweetness
(Grass-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Dappled GroveSh
Sandaconda  Ground  Sandaconda 12'06"
(3.8 m)
Gigantamax Sandaconda 72'02"+
(22.0+ m)
G-Max Sandblast
(Ground-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Dusty Bowl
Toxtricity
(Both Forms)
 Electric  Poison  Toxtricity 5'03"
(1.6 m)
Gigantamax Toxtricity 78'09"+
(24.0+ m)
G-Max Stun Shock
(Electric-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Unavailable
Centiskorch  Fire  Bug  Centiskorch 9'10"
(3.0 m)
Gigantamax Centiskorch 246'01"+
(75.0+ m)
G-Max Centiferno
(Fire-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Stony Wilderness
Hatterene  Psychic  Fairy  Hatterene 6'11"
(2.1 m)
Gigantamax Hatterene 85'04"+
(26.0+ m)
G-Max Smite
(Fairy-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Bridge Field
Grimmsnarl  Dark  Fairy  Grimmsnarl 4'11"
(1.5 m)
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl 105'00"+
(32.0+ m)
G-Max Snooze
(Dark-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Dusty Bowl
Alcremie  Fairy  Alcremie 1'00"
(0.3 m)
Gigantamax Alcremie 98'05"+
(30.0+ m)
G-Max Finale
(Fairy-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Bridge Field
Copperajah  Steel  Copperajah 9'10"
(3.0 m)
Gigantamax Copperajah 75'06"+
(23.0+ m)
G-Max Steelsurge
(Steel-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Stony Wilderness
Duraludon  Steel  Dragon  Duraludon 5'11"
(1.8 m)
Gigantamax Duraludon 141'01"+
(43.0+ m)
G-Max Depletion
(Dragon-type moves)
Pokémon Sword and Shield v1.0.0 Giant's Seat
Urshifu
(Single Strike Style)
 Fighting  Dark  Urshifu 5'11"
(1.8 m)
Gigantamax Urshifu 95'2"+
(29.0+ m)
Unknown The Isle of Armor Unavailable
Urshifu
(Rapid Strike Style)
 Fighting  Water  Urshifu 5'11"
(1.8 m)
Gigantamax Urshifu 85'4"+
(26.0+ m)
Unknown The Isle of Armor Unavailable

In the anime

A Gigantamax Snorlax in the anime

Gigantamaxing debuted in SS005, where Ash and Go witnessed a Snorlax Gigantamaxing in the Wild Area and had to figure out a way to stop an incoming train from colliding with it.

In the TCG

Gigantamax is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as VMAX. It was added as a new mechanic to the game in the Sword & Shield expansion (the Sword and Shield sets in Japan).

Released along with the first Pokémon V cards, Pokémon VMAX introduce the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanics into the Trading Card Game. Pokémon VMAX evolve from its respective Pokémon V, giving them boosted Hit Points (so far, the biggest HPs in a Pokémon card) and more powerful attacks. When a VMAX Pokémon is knocked out, the opponent takes three Prize cards instead of one.

So far, all released VMAX Pokémon have one or two attacks and no abilities. While keeping the same layout of Pokémon V, VMAX Pokémon cards have a rainbow background and details on the card's bottom, as well its illustration also fading into the top-most area and having the visual aura of Dynamaxing/Gigantamaxing on the Pokémon.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
PokémonVMAX
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
LaprasVMAX Water Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 050/202 Sword RRR 015/060
      Sword HR 069/060
MeowthVMAX Colorless SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH005 S-P Promotional cards   029/S-P
SnorlaxVMAX Colorless Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 142/202 Shield RRR 046/060
      Shield HR 070/060
 

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超極巨化 Chīu Gihkgeuihfa
Mandarin 超極巨化 / 超极巨化 Chāo Jíjùhuà
France Flag.png French Gigamax
Germany Flag.png German Gigadynamax
Italy Flag.png Italian Gigamax
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거다이맥스 Geodaimax
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Gigamax
Russia Flag.png Russian Гигантамакс Gigantamaks
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gigamax

References

See also



Pokémon transformations
Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra BurstDynamax (Gigantamax)

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