Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor: How to Get Gigantamax Squirtle or Bulbasaur!

Getting  Gigantamax Squirtle or Bulbasaur in Pokemon Sword and Shield is easy.

One of the coolest new things with the Isle of Armor expansion for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield is that many new Pokemon get Gigantamax forms. Two of these that brought a lot of hype was Bulbasaur and Squirtle. But how do you catch one that can do it?

Turns out, it’s pretty dang easy.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor

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When you get to the Isle of Armor, you’ll be tasked to chase down three bizarrely fast Galarian Slowpokes for very silly reasons, and in doing so you please the Dojo Master Mustard. As a reward, he presents you with two Pokemon of which you get to pick one: Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

Venusaur’s Gigantmax form makes his flower bigger, draping over his body and give him the G-Max ability “Vine Lash” where it hits hard with massive vines. In addition to just doing a ton of damage it also CONTINUES to do damage to all non-grass-types for four additional turns.

Likewise, the Gigantamax Blastoise gets the G-Max move Cannonade (when Gigantamaxing gives you cannons, you make Cannonade). Much like Venusaur’s G-Max move in addition to massive damage, it will do damage to all non-water-types for four additional turns.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor

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Me, myself, I went with Bulbasaur because I love Bulbasaur and I will NOT apologize for it. But it’s fully capable of Gigantamaxing upon evolving into Venusaur. See? It’s that easy. Go get yours now.

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Expansion Pass is now available and includes access to the new Isle of Armor. Check out our guide on how to get started in the new land.

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