Being an original Kanto Pokémon, the Charmander evolution line has always been my favorite. To add on to the allure, Charizard is one of the few Pokémon who can go through all three special evolution forms: Mega Evolution, Dynamax, and Gigantamax.
When the Pokémon Sword and Shield game came out, I was excited to breed and hunt gigantamax Charizard (I mean, who wasn’t! 😂).
Having successfully bred and hunted these magnificent Pokémon on several occasions, I’ve written this article to share my knowledge and experience on how to make Charizard Gigantamax.
What are the requirements for getting your Charizard to Gigantamax?
First, you must get your Charmander to evolve to Charizard. Play with your Charmander and train it to reach level 16, where it evolves to Charmeleon, then keep going till it evolves to Charizard at level 36.
Optionally, you can use special Charmander candy to grow your Charmander to Charizard. You need 25 candies to get to Charmeleon and another 100 to get to Charizard.
Once it is fully evolved, take the Charizard to Max Raids or battle with other opponents to allow it to evolve into the gigantamax form.
What is the easiest way to get a Gigantamax Pokémon?
😬😶in my opinion, there’s no easy way of getting Gigantamax Pokémon. They are rare since not all Pokémon species can evolve into the Gigantamax form.
The Gigantamax Pokémon can be found in five-star Max Raids. To participate in these raids, start by getting a dragon badge, the last gym badge in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
With this badge, you can go for Max Raid Battles in the Pokémon Den inside the center of stones. For example, to hunt for Gigantamax Charizard, go to the Lake of Outrage.
Once you get to the hunting location, look for a purple beam, which indicates a rare spawn like the Gigantamax.
To increase your chances of getting the Gigantamax Pokémon, use a wishing piece on a Pokémon den to attract the Gigantamax forms. Note that this attracts other Pokémon types, so you have to keep fighting them until you get the Gigantamax form.
How to Make Charizard Gigantamax in Sword and Shield
To make Charizard Gigantamax, finish the entire story in Pokémon Sword . After defeating the Champion Leon, wait for the credits to roll, return to the Postwick Village, and enter Leon and Hop’s house.
In the upstairs room on the right, you’ll find a Poke ball at the center of the floor. Pick it to get a Charmander with at least three base stats.
Check its stats and decide if it is good enough. If not, keep resetting until you get one with max special attacks and speed. Remember to save before entering the room to ensure you can reset successfully.
A Pokémon with Gigantamax abilities will have a red X symbol next to its name. After getting the Charmander, train it until it levels up to Charmeleon, then Charizard.
In battles or challenges against powerful opponents, this Charizard will use the Gigantamax factor to grow into its Gigantamax Charizard form.
Here’s a table summary of how to make Charizard Gigantamax in Sword and Shield.
How it Works
Completing Pokémon Sword and Shield
After completing the entire storyline, get a Poke Ball from Leon’s bedroom. It contains a Charmander with the Gigantamax factor.
Max Raid Battles
Earn the Dragon Badge, then go hunting in the Pokémon Dens, especially where you see the purple beam.
What are the chances of getting a Gigantamax Charizard?
😥Gigantamax Pokémon are generally rare. Throughout the raids and gaming opportunities, all Gigantamax get a 5% chance of appearing.
During official Gigantamax events, these chances go up to 50%. Additionally, there is a 10% – 20% chance of getting them during hidden Gigantamax events.
Is Charizard Gigantamax a Dragon type?
Gigantamax Charizard is a massive fire type with flaming wings. The Gigantamax factor changes its appearance and enhances its move sets.
In terms of appearance, the Gigantamax Charizard has unique markings on its belly and limbs. It also gets the Gmax wildfire as an added move.
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