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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield 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.

Wild Area Station

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.

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu

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.

Well, you only need a save from that game. So even if you haven’t completed it, just rent it or borrow it from a friend you can still get your save file to make you eligible of getting the Gigantamax Pikachu.

Every time you begin to face off against a Pikachu make sure to hone your earth type ones, and they will be super effective against the electric type Pikachu.

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

Can you Evolve Gigantamax Pikachu?

No, like other special Pokemon you can no further evolve this type of Pikachu. Not to mention, that you don’t really need to evolve a Gigantamax Pokemon. You’ve already got boosted stats, and everything, so just roll with it!