How to Get Gigantamax Pikachu in Pokemon Sword and Shield

In Pokemon Sword and Shield, there is a new “ascension” mechanic through which players can get the Gigantamax version of various Pokemon, get new abilities and a cool, giant appearance for their Pokemon. In this guide, we will tell you how you can get your hands on a Gigantamax Pikachu in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

How to Get Gigantamax Pikachu

First, you need to get a Special Pikachu. So far, there are two ways to get a Special Pikachu in the game which we will talk about below.

The first method is to find a Special Pikachu in the Wild Area of Galar. It takes roughly 2 hours before players reach the Wild Area Station in the game so once you do, start searching for a Special Pikachu in the area and capture it.

The 2nd method of getting a Special Pikachu is only for those who have played Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu on their Nintendo Switch and have a save file tied to their account. Basically their Pikachu from that game gets transferred over to Sword and Shield.

Once you have the Special Pokemon, you can transform it into a Gigantamax version. After and his electric-type move will change to G-Max Volt Crash. This move is going to be much more powerful and stronger than before.