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. MasterGallade @Mithrarin on Twitter


    UGHHHH WHY. I thought Gigantamax was really cool when it was only for Gen 8 Pokemon (like a reverse of Megas which were only previous gen Pokemon), but OF COURSE, there has to be MORE Gen 1 pandering :/ I actually do think Charizard looks pretty cool but the fact he got two Megas still makes me mad to this day and now he basically has a third? so ridiculous

    The only justified one here is Butterfree, who now has a counterpart to Mega Beedrill
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  2. A Dragon of Destiny The Ultimate Dragon
    A Dragon of Destiny


    Who else doesn't like how you need the lets GO games for the pikachu and eevee?
  3. Orias Still waiting for a shiny gastly card.


    I love this
  4. His Goominess Galvantula stan
    His Goominess


    I really like Butterfree, and I always wanted it to have a Mega as a counterpart to Beedrill so this is the next best thing.
    Everything else I just find pretty meh. I'm really just over the 'everything in Gen 1 gets masses of attention and everything else can wait' thing that feels like it's been going on for a while now.
  5. Secret Agent Seal Aspiring Trainer
    Secret Agent Seal


    Quite a lot of interesting stuff here...

    In terms of mechanics, Pikachu's signature attack is able to inflict paralysis on Mudsdale. Butterfree can also inflict sleep on the new Grass type (which are immune to "powder" moves). We already know that dyanmax moves have some interesting properties (like breaking through Protect / Detect), so perhaps they also bypass certain immunities?

    It seems like Pikachu and Eevee which can gigantimax are unable to evolve. Perhaps these will also have higher base stats and a different movepool, similar to that Eternal Floette form?

    These reveals have been a bit more boring than I expected TBH. The Pokemon retain their type, ability, and don't even look that different from their base forms (except Meowth). And of course the traditional fan favourites get the spotlight this time (although I don't think anyone saw Butterfree coming).
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  6. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer


    Can we go 1 generation without Charizard being in the tcg please?
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  7. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    That really confirms that Venusaur and Blastoise are in the game. That don't make sense if one stands out and others were behind.
  8. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    I hope G-Max Pikachu has a drawback. Instant paralysis is too much.
    On G-Max Butterfree, we don't know if the Max Move is a Powder move. Heck even a Venusaur can fell asleep through Hypnosis.
  9. Flash~ZT0 Aspiring Trainer


    We never got a mega raichu.
  10. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    And almost all Pokemon can learn Protect. Dynamax it and spam Max Guard to protect against Max Moves.
  11. Knight_of_Ni Aspiring Trainer


    So instead of making more new pokemon that resemble chandeliers, tea kettles, key chains, or some other inanimate household item, we are getting a bunch of fan favorite remade, except bigger...? Mega evolutions are cool, but gigantamax is just weird and unnecessary. Why not just make a mega butterfee/mega meowth (or persian)/mega pikachu (or raichu)/a third mega charizard/etc.?

    Also, does anyone else get big chungus vibes from gigantamax pikachu?
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  12. AshCo Talks Too Much.


    Sue me, I like the Gigantamax Zard. Design-wise, at least. I still don’t like dynamax as a mechanic but I’m pretty sold on all of these designs. I’ve been clamoring for a fat pikachu after all these years and there’s something about long meowth that’s really funny to me. I wish we kept going with megas but again I really do enjoy some of these designs (eevee is whatever). It’ll at least be kinda cool TCG-wise.
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  13. AshCo Talks Too Much.


    We shouldn't go a single generation without any pokemon being excluded in the TCG. Each generation to me at least is effectively a reset button on all the Pokemon and each time I hope more and more that everyone gets included-that includes all the popular ones people get up in arms about. I think there's a difference between inclusion and oversaturation. When you include one or two of a certain species in the generation, that's fine. But it's less fine the more and more they continue to be spammed into the game. I don't think Sun and Moon was awful with this, but I do hope the next generation includes everyone equally. There were steps in the right direction this time around.

    Don't worry, I do too, lol. I was wondering what they'd do with the inevitable Gigantamax Zard, and it's a way better design than I had hoped for.

    I think we is a bit of a generalization here, don't you? I mean, it's totally fine that a lot of people don't like it and are tired of these pokemon, but with Pikachu I've just gotten used to it since the mascot is of course going to get things, and with Zard? I like Zards, so I don't mind it at all. There's a LOT of people out there who are probably happy by these. Of course, I have my complaints about Dynamaxing as a gimmick (megas were a better and more in-depth version of this) and I only really like these aesthetically, but still. Again, it's fine for the people who don't care or like this, but not everyone out there is going to share that sentiment.
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  14. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer


    What does it mean by “play records”?
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  15. Matthew the Fairy Lover The Lover of everything Fairy
    Matthew the Fairy Lover


    People would be getting salty because some, including me are sick of Gen 1 at this point. They always give love to Gen 1, which is getting repetitive and boring at this point. There's so many Pokemon for Gens 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and some of those Pokemon has gotten nothing since their debut like Dunsparce, Xatu, Lanturn, Solrock, Lunatone etc. etc.
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  16. Matthew the Fairy Lover The Lover of everything Fairy
    Matthew the Fairy Lover


    It means you will need to buy Let's Go Pikachu if you haven't gotten it already and then have a save file to get it. Yay! Paywall.
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  17. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord


    When i look at the butterfree i was hoping it to ge part psychic.. a bit dissappointed
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  18. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer


    Haha everyone be like "gen 1 pandering" when we dont even know the total number of gigantmax pokemon there are. There could be the same number for every gen calm.dowm
  19. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"


    Then show them.
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  20. Flash~ZT0 Aspiring Trainer


    Solrock and Lunatone weren't even in SUN and MOON. That's how forgotten some pokemon are. They even had a second chance for that with ultra but nooooooooooo we gotta add the fan favorites first.
    I'm not saying they should exclude fan favorites, but they need to acknowledge the little guys like they did with Farfetch'd (Which is still gen 1, but it was never popular so it's not really pandering)
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