Max Soup

Some disappointment awaits!

If like us, you were hoping to take to the Isle of Armor in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, and use the likes of the Max Soup to finally unlock Melmetal’s Gigantamax form, sadly that is not the case.

Despite it being common knowledge at this time that Melmetal does have a Gigantamax form, as things currently stand, Melmetal is not among those listed as Pokémon it works on. Incidentally however, thanks to the Pokémon Players Cup stream, we do know what the big boy looks like.


On the plus side however, there are plenty of other Pokémon it works on and we have the full list right here:

Section 1: All Pokémon Capable of Gigantamaxing:

Gen 1 Pokémon: (12)

  • Venusaur
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise
  • Butterfree
  • Pikachu
  • Meowth
  • Machamp
  • Gengar
  • Kingler
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Snorlax

Gen 5 Pokémon: (1)

  • Garbodor

Gen 7 Pokémon: (1)

  • Melmetal

Gen 8 Pokémon: (18)

  • Rillaboom
  • Cinderace
  • Intelleon
  • Corviknight
  • Orbeetle
  • Drednaw
  • Coalossal
  • Flapple
  • Appletun
  • Sandaconda
  • Toxtricity (Amped Form and Low Key Form)
  • Centiskorch
  • Hetterene
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Alcremie (All Forms and Flavours)
  • Copperajah
  • Duraludon
  • Urshifu

As for where to go to make the Max Soup and what’s needed to concoct it, we’ve got all of that and more, right here:

Section 2: What is Max Soup?

Max Soup is a very special dish, which when fed to Pokémon with “Great Potential,” it will enable them to Gigantamax. These “Pokémon” can be seen listed in Section 1.

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Section 3: What Happens when I give Max Soup to a Pokémon that can already Gigantamax?

In the instance a Gigantamax Pokémon consumes Max Soup, it will cause them to become a regular Dynamax Pokémon.

In the event you do make that mistake, feeding said Pokémon another Max Soup will restore their Gigantamax status.

Section 4: Where do I go to Make Max Soup?

In order to make the Max Soup, players will need to visit the Master Dojo on the Isle of Armor. Once you have gained access to the kitchen, and completed the third trial, you will now be able to find and use 3 Max Mushrooms to make the Max Soup.

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Section 5: Should I Use Max Soup Straight Away?

As tempting as it is to make a Max Soup there and then and Gigantamax one of your beloved Pokémon, you’ll be better off trying to get more Max Mushrooms since you will need to use the 3 you have and Max Honey, in order to get Urshifu to Gigantamax.

Section 6: How to get More Max Mushrooms?

For more Max Mushrooms, after you’ve completed the third trial, you will want to engage in Max Raid Battles. The reason for this is because Dynamax Particles will “scatter around” all over the Isle of Armor, helping Max Mushrooms to grow in caves and forests.

It’s a long-winded process, but this is the price we have to pay to Gigantamax ’em all!

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We hope you found this guide helpful!

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

3 thoughts on “[Guide] Max Soup Gigantamax Pokémon Guide (Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield)”
  1. Help!!!
    I gave the soup to my shiny gigantamax charzard. Its No longer gigantamax. What do i do!?

    1. You have two options. If you haven’t saved and have auto-save turned off, simply reset the game. You may lose progress if you didn’t save for some time before giving Charizard the Max Soup. The other option is to find three more Max Mushrooms to make another Max Soup. I’m sorry we can’t be any more help.

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