Read this article to find out every new move featured in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH). Read about regular moves, Max Moves, and G-Max Moves!
List Of New Moves Steel Beam
Type Category Special Power 140 Effect Deals great damage, but halves the user's HP. Pokemon That Can Use It Obstruct
Effect Taunts the Pokemon and blocks its attacks. Pokemon That Can Use It Meteor Assault
Effect Attacks the opponent using its leek as a lance. It deals great damage, but the user is unable to move the next turn. Pokemon That Can Use It Breaking Swipe
Effect After dealing damage, lowers the attack of all enemies hit. Pokemon That Can Use It Aura Wheel
Max Moves What Are Max Moves?
Max Moves are used by Dynamax Pokemon and change automatically depending on the moves a Pokemon already knows. For example, all Normal-type attacking moves will become Max Strike when the Pokemon transforms.
Read More About Max Moves Here! Max Moves Have Additional Effects
All Max Moves will have a secondary effect of some sort, like increasing your allies' attack, changing the weather, etc.
Category Status Effect Protects against both normal moves and Max Moves. Max Strike
Type Effect Deals damage and lowers the target's speed. Max Geyser
Type Effect Changes the weather to rain after dealing damage. Max Lightning
Type Effect Changes the terrain to Electric after dealing damage. Max Ice
Type Effect Changes the weather to hail after dealing damage. Max Knuckle
Type Effect After dealing damage, raise the attack of all allies. G-Max Moves What Are G-Max Moves?
G-Max moves are
only usable by Gigantamax Pokemon and they are even stronger than Max Moves! Their effects are different depending on the move, and their secondary effects are also extremely powerful. G-Max Stonesurge
Type Effect Deal damage and scatter sharp rocks around opponent. Pokemon That Use It G-Max Wind Rage
Type Effect Deal damage and remove any effects of opponent (ex. Reflect, Light Screen). Pokemon That Use It G-Max Finale
Type Effect Deal damage to opponent and heal all Pokemon on your side. Pokemon That Use It G-Max Volt Crash
Type Effect Deal damage to opponents and paralyze them. Pokemon That Use It G-Max Cuddle
Type Effect Deal damage to opponents. Opposite gender opponents become infatuated. Pokemon That Use It G-Max Wildfire
Type Effect All non-fire types take damage for four turns. Pokemon That Use It G-Max Gold Rush
Type Effect Confuses all targets and earns an in-game cash bonus. Pokemon That Use It G-Max Befuddle
Type Effect Deals damage and causes poison, paralysis, or asleep status. Pokemon That Use It
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