Pokémon Sword and Shield – How to get Gigantamax Meowth

This is a guide for how to get Gigantamax Meowth. This is a limited time gift which you can pick up before January 15th 2020.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, you can use new abilities called Dynamax and Gigantamax to supersize your Pokémon. Dynamax makes your Pokémon a bigger version and Gigantamaxing can change the form of the Pokémon. For a limited time, there’s a quick and easy method to get your first Gigantamax Pokémon.

There’s a Mystery Gift which is accessible from the menu in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Once you have met Professor Magnolia at the end of route 2 in the early stages of the game the online features will open up to you and from there you can claim your Mystery Gift – A Gigantamax Meowth.

Open up the menu, select Mystery Gift and then select ‘Get via the internet’. There will be a search for a few seconds and then you’ll be given a Gigantamax Meowth Gift. Select the gift and then save it to your party or put in a box.

Meowth starts out at level 5 so you may want to have a few battles with him to level him up. He’s got some good starter moves including Slash which is a power level 70 attack, with more of a chance to land critical hits. Fake-out is also a great move, on the first move it allows you to flitch your opponent which freezes them in place allowing you to attack them freely, and with the increased chance for a critical hit this Pokémon is going to be great for when you’re starting the game. It also has ‘pick up’ which will help you find random items when you’re running around battling and levelling up your Pokémon.

When you get into Max Raid Battles or Gym Battles you’ll have access to the Gigantamax features. Gigantamaxing your Pokemon changes there form and this Meowth grows tall and thin and has some good Gigantamax moves including G-Max Gold Rush.

So make sure you pick up your Mystery Gift before January 15th 2020 to collect your Gigantamax Meowth.

That’s it for this Pokémon Sword and Shield guide – How to get Gigantamax Meowth. For more Pokémon Sword and Shield content like this check out the other helpful guides on the website or check This Week In Video Games on YouTube.

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