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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All Max Move List
Max Moves that Changes the Weather
Affected weather lasts for 5 turns, can be overwritten by other relative moves.
|Max Flare||Harsh Sunlight|
Max Moves that Changes the Terrain
Affected terrain lasts for 5 turns, can be overwritten by other relative moves.
|Max Lightning||Electric Terrain|
|Max Overgrowth||Grassy Terrain|
|Max Mindstorm||Psychic Terrain|
|Max Starfall||Misty Terrain|
Max Moves that Buffs Your Team
|Max Knuckle||Increase ATK|
|Max Steelspike||Increase DEF|
|Max Ooze||Increase SP.ATK|
|Max Quake||Increase SP.DEF|
|Max Airstream||Increase SPD|
Max Moves that Debuffs Your Enemy
|Max Wyrmwind||Decrease ATK|
|Max Phantasm||Decrease DEF|
|Max Flutterby||Decrease SP.ATK|
|Max Darkness||Decrease SP.DEF|
|Max Strike||Decrease SPD|
Max Moves that Protects Against Enemy Attacks
|Max Guard||Fully protects user against all enemy attacks|
What Are Max Moves (Dynamax Moves)?
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