Pokemon Sword And Shield Offer Three Free Exclusive Gigantamax Pokemon

Fat Pikachu is back, baby.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield are just around the corner, and Nintendo and the Pokemon Company are teasing bonus extras you can claim in the game. This time a Galar Research Update revealed three new Gigantamax forms, each offered as a free bonus.

For those who played Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee, you can claim special Gigantamax versions of Pikachu and Eevee in Sword and Shield. Pikachu transforms into a chunky mouse with a glowing tail and a G-Max Volt Crash move to paralyze all opponents. Eevee gets even fluffier than usual and uses G-Max Cuddle to infatuate opposite-gender opponents. You'll be able to claim your special Pikachu and Eevee once you arrive at the WIld Area Station.

Those aren't the only special monsters, though. If you play Sword and Shield between November 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020, you'll be able to obtain a Gigantamax Meowth as a Mystery Gift. He's a weird-looking stretched out cat with a G-Max Gold Rush move that confuses opponents and gives bonus money.

The announcement notes that none of these special version of Pikachu, Eevee, or Meowth can evolve. But why would you want them to? The reveal also showed off a Gigantamax Charizard and Butterfree.

We recently learned that Pokemon Sword or Shield will take up about 10 GB of space on your Nintendo Switch. Fat Pikachu is probably a solid half of that.

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