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Read this guide to learn about all Max Moves (Dynamax Moves) and its effects in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Max Moves List includes additional effect per type and more!

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Max Moves that Changes the Weather

Affected weather lasts for 5 turns, can be overwritten by other relative moves.

TypeMoveWeather
fireMax FlareHarsh Sunlight
waterMax GeyserRain
IceMax HailstormHail
RockMax RockfallSandstorm
How Weather Affects Battle Guide

Max Moves that Changes the Terrain

Affected terrain lasts for 5 turns, can be overwritten by other relative moves.

TypeMoveTerrain
electricMax LightningElectric Terrain
GrassMax OvergrowthGrassy Terrain
PsychicMax MindstormPsychic Terrain
FairyMax StarfallMisty Terrain

Max Moves that Buffs Your Team

TypeMoveEffect
Fighting IconMax KnuckleIncrease ATK
SteelMax SteelspikeIncrease DEF
PoisonMax OozeIncrease SP.ATK
GroundMax QuakeIncrease SP.DEF
FlyingMax AirstreamIncrease SPD

Max Moves that Debuffs Your Enemy

TypeMoveEffect
DragonMax WyrmwindDecrease ATK
GhostMax PhantasmDecrease DEF
bugMax FlutterbyDecrease SP.ATK
darkMax DarknessDecrease SP.DEF
NormalMax StrikeDecrease SPD

Max Moves that Protects Against Enemy Attacks

Max Guard
TypeMoveEffect
NormalMax GuardFully protects user against all enemy attacks

What Are Max Moves (Dynamax Moves)?

Unique Move Available Only During Dynamaxing

Unique Move Available Only During Dynamaxing

Max Moves refers to the unique moveset a Pokemon will be able to use during Dynamax. Dynamax moves have unique traits such as it having 100% hit chance, penetrate enemy's Protect move's defense and more.

5 Different Category

Max Moves can be classified under 5 different categories, depending on their effects:

  • Changes Weather
  • Changes Terrain
  • Buffs Team
  • Debuffs Enemy Team
  • Full Protection

Max Moves Also Affected By Type

Max Moves has their own types as well, which means they are also affected by the type of their targets. Its effectiveness may drastically increase or decrease when hitting a target Pokemon, so use that to your advantage.

Type Effectiveness Chart

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