New Pokemon Sword and Shield Trailer Shows Off Gigantamaxing
The Pokemon Company has just released a brand new trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield that shows off a few of the new Pokemon players will meet in the Galar region. The short video also showcases the “Gigantamaxing” mechanic which takes battles to epic proportions.
Four new Pokemon were shown off (although Yamper was already revealed at E3) and we’ve listed them below together with their official descriptions:
ALCREMIE (Fairy) — Alcremie can produce whipped cream, which becomes richer the happier Alcremie is feeling. Desserts made using this cream are invariably delicious, so many pastry chefs strive to have an Alcremie as their partner.
YAMPER (Electric) — Yamper has a tendency to be drawn to things that are moving quickly. It can chase after people and Pokémon or even go charging at vehicles!
ROLYCOLY (Rock) — Its red eye can illuminate dark areas, while it uses the lump of coal attached to its body like a wheel to move through coal mines and caves. It seems to be able to travel smoothly even over rough terrain.
DURALUDON (Steel/Dragon) — The metal composing its body is incredibly durable but also surprisingly light. It only weighs about 88 lbs. in total. Thanks to this, Duraludon can move quite quickly in spite of its appearance. Its body is weak to corrosion, however, and is known to rust easily.
You can see all four of them in action in the trailer below:
As for Gigantamaxing, this mechanic takes the previously revealed Dynamaxing mechanic up a notch. Not only does it transform the Pokemon to a gigantic version of itself, but it also alters its appearance. During this state, extremely powerful moves called G-Max Moves are unlocked. These moves require Gigantamaxing and cannot be performed by regular Dynamax Pokemon.
The trailer also revealed that certain Gym leaders will be exclusive to each version. Sword will feature the Fighting-type specialist Bea while Shield players will have to challenge Ghost-type expert Allister.
Pokemon Sword and Shield will be launching on November 15th exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.