One of the most touted new features in Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s first DLC expansion, The Isle of Armor, is the ability to teach a Pokemon to Gigantamax. Up until now, the only way to get a Gigantamax Pokemon has been to catch one in a Max Raid battle, but thanks to a special dish called Max Soup, you can now teach any compatible Pokemon the ability to Gigantamax.
However, Max Soup requires an ingredient called Max Mushrooms, and they can be a bit of a pain to find. To help you out, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about teaching a Pokemon to Gigantamax below.
The Gigantamax Factor
The Gigantamax Factor is what determines if a Pokemon is capable of Gigantamaxing. Only certain species of Pokemon have Gigantamax forms, but not every individual monster within that species is able to Gigantamax; it needs to have the Gigantamax Factor to take on its Gigantamax form when it Dynamaxes.