The most recent Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield trailer revealed yet another big, unexpected gameplay mechanic: Gigantamaxing, not to be confused with Dynamaxing or previous generations’ Mega Evolution. Here’s what Gigantamaxing is, and the differences between the three that we know so far. But first, check out the new trailer below to see a Gigantamax Pokemon in all of its glory.
What is Gigantamaxing?
Gigantamaxing a Pokemon changes both its size and appearance. For example, a Gigantamax Alcremie grows a huge multi-tiered cake beneath it, and a Gigantamax Corviknight grows bigger, ascends into the air, and gains “independently flying blade birds.” Yes.