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Pokémon Sword & Shield news round-up - Gigantamax Pokémon revealed for Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, Charizard & Butterfree, details, screenshots, artwork and more

Lot's of new Pokémon Sword & Shield information has been released, with the launch of an all new trailer highlighting new Gigantamax Pokémon.

Each Gigantamax Pokémon has an all new move! Pikachu has 'G-Max Volt Crash', Eevee has 'G-Max Cuddle', Charizard has 'G-Max Wildfire', Butterfree has 'G-Max Befuddle', and Meowth has 'G-Max Gold Rush'. You can check out these new moves in the new trailer featured above.

Direct-feed screenshots can be viewed here!

Gigantamax Pikachu and Eevee can only be received by having a save-file for Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee respectively on your Nintendo Switch.

Gigantamax Meowth is only available for a limited time, with the promotion ending on January 15th, 2020.

Check out the gallery of artwork below for the Gigantamax versions of Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, Butterfree, and Meowth. Look forward to the launch of Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch on November 15th, 2019!

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Chubby Pikachu is the best

reynard
Wed Oct 16 19 10:07am
Rating: 1

Longmeowth is looooong.

Chubby Pikachu is back!!! :D
And Butterfree as Mothra looks super cool Smile

Fat Pikachu is BACK, baby.

jd
Wed Oct 16 19 12:30pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

*sigh* ...so much GenWunning...

EDIT: Arceus forbit Cherry-zord doesn't get special treatment...

fylo
Wed Oct 16 19 01:06pm
Rating: 1

At this point it seems it'll never go.

Black and White were met with an extreme amount of backlash from some circles (mainly those on facebook/public forums with people who were lapsed on Pokemon and were looking to BW to get back in it) due to all the Unova mons being the main focus of the game and I vividly remember people bitching about why they couldn't use a Pikachu/Charizard over the "hideous designs" they were stuck with. Needless to say, XY onwards they went so overboard on it that I fear it's to prevent any such backlash from happening ever again.

Hell, all the national dex spammers have me worried as if this game ends up having a great new direction with more content at the cost of less mons, then we may go back to a Generation with all 900+ mons but with literally nothing else to do with them. It's kinda worrisome how people aren't careful with what they ask for.

Meanwhile Gen 1 is even shafting Gen 1 as my beloved Articuno/legendary bird trio still lacks a unique battle theme, form, unique move, or anything to make them more special.

Wed Oct 16 19 06:01pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

Yeah, the Generation V guys have gotten more respect since then, but you had to be there to know how very loathed they were in many circles, and a lot of it stemmed from there being no familiar Pokémon at all as the likes of Gigalith and Swoobat were derided as inferior knockoffs. They wanted to use teams made of familiar mons, but Black and White denied them of that. Even now, there are several evolution lines from that generation used as the butt of jokes, like the Trubbish, Vanillite, Klink, and Oshawott lines, more so than any other generation by a long shot. Most of the outcry came from Generation I fans, who won't buy a Pokémon game unless the generation is pandered to, especially favorites like Pikachu, Charizard, and Mewtwo. Just you watch. Mewtwo will be somewhere in this game again.

Speaking of which, my favorite Generation I Pokémon is Kabutops. It hasn't received anything special since getting Swift Swim (though to be fair, it doesn't need anything more when put on a rain team).

Not surprised at all. I did say they were holding back until the last minute to info dump nothing but Kanto pandering as we approach the release. So very infinitely sad that this developer chooses to neglect a good chunk of their history just to appease one demographic of nostalgia-hungry simpletons.

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