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New Gigantamax Trailer Reveals New Pokemon Forms

Pikachu is fat again! Meowth is long! Eevee is fluffier than ever! The newest trailer for the upcoming release of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield has revealed that some old Kanto favorites will take on new forms when Gigantamaxing, a.k.a. using the new mechanic that makes battling bigger than ever. 

Some Pokemon will just become Godzilla-sized versions of themselves, while others — Butterfree, Meowth, Eevee, Charizard, and Pikachu – will get a whole makeover and new special moves. And if you played either of the Let's Go! titles, you're in luck. Using data from those games will earn you a Pikachu or Eevee, depending on which cute critter was your partner Pokemon.

When Pikachu Gigantamaxes in battle, it gets... chubby. Remember how Pikachu used to look, when it had a little more pudge to cuddle? Pikachu's new Gigantamax form is a homage to that original design, complete with a zig-zagging tail. It can paralyze all opponents using the new move G-Max Volt Crash.

More of an Eevee fan? Not to worry, because Eevee's Gigantamax form is just as cute. Eevee becomes fluffy to the Giganta-max with a massive, soft-looking mane. Gigantamax Eevee is so cute, in fact, that its new move G-Max Cuddle will infatuate all opponents of the opposite gender. 

Butterfree's new look would make Mothra jealous, with giant luminescent wings that can unleash G-Max Befuddle, which naturally confuses its opponents. 

Gigantamax Charizard sure is something to behold. If you thought Mega Charizard was cool, hold on to your hats, folks. Gigantamax Charizard looks like a true blue dragon. Its wings are now made of flames and its horns are longer than ever. It looks positively demonic when it unleashes G-Max Wildfire, an ultra-powerful move that will cause damage for four (4!) rounds to all non-fire-type Pokemon. 

Last, but certainly not least, is Meowth. Remember the longcat meme? Imagine if Meowth was longcat. That's what Meowth's Gigantamax form looks like, with glowing eyes and outstretched claws. Big and tall Meowth can use G-Max Gold Rush, which will confuse enemies and earn you extra in-game cash. Thanks, Meowth! If you want this cat as your own, note that Meowth comes as an exclusive early purchase bonus. You have to spend a little money now to get even more (in-game anyway) later, apparently.

Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until Pokemon Sword and Shield both launch on Nov. 15, 2019 to get your hands on these Gigantamax Pokemon. But at least they're shaping up to be pretty exciting!