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Pokemon News Issue #153

Pokemon News Issue #153


Welcome back to Pokemon News! We got a lot of Gigantamax information that dropped a few days ago, so let’s get right into it.


A total of five new Gigantamax Pokemon were revealed, all of which are reserved to Generation One at the moment. So first up are two exclusives. For those that have saved data for Let’s Go Pikachu, you will have access to Gigantamax Pikachu.



Yes, Pikachu has gotten a little bit fatter. Just like everyone wanted.

All the electricity it generates in the sacs in its cheeks is stored in its tail. In battle, it will strike opponents with its tail and send a jolt of electricity through them as great as any lightning strike! It’s become so powerful that now it can produce enough electricity to rival a power plant! However, using this electricity to help power people’s homes seems difficult, as Pikachu can only remain Gigantamaxed for a short time.

Gigantamaxed Pikachu’s electric moves turn into “G-Max Volt Crash”, which deals damage to a single target, but paralyzes each opponent.


Not to be outdone and ignored, if players have Let’s Go Eevee save data, they will have access to Gigantamaxed Eevee.



The fluff is strong with this one.

The fur around its neck has become extra fluffy and luxurious thanks to Gigantamax power. Any opponent caught in this fur becomes enamored with Eevee and loses the will to fight. Gigantamaxing has caused Eevee to become more rambunctious than ever, and it will attempt to play with any opponent. However, it often ends up crushing its opponent due to its massive size.

All of Gigantamaxed Eevee’s normal type moves change to “G-Max Cuddle”, which not only damages opponents, but infatuates opposing Pokemon of the opposite gender.


Moving right along, with Charizard being a part of the champion’s team, its only natural that Gigantamaxed Charizard would be a thing.



Give it some time, Venusaur and Blastoise should get one too.

The flames inside its body have become stronger, and now fire erupts from its mouth and horns in addition to its tail. It seems that the strength of the flames increases when Charizard roars. Charizard’s flames have become enhanced with Gigantamax power and now form wings on its back. These wings are hotter than magma, and Charizard can fire them off to scorch its opponents!

Gigantamaxed Charizard changes all of its Fire Type moves into “G-Max Wildfire”, which damages all non-Fire Type Pokemon and sets up a Fire Spin on each target.


Surprising me and probably a good chunk of other players, Gigantamaxed Butterfree is also a thing.



Vivillion eat your heart out, these are better.

Its most notable feature is its blinding wings, which have grown to gigantic proportions. The light of its wings comes from their scales, which can inflict paralysis, poisoning, or sleep on its opponents. These scales are Butterfree’s most effective weapons! Butterfree’s vast wings can stir up a wind strong enough to lift a 10-ton truck, just by flapping. This wind also scatters poisonous scales around the area, so simply being near this Pokémon is very dangerous.

Gigantamaxed Butterfree changes all of its Bug Type moves into “G-Max Befuddle”, which after damage, either poisons, paralyzes, or puts opponents to sleep.


As an early purchase bonus, players will have access to a special Gigantamax in the form of Gogantamaxed Meowth.



Long cat lives on!

Gigantamaxing has caused Meowth’s body to stretch to astounding lengths, and the coin on its head has also become massive. The giant coin can emit a torrent of Gigantamax power, filling the surrounding area with a powerful golden gleam. Meowth loves shiny objects, and when it sees skyscrapers lined with glass, it won’t be able to resist the urge to sharpen its claws on them. This behavior can cause considerable damage, such as wearing down the exterior walls and breaking windows.

Gigantamaxed Meowth’s Normal Type moves turn into “G-Max Gold Rush”, which gives a cash bonus after damage is resolved.


Side note with Pikachu, Eevee, and Meowth. All three are incapable of evolving by any means. So you won’t have to worry about losing those Gigantamaxes.


And that’s it for Pokemon News. Which Gigantamax are you excited for? Let me know in the comments below. And as always, I’ll see you guys in the next issue.