Dynamax vs Gigantamax

Dynamax vs Gigantamax

January 11, 2020

Dynamaxing vs Gigantamaxing


So there was something confusing me in the latest Pokemon game. What the hell is Gigantamax and how does it differ from Dynamax? Since it took me some effort to figure it out, I will save you the trouble of researching it yourself.


Dynamax Pokemon are the new addition that adds an interesting new element to the games. Although these monster sized Pokemon might be a little overpowered in the regular game itself, the PvP battles it will spawn should be very interesting. 


Gigantamax Pokemon are similar to Dynamaxed Pokemon in the fact that they become giant creatures looming over the battlefield. The difference is that while Dynamaxed Pokemon just grow larger, Gigantamaxed Pokemon also change in appearance and move set. (Watch the video below for a visual of the change). 

 

 Gigantamax Forms | Meloo, youtube.com



These changes not only alter the appearance of your Pokemon but they also get G-Max moves which are even more powerful and can cause effects to the battlefield. Not all Pokemon can Gigantamax, and even the types that can are limited in which ones will. To explain here is a list of some the Pokemon that have the possibility to Gigantamax:

  • Garbodor
  • Lapras
  • Kingler
  • Orbeetle
  • Flapple
  • Appletun
  • Copperajah
  • Hatterene
  • Duranlundon
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Coalossal
  • Machamlp
  • Centiskorch
  • Sandaconda
  • Gengar
  • Drednaw
  • Alcremie
  • Corviknight
  • Meowth
  • Butterfree
  • Eevee
  • Pikachu
  • Charizard
While all these Pokemon have the chance to be Gigantamaxed, you still have to catch one that in a max raid battle with that ability. Coming across these Pokemon is extremely rare meaning you might fight 30 Meowth max raid battles before finding one that can actually Gigantamax. A frustrating concept but one that adds an interesting element into the game. 

TLDR

Dynamaxing is having your Pokemon grow incredibly large for a few turns during a battle.


Gigantamaxing is the same including Pokemon also changing in appearance and move set to G-Max moves, adding extra effects above the regular Dynamaxed Pokemon. Pokemon that can Gigantamax are rare to find and very limited even within the few Pokemon types that have the possibility. 



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