To mix things up, some Pokémon have exclusive Gigantamax Forms. When one of these Pokémon Dynamaxes, their appearance will change and one of their Max Moves will be replaced with a unique G-Max Move. Otherwise, they function the same as Dynamaxed Pokémon (so they don’t have better stats or anything). Gigantamax Form Pokémon can be obtained via certain Max Raid Battles or events.
Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.
In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.
The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.