Pokemon: Does Gigantamax channel inspiration from Godzilla?

Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokemon are going to be really fun to play with, but where do they truly get their inspiration from?

As the days tick away closer and closer to the release date of Pokemon Sword and Shield, the latest teaser for the game revealed some new Dynamax and Gigantamax versions of Pikachu, Eevee, and even Charizard for the new games this holiday.

The new reveal was topped off with fans of the franchise able to receive a special edition Meowth whose Gigantamax power is a more powerful version of the move Pay Day. The special edition Meowth is only available to fans who have reserved the game prior to the day of release; November 15. The more reveals of Gigantamax Pokemon, the curiosity of trainers everywhere has everyone still guessing: where is the inspiration behind this new feature of the game?

Check out the Gigantamax Pokemon teaser below:  

With the latest games since Black and White to be inspired by real-life geographic features, it only makes sense to feature more culture behind the series.

The Galor region has been confirmed to be inspired by the land features of the United Kingdom. The action of the new gym leaders has an electric audience that compares the football’s very own English Premier League. The character artwork has clothing that you find people only wear in the British Isles. So where does that leave the inspiration for large Pokemon which are humongous in size?

There are little stories of legend of tales of creatures being that large in England outside the Loch Ness Monster, but we have not even confirmed a Dynamax version of Lapras yet (unless that is a surprise waiting for trainers). The more players and trainers alike begin to search the question, the answer is right there in front of their faces.

Pokemon has been a staple in Japanese gaming for over twenty years. Japan had to show a little bit of their own flair in the new games for this generation. The inspiration for Gigantamax and Dynamax has to be an homage to the great Godzilla franchise and the kaiju monsters that are included in the great franchise!

With the reveal of the latest teaser for Sword and Shield, everything was made clear after the display of Gigantamax Butterfree. With the vivant colors and exaggerated antennae, the new version of the Pokemon looks like a tribute to Mothra.

Going back to the first trailer of the game, the new Pokemon Drednaw has Gigantamax features that look like it resembles Anguirus. It is not hard to decipher that Gigantamax Charizard looks like a different form of King Ghidorah, the only similarity missing is that the Pokemon needs two more heads. The best Pokemon that has a resemblance to Godzilla would most likely me Tyranitar, and it would not take any surprise to me if that Pokemon has the ability to grow by Dynamax or Gigantamax.

(L-R) KING GHIDORAH and GODZILLA in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

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The new reveals of Gigantamax Pikachu and Eevee are for the Nintendo Switch players that have played Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee over the past year. With any copy of this holiday’s release, the player’s Switch will recognize one of the files of the game (if not both) and will gift the player to have a special edition Pikachu or Eevee that will have Gigantamax abilities for their party.

Gigantamax Pikachu has the move G-Max Volt Crash which is a powerful, damage inflicting move and will also paralyze all opposing Pokemon. Gigantamax Eevee will have the move G-Max Cuddle, which will inflict damage and cause all opposing Pokemon to become infatuated with Eevee.

With less than a few weeks away for the release of Sword and Shield, players anticipate the reveal of more and more Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokemon! Who knows what others will be revealed next?

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