Gigantamax Charizard, Butterfree, Pikachu, Meowth, Eevee Revealed!

The cover of the latest issue of CoroCoro Ichiban magazine has revealed the Gigantamax forms of Charizard, Pikachu, Meowth, and Eevee! No other information has been revealed. Pokemon will reveal new Sword & Shield information at 6 AM PT, so stay tuned!

Update (6:00 AM): Pokemon has released a trailer showing the above Gigantamax Pokemon — plus Gigantamax Butterfree!

You can get Gigantamax Pikachu if you’ve played Let’s Go! Pikachu, and the same for Gigantamax Eevee if you’ve played Let’s Go! Eevee. If you purchase Sword or Shield before January 15th, you can also get Gigantamax Meowth.

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today revealed the Gigantamax forms of Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree. Gigantamaxing changes a Pokémon’s size, power, and appearance and allows them to use a G-Max Move. Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax—and even among such species, only rare specimens will be able to. Gigantamax Pokémon will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming video games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, launching on November 15, 2019, exclusively on Nintendo Switch™ systems.

Gigantamax Pikachu
Type: Electric
Height: 68’11″+
Weight: ???
Ability: Static

The electricity generated in the sacs in its cheeks is stored in its tail. 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. However, using this electricity to help power people’s homes seems difficult, as Pikachu can only remain Gigantamaxed for a short time. Electric-type attacks used by Gigantamax Pikachu will change to G-Max Volt Crash, which not only deals damage but also paralyzes all opponents.

Trainers that have play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on their Nintendo Switch system will be able to receive a special Pikachu that can Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Gigantamax Charizard
Type: Fire/Flying
Height: 91’10″+
Weight: ???
Ability: Blaze

The flames inside its body have become stronger, and now fire erupts from its mouth and horns in addition to its tail. 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. These wings are hotter than magma, and Charizard can fire them off to scorch its opponents. Fire-type attacks used by Gigantamax Charizard will change to G-Max Wildfire. G-Max Wildfire doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent when it hits—it will also continue to deal damage for four turns to any Pokémon that isn’t Fire type.

Gigantamax Eevee
Type: Normal
Height: 59’1″+
Weight: ???
Ability: Run Away / Adaptability

The fur around its neck has become extra fluffy and luxurious thanks to Gigantamax power. Any opponent caught in this fur becomes enamored with Eevee and loses the will to fight. Gigantamaxing has caused Eevee to become more rambunctious than ever, and it will attempt to play with any opponent. However, it often ends up crushing its opponent due to its massive size. Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Eevee will change to G-Max Cuddle. G-Max Cuddle doesn’t only deal damage when it hits—any opponent that is the opposite gender of Eevee will become infatuated.

Trainers that have play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch system will be able to receive a special Eevee that can Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Gigantamax Meowth
Type: Normal
Height: 108’3″+
Weight: ???
Ability: Pickup/Technician

Gigantamaxing has caused Meowth’s body to stretch to astounding lengths, and the coin on its head has also become massive. The giant coin can emit a torrent of Gigantamax power, filling the surrounding area with a powerful golden gleam. Meowth loves shiny objects, and when it sees skyscrapers lined with glass, it won’t be able to resist the urge to sharpen its claws on them. This behavior can cause considerable damage, such as wearing down the exterior walls and breaking windows. Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Meowth will change to G-Max Gold Rush. G-Max Gold Rush deals damage to opponents and also scatters coins all over the area, giving Trainers a considerable in-game cash bonus after the battle.

This special Meowth that can Gigantamax can be received as an early-purchase bonus for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield by selecting the Get via Internet option in Mystery Gift from Friday, November 15, 2019, to Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Gigantamax Butterfree
Type: Bug/Flying
Height: 55’9″+
Weight: ???
Ability: Compound Eyes

Its most notable feature is its blinding wings, which have grown to gigantic proportions. 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. Its vast wings can stir up a wind strong enough to lift a 10-ton truck, just by flapping. 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. G-Max Befuddle doesn’t only deal damage—it will also scatter scales around opponents and cause them to become poisoned, become paralyzed, or fall asleep.

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  1. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer


    Oh yes, a third mega form of Charizard. Just what we wanted.

    Also, Meowth is just straight up longcat. Why. Is it seriously just so he can use it in anime?

