Pokemon Sword and Shield - Max Move List

Details on max moves in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Included are an overview of max moves and a list of moves, types, and their effects.

Dynamax

Overview

Max moves are high-powered moves that can be used by dynamaxed Pokemon. For three turns, a dynamaxed Pokemon’s moves become max moves. The type of max move relies on its own moveset. Here, we listed the moves based on their effects.

List of Max Moves

Increases stat of allies

Move Type Effect
Max Knuckle Fighting Deals damage and raises self and ally’s Attack by one stage.
Max Steelspike Steel Deals damage and raises self and ally’s Defense by one stage.
Max Ooze Poison Deals damage and raises self and ally’s Special attack by one stage.
Max Quake Ground Deals damage and raises self and ally’s Special defense by one stage.
Max Airstream Flying Deals damage and raises self and ally’s Speed by one stage.

Lowers enemy’s stat

Move Type Effect
Max Wyrmwind Dragon Deals damage and lowers the target’s Attack by one stage.
Max Phantasm Ghost Deals damage and lowers the target’s Defense by one stage.
Max Flutterby Bug Deals damage and lowers the target’s Special attack by one stage.
Max Darkness Dark Deals damage and lowers the target’s Special defense by one stage.
Max Strike Normal Deals damage and lowers the target’s Speed by one stage.

Summons weather

Move Type Effect
Max Flare Fire Deals damage and summons the sun for five turns.
Max Geyser Water Deals damage and summons rain for five turns.
Max Rockfall Rock Deals damage and summons a sandstorm for five turns.
Max Hailstorm Ice Deals damage and summons hail for for five turns.

Summons terrain

Move Type Effect
Max Lightning Electric Deals damage and turns the ground into electric terrain for five turns.
Max Starfall Fairy Deals damage and turns the ground into misty terrain for five turns.
Max Mindstorm Psychic Deals damage and turns the ground into psychic terrain for five turns.
Max Overgrowth Grass Deals damage and turns the ground into grassy terrain for five turns.

Guard

Move Type Effect
Max Guard Normal Unlike normal moves, Max Guard fully protects it from any attacks.

Dynamax Phenomenon

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