Pokemon has constantly added new mechanics over the years, with each of the newer ones introducing some sort of new evolution or special moves. These have included Mega Evolution and Z-Moves in the past and Pokemon Sword and Shield recently introduced Gigantamax Pokemon. Gigantamax builds on the Dynamax mechanic that was also introduced, but Gigantamax Pokemon scales up even more and has new looks that are basically like new evolutions. There were a limited number of Pokémon that received this upgrade in-game, but more are expected to arrive, including the Grass Starter Final Form Ouistempo.
How to get Gigantamax Gorythmic
The first thought we ever saw of Pokemon Sword and Shield was the starters of Ouistempo, Flambino, and Larmeleon, with their latest evolutions not officially introduced until after the game's release. For those starting with Ouistempo, reaching the final evolution of Gorythmic was great to see as it was a satisfying evolution that fit the theme well.
While the evolution was great, it was disappointing to learn that there was no Gigantamax evolution for starters, which seemed like it should be included. Fortunately, that is finally changing, as we learned with the upcoming Expansion Pass.
The upcoming expansion pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield will consist of two different parts, the first of which is known as the Isle of Armor. Things are split between the two expansions, with the addition of Gigantamax Gorythmic on the Isle of Armor launching in June 2022.
Gigantamax Gorythmic looks great, with its drums extending much farther and being much bigger than before. That's certainly the case with a larger Gorythmic, so we're looking forward to accessing this new form with the Isle of Armor expansion later this year.