Fat Pikachu and other giant Pokemon revealed for Sword and Shield
Pokemon is showing off its Gigantamax monsters and their new moves.
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Gigantamax Pikachu comes with a new move called G-max volt crash, which paralyzes all opponents. You can gain access to Gigantamax Pikachu by using your play records from Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu.
Then there's Gigantamax Eevee, which comes with a new move called G-max cuddle. It causes infatuation in "opposite-gender opponents." Similarly, you get this Pokemon by using your play records in Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee.
There's also a Gigantamax Charizard with a G-max wildfire move that damages all non-fire Pokemon for four turns; Gigantamax Butterfree with G-max befuddle that causes paralysis, poison or asleep status in opponents; and a special early order bonus of Gigantamax Meowth with G-max gold rush to confuse all targets and gain an in-game cash bonus. This stretched-out version of Meowth is available through Jan. 15, 2020.