Update (16th Oct, 14:05 BST): As we expected, today's official Pokémon Sword and Shield announcement was indeed for Gigantamax versions of some fan-favourite Pokémon. The announcement has arrived in the form of a brand new trailer, which shows off new forms for Charizard, Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree.

It has also been confirmed that Gigantamax Pikachu is obtained when you have save data for Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! on your Switch, while Gigantamax Eevee can be obtained when you have save data for Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!. The Gigantamax Meowth will be available as an exclusive early-purchase bonus.


Original Article (16th Oct, 10:30 BST): One of the many new features coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield is the ability for certain Pokémon to Dynamax and Gigantamax. Essentially, these are transformations which are used in battle, increasing a Pokémon's size and altering the moves they can use.

Today, several new Pokémon have been revealed to be capable of Gigantamaxing. This transformation type not only makes each Pokémon significantly larger, but also changes their appearance somewhat. Very few Pokémon have been confirmed to be able to pull this off so far, but several fan-favourites are getting in on the action.

The reveal comes via CoroCoro magazine (thanks, Serebii.net). It's possible that these new Pokémon transformations will form part of today's official Sword and Shield info drop; we've intentionally avoided sharing the images and names of the Pokémon thus far in case you don't want to be spoiled ahead of time, so consider this your final spoiler warning.

You can see the full magazine cover below (and we've zoomed in on the important bit just below that). If you look closely, you'll spot Gigantamax versions of Eevee, Pikachu, Meowth and Charizard.

CoroCoroCoro, via Serebii
CorocoroCoroCoro, via Serebii

This is the first time we've seen Pokémon not introduced as part of Generation 8 be able to Gigantamax.

Do you like the idea of Gigantamaxing? Do you think this will be today's info reveal? Let us know with a comment below.

[via serebii.net]