Gigantamax is a special transformation in Sword & Shield. This guide explains How To Gigantamax In Pokemon Sword & Shield because it’s not exactly the same as Dynamax, which has left many players confused as to which is which and what they do.
There’s a bit of confusion between the different of Dynamax and Gigantamax, although they are essentially the same in execution. Both forms drastically increase the Pokemon’s stats but only the Gigantamax alters the Pokemon’s appearance (other than just size) and unlocks brand new, unique, max moves.
How To Gigantamax In Pokemon Sword & ShieldMaking a Pokemon Gigantamax is the same way of Dynamax. In certain battles, mainly Den battles and Pokemon Gym battles, you can Dynamax. If your Pokemon has a Gigantamax ability, it will instead go Gigantamax. The text in the transform option still reads Dynamax.
How To Tell If A Pokemon Can Gigantamax
You can inspect any Pokemon in your party or box and learn if they can Gigantamax. Look at the Pokemon’s name in the top right corner, there is a special icon next to it. This means that when they Dynamax, it’s actually a Gigantamax.
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