What Is Gigantamax Pikachu And How To Get Gigantamax Pikachu?

Dhir Acharya - Jan 25, 2021


What Is Gigantamax Pikachu And How To Get Gigantamax Pikachu?

In this post, we want to focus on Gigantamax Pikachu, a special Gigantamax character, though it was only available for a short time.

If you are a fan of Pokémon, you have probably heard of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, two of the titles developed for Pokémon lovers. In this post, we want to focus on Gigantamax Pikachu, a special Gigantamax character.

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What is Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield?

For those who are not familiar with this game, however, we will introduce the title to you in this section. This is a role-playing video game released in November 2019, developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo. The game can be played on the Nintendo Switch.

These are the first installments in the 8th generation in the Pokémon video game series and the 2nd released on a home game console after Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Let’s Go Eevee! The games were announced in February 2019.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield take place in the Galar region, which is a long but narrow expanse of the land in the Pokémon world, described as a modern setting. The region was created with inspiration from Great Britain, featuring several landmarks that resemble places like the Cerne Abbas Giant and the House of Parliament.

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In the Galar region, there are countryside towns that have cottages as well as Victorian architecture. In the center of the region is an Industrial Revolution-like city that has steampunk-style elements. Many towns and cities in the region are Pokémon Gyms stylized such as football stadiums that show off both Gigantamaxing and Dynamaxing.

The north of the region mostly consists of mountains covered with snow. Meanwhile, the Wild Area populates a large part of the south-central part of the region, it’s an open-world area where a lot of Pokémon species roam. The weather in the Wild Area often changes.

What is a Gigantamax Pokémon?

Gigantamax Pokémon are Pokémon that grow in size and change form completely when they Dynamax. For instance, your Alcremie will go from a cute little blob of ice cream into a cake monstrosity.

Only certain Pokémon can Gigantamax. You will know if you have caught a Pokémon with the ability to Gigantamax by looking at its summary because there will be a red X symbol between the Pokémon’s name and the image of the Poké Ball which it lives in.

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Each Gigantamax form has an entry of its own in the Pokédex but these aren’t required to complete the Pokédex.

Gigantamaxing will last for three hours only but a Gigantamax Pokémon can use a unique G-Max move with multiple special effects.

It’s worth noting that you can breed a Gigantamax Pokémon with other Pokémon or two Gigantamax Pokémon with each other, but the baby Pokémon cannot Gigantamax.

What is Pikachu Gigantamax?

In May 2020, Game Freak released a new addition to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the first Gigantamax Pikachu raids ever. Before that, it had been available for a while but it wasn’t possible to get one with Lightning Rod.

Before that, Raichu had been a popular support Pokémon in the games for the combination of Lightning Rod and excellent support moves. But Gigantamax Pikachu has the same traits and two more advantages.

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The first advantage is Light Ball, which doubles the offensive stats of Pikachu and makes it much more threatening. This allows the attack and special attack stat of Pikachu comparable to that of Mewtwo and other legendaries.

The second advantage is the Gigantamax form. G-Max Volt Crash is a signature move of Pikachu that paralyzes both opponents. This reduces their speed by half and may prevent the opponent to act. Volt Crash is one of the best Gmax moves available.

Where to get Gigantamax Pikachu?

It’s worth noting that the Eevee and Pikachu in the wild won’t Gigantamax as only their special versions would do. To get these special versions, players had to save a file for Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch to get the special Pikachu and Eevee. But the special event only lasted for a week, from May 11 to May 18, 2020.

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After saving the file, players had to speak to two NPCs in the Wild Area train station, which is located in the Meetup Spot zone. If they see that you have been on an adventure before, they will give you the Pokemon.

However, these versions of Pikachu and Eevee cannot evolve, which is similar to the starter version of these characters in Let’s Go.

You don’t even need to complete Let’s Go to get the Pokémon. All you have to do is saving the file from the game, meaning you can borrow a copy from a friend or rent one. So, this is how to get how to get Gigantamax Pikachu.

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