Pokemon Sword and Shield: Gigantamaxing and Version Exclusive Gym Leaders

As we inch closer to Pokemon Sword and Shield’s release date, we get more information regarding the game’s new mechanics.

The new ability besides Dynamaxing is called Gigantamaxing. Gigantamaxing changes both the size and the appearance of the Pokemon. Unlike Dynamax though, Gigantamax only happens to a few select few Pokemon of the species and they can be caught by participating in Max Raid Battles.

Gigantamax also gives access to a special G-Max Move. Each G-Max Move is particular to a specific species of Gigantamax Pokémon, and regular Dynamax Pokémon can’t use G-Max Moves.

We have also learned that Pokemon Sword and Shield will have version exclusive gyms. Pokemon Sword gets Bea, the Fighting-type expert while Pokemon Shield gets Allister, the Ghost-type expert.

Besides that, there are region exclusive Pokemon as well. Deino and Jangmo-o only appear in Pokémon Sword and Larvitar and Goomy only appear in Pokémon Shield.

We also got to see new Pokemon from the Galar region, one of which who Gigantamaxes into a  huge cake. First ice-creams and now cake, we wonder what’s next in the Pokemon Confectionary family.

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