    Eevee's cute though.
  2. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer


    Meowth is a long cat like the leak said. Now just give us the Lapras already
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  3. Crimzonlogic I'm Batwoman.


    That Charizard looks so coooool~
    The Meowth is actually an Alolan Exeggutor wearing a Halloween costume.
  4. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer


    So, we got another charizard form.
    Instead of gigantamaxes for:

    I can keep going. There are other pokemon than Pikachu and Charizard. We all know it- we're tired of them.
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  5. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer


    I mean of course they're going to have special forms to their mascots, idk why anyone would get salty over that. But also we dont even know the full list of pokemon that can yet. I'm not sure it legendaries will be able to, but the others I could easily see them being giga'd.
  6. Rozureido Aspiring Trainer


    Sunday’s 4chan leaker said Gigantamax Charizard looked like a combo of both mega evolutions. I can kinda see that with the above image, although it is a stretch. I’m of the belief that he’s probably a faker, but it will be interesting to see if anything else that may come in the trailer tomorrow can solidly disprove him, cause Charizard GM leaves room for reasonable doubt, but doesn’t write him off completely yet.
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  7. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
    Snowy Lilacs


    Oh joy more Charizard cards to chase for
  8. fleshrum April in Kalos...

    Advanced Member Member

    Thanks for pointing out this leak, I hunted for it. It is very convincing, yet completely unfounded. TPCi been careful when revealing info that would prove the previous leaker as true, so I wonder if the stream/this corocoro will actually help clear either of them up...
  9. dom Aspiring Trainer


    that's just it. sarcasm is kinda silly in this instance, because truth is majority of fans DO want Charizard to get these kinds of special versions. we're talking about pretty much the most popular pokemon. people who aren't happy about charizard being used frequently in all pokemon mediums are a very small (all be it vocal) minority.

    Lol why are you even remotely surprised by this. Pikachu is the mascot and literal face of the series. People unfamiliar with pokemon know pikachu, Whilst charizard is almost as familiar & pretty much the most popular pokemon.

    take the 11 pokemon you listed, Charizard is more popular and more recognisable than all of them...combined. there's a reason he was 1 of only 2 to get multiple mega evolutions. he appears in virtually everything pokemon related, playable in pokken, smash, featured in detective pikachu (game & film) etc.
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  10. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul


    I expect half art, full art, character art, secret art , rainbow and promo variations please or im not playing... hmmpt
  11. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer


    There's a big difference between doing something fun with Charizard (like the regional variant or a mega, even if I personally dislike megas), and re-doing something you've already done and completely ignoring that previous thing.

    It's possible that I wasn't the only one to dislike Megas and GameFreak decided to abandon them. It's possible that Megas turned out to be a bother, because GameFreak loves dropping ideas and never developing on them further. But this is the first Pokemon with a Mega that has been shown to have a Gigantamax form.
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  12. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.


    Man, now I'm really wondering -- who was the "angry" leaker?

    Clearly they were someone high up the chain, right? The leak, which came out wayyyy early on, has been 99% accurate to date (the only thing that was incorrect was Galarian Meowth). Not only that, almost every single SwSh news drop has something from the leak, so unless there isn't much new in SwSh to begin with, it seems like the leaker had the full marketing plan for the games starting from the reveal leading right up to release.
  13. Crimzonlogic I'm Batwoman.


    ...Am I the only one who thinks that giant molten flaming mountain charizard is cool, then? :(
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  14. Maserati777 Aspiring Trainer


    They just Alolan Exeggutor’d Meowth.
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  15. Cati Aspiring Trainer


    I want that thicc EEVEE!

    thank you Nintendo.
  16. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.



    ... for the 10th time this generation.
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  17. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer


    Well, I'm not looking forward to the cards. I'm not against the concept of dynamaxing and gigantamaxing, but I don't really want a Meowth card that looks like that and I doubt that many of them actually are good-looking.
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  18. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art


    Wow, a bunch of Kanto Pokémon. Nobody saw that coming...
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  19. Halcyonseer Aspiring Trainer


    I like the Butterfree a lot its almost like Mothra. I just kinda wish it was Volcarona instead.
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  20. Artifactor Poet lost in static.


    The return of longcat, i wonder how much digging they did to revive that dead meme.
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