The latest trailer for November’s Pokémon Sword and Shield launched Monday morning with several small reveals, including the Gigantamaxing mechanic and several new Pokémon and gym leaders. ICYMI, Dynamaxing was previously revealed as one of the new generations exclusive mechanics, turning your favorite pocket monsters into kaiju. Gigantamaxing is the evolution of that concept, turning your animal companions into even bigger kaiju-sized behemoths along with a facelift.
The trailer’s best example of that is in one of its newly revealed Pokémon. At first glance, Alcremie is a standard fairy-type; a literal pile of whipped cream with two strawberries on its head, standing a little shorter than the trainer. But when it Gigantimaxes, Alcremie becomes a freakishly enormous cake, ready to cream anyone who stands in its way. Here’s what the game’s official site says about embiggenning your Pokémon like this: “You can catch Gigantamax Pokémon for your team by participating in Max Raid Battles, but it seems they’re very rare—finding one won’t be easy!”
Along with Alcremie, this latest trailer revealed Rolycoly, a rock-type, Duraludon, a steel/dragon-type and an official reveal for Yamper, the corgi that could electrocute you if you don’t drain its energy by playing fetch with it.
On the character end of the clip, Chairman Rose makes an appearance along with Vice Presisdent Oleana, the fighting-type gym leader, Bea, who can definitely choke-slam you and Alistair, the ghost-type gym leader from your nightmares.
You can meet all these characters and pump your favorites full of growth enhancers when Pokémon Sword and Shield hit shelves on November 15 for Nintendo Switch.