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This article lists all the Max Moves that are found in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield, with information about the varying power of Max Moves.

What are Max Moves?

Max Moves are a new kind of move exclusive to Dynamax Pokemon.

When a Pokemon is Dynamaxed, its damaging moves will change temporarily into the Max Move of the corresponding type, and its status moves will change temporarily in Max Guard. The power and PP of these moves are based on those of the original move. However, they will be stronger, and each move features a unique effect.

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Power of Max Moves

The power of each Max Move is based on the power of the original move, adjusted according to the table below. Note that Max Knuckle and Max Ooze use a different table than other Max Moves, with a significantly decreased power.

Power of Original Move Power of Max Move
Other Max Moves Max Knuckle, Max Ooze
10-40 90 70
45-50 100 75
55-60 110 80
65-70 120 85
75-100 130 90
110-140 140 95
150-250 150 100

Note that other moves, such as multi-hit moves, set damage moves, and moves with varying power will have power determined individually move by move. More information on each move is coming soon.

List of Max Moves

Move Type Effect
Max Steelspike Steel Image This is a Steel-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Defense stats.
Max Overgrowth Grass Image This is a Grass-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Grassy Terrain for five turns.
Max Darkness Dark Image This is a Dark-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Sp. Def stat.
Max Quake Ground Image This is a Ground-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Sp. Def stats.
Max Rockfall Rock Image This is a Rock-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a sandstorm lasting five turns.
Max Mindstorm Psychic Image This is a Psychic-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Psychic Terrain for five turns.
Max Wyrmwind Dragon Image This is a Dragon-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Attack stat.
Max Starfall Fairy Image This is a Fairy-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Misty Terrain for five turns.
Max Airstream Flying Image This is a Flying-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Speed stats.
Max Geyser Water Image This is a Water-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns.
Max Ooze Poison Image This is a Poison-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Sp. Atk stats.
Max Hailstorm Ice Image This is an Ice-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns.
Max Phantasm Ghost Image This is a Ghost-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Defense stat.
Max Knuckle Fighting Image This is a Fighting-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Attack stats.
Max Strike Normal Image This is a Normal-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Speed stat.
Max Lightning Electric Image This is an Electric-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Electric Terrain for five turns.
Max Flutterby Bug Image This is a Bug-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
Max Flare Fire Image This is a Fire-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user intensifies the sun for five turns.
Max Guard Normal Image This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.

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