Pokemon Sword and Shield – New Trailer; New Pokemon and Gym Leaders

Pokemon Sword and Shield – New Trailer; New Pokemon and Gym Leaders

More things are being unveiled for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield on Nintendo Switch! The Pokemon Company has released a new trailer which details new aspects of the Galar region.

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Let’s start with the three new Pokemon: Alcremie, Rolycoly, and Duraludon.

Additionally, we learn about two new gym leaders, and the Gigantamaxing mechanic, which allows Pokemon to now only change size, but change appearance!

Gigantamaxing

The strange phenomenon known as Dynamaxing can only occur in specific areas of the Galar region.

While Dynamaxing seems to be a phenomenon common to the Pokémon from Galar, it’s been discovered that there’s a special phenomenon known as Gigantamaxing, too! Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax—and even among such species, only rare specimens will be able to Gigantamax. The majority will keep their usual appearance when they Dynamax.

Gigantamax Pokémon become bigger, and just like normal Dynamaxing, Gigantamaxing boosts the power of the Pokémon. It also allows each Gigantamax Pokémon to use a unique move known as a 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 at all!

Regular Drednaw and Corviknight can Dynamax, but there are some special members of these species that can Gigantamax.

You can catch Gigantamax Pokémon for your team by participating in Max Raid Battles, but it seems they’re very rare—finding one won’t be easy!