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Gigantamax Pikachu : For a Limited Time, ‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ Adds Gigantamax Pikachu and More to the Wild Area.

For a limited time, the new Pokémon Sword and Shield update will add some special Gigantamax Pokémon to the Wild Area.

Gigantamax Pikachu Stats

The Wild Area in Sword and Shield was updated late Monday to accommodate more Gigantamax Pikachu spawns in Max Raid Battles. The previous Pokémon pool, which contained Rotom, Dragapult, and others, is no longer available.

If you have save data from Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu on your Nintendo Switch, you could only get Gigantamax Pikachu in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Trainers will get this unique Pikachu, which can morph into this new form using a powerful G-Max Move.

This Pikachu isn’t the only one who’s headed to the Wild Area. Continue reading to find more about the special Giganatamax Eevee and Meowth that will be coming in Sword and Shield very soon.


From now until Monday, May 18 at 7:59 p.m. EDT, Gigantamax Pikachu will be available.

From Monday, May 18 at 8 p.m. EDT through Monday, May 25 at 7:59 p.m. EDT, Gigantamax Eevee will be joining Max Raids.

Finally, starting Monday, May 25 at 8 p.m. EDT to Monday, June 1 at 7:59 p.m. EDT, Gigantamax Meowth will join Max Raid Battles.


While all three Gigantamax Pokémon are already accessible to acquire in Sword and Shield, not everyone has the proper save file. This is a great time to catch them in the following three weeks. It’s worth noting that none of these Pokémon will be able to evolve.

Not only that, but the Shiny versions and all three Pokémon’s Hidden Abilities will be available for the first time.

Shiny Gigantamax Pikachu is now available for the first week and may be captured with its Hidden Ability, Lightning Rod. If Pikachu is hit by an Electric-type attack, its ability increases its Special Attack.

G-Max Volt Crash is Gigantamax Pikachu’s only move. Even if your opponent’s Pokémon is a Ground-type that can’t be harmed by this type of move, this powerful Electric-type strike paralyses them all.

If the player possessed save data from Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee on their Nintendo Switch, Eevee with the ability to Gigantamax was only available in Sword and Shield. Anticipation is its Hidden Ability, which informs players if their opponent possesses a Super Effective assault.

Cuddle is its G-Max move, and it makes all of your opponent’s Pokémon swoon.

Gigantamax Meowth was only available for a limited time event, so now is your opportunity to get one if you missed out. Its Hidden Ability is Unnerve, which prevents the opponent from eating a held Berry when using the Mystery Gift feature.

Gold Rush is its G-Max move, which raises the amount of money you get when you win a battle.

The Sword and Shield online features also provide players access to extra Raids. Players must connect to the internet in order to participate in other people’s Raid Battles.

More information about this technique can be found in our Sword and Shield online tutorial.

Sword and Shield are now available for the Nintendo Switch.

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