Pokemon fans are definitely excited for the next generation of the video game franchise to hit Nintendo Switch later this year, but there's one gigantic element of the upcoming Sword and Shield that fans are most looking forward to tearing into. Seemingly taking place of the popular Mega Evolutions from previous generations, Pokemon will be able to Gigantamax in battle and not only grow to kaiju sizes but take on a new look as well.
With Pokemon Sword and Shield still months away, fans have taken it upon themselves to imagine what some Gigantamax Pokemon will look like. Taking cues from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, one artist has shared a pretty slick kaiju trio.
I made Gigantamax forms for Tyranitar, Hydreigon, & Volcarona that are based off of Godzilla, King Ghidorah, & Mothra! Shiny versions included! from r/pokemon
Artist ShulkSmash shared Gigantamax takes on Tyranitar, Hydreigon, and Volcarona and they have already been a huge hit on Reddit. These Pokemon already take some design cues from Toho's famous kaiju Godzilla, King Ghidorah, and Mothra respectively, but this Gigantamax concept takes it one step further and fleshes out the groundwork already laid out.
The Tyranitar gets more profound back spikes like Godzilla, Hydreigon gets a proper triple headed Ghidorah form, and Volcarona gets more of a Mothra like legs and insectoid body. The shiny concept art draws the comparison even further, and fans certainly wouldn't turn down having actual Kaiju in their Pokemon party. These three Pokemon haven't been confirmed to get new Gigantamax forms just yet, but these concepts definitely make a strong argument as to why they should get new looks in the upcoming Sword and Shield.
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