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Gigantamax Venusaur is Coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield

Gigantamax Venosaur and Blastoise may have been among the best reveals of the Nintendo Direct.
Gigantamax Venosaur and Blastoise may have been among the best reveals of the Nintendo Direct. | Game Freak/Nintendo

Gigantamax Venosaur and Blastoise may have been among the biggest (pun intended) reveals of Jan. 9's Nintendo Direct. While other announcements, including a remaster of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and similar Gigantamax forms for the three final evolutions of Sword and Shield's starter Pokemon certainly made waves, getting to see completely new forms given to series legends is simply mind-blowing.

Inteleon, another Pokemon getting a Gigantamax Form in the DLC
Inteleon, another Pokemon getting a Gigantamax Form in the DLC | Game Freak/Nintendo

Gigantamax Venosaur: What is a Gigantamax Form?

Gigantamaxing is a concept currently unique to the Sword and Shield games. It is a variation of Dynamaxing, an in-combat transformation trainers can have their Pokemon undergo to grow in size and power. Certain Pokemon take this a step further by turning into Gigantamax forms when Dynamaxing. This process changes not only their size but also their appearance and unlocks incredibly powerful (and flashy) G-Max moves.

Gigantamax Venosaur: What We Know

During the Nintendo Direct, we got a solid look at Venosaur's new Gigantamax form. The blooming flower on its back has overgrown, and now hangs over its face like bangs. On the top, there looks to be some kind of fruit or other growth. No word yet on what new G-Max moves will be used, but the transformation will become available along with Gigantamax Blastoise in the new DLC coming to the game soon. Anyone upset that only Charizard made the Gigantamax cut in the base game is certainly jumping for joy right now!