Behemoth Blade (move)

Behemoth Blade
きょじゅうざん Behemoth Slash
Behemoth Blade VIII.png
Behemoth Blade VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Behemoth Blade (Japanese: きょじゅうざん Behemoth Slash) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Zacian.

Effect

Behemoth Blade deals damage. If the target is Dynamaxed or Gigantamaxed, its damage is doubled. The bonus does not apply to Eternamax Eternatus, despite its similarities to a Gigantamaxed Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
SwSh The user becomes a gigantic sword and cuts the target. This move deals twice the damage if the target is Dynamaxed.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

Special move

If Zacian knows Iron Head while entering battle in its Crowned Sword form, Iron Head will become Behemoth Blade for the duration of the battle.

Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
888   Zacian
Crowned Sword
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Rusted Sword
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 4 144 172 100% An opponent This move's power increases 50% when the target has a sync buff.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): This move's power increases if the target has a sync buff.

In the anime

Main series

       
Preparing Crowned Sword Zacian
The user slashes the opponent with its sword.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zacian Zacian's sword glows blue and grows in size. It then slashes the opponent with it.
Zacian (recurring) Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken! Debut


Pokémon Evolutions

       
Preparing Crowned Sword Zacian
The user slashes the opponent with its sword.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zacian Zacian's sword glows blue and grows in size. It then slashes the opponent with it.
A wild Zacian The Champion Debut


In other generations

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
Behemoth Blade being used by a Ditto
  • If used by a transformed Pokémon, it will display a shorter animation with the transformed Pokémon stuck in a default pose. However, it cannot be copied by Copycat.
  • Behemoth Blade and Behemoth Bash are not present in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME's move Pokédex. This is because they would be impossible to register, since the forms of Zacian and Zamazenta that they are the signature moves of can only appear in battles and therefore cannot be deposited into Pokémon HOME. They share this distinction with Glacial Lance and Astral Barrage, which are also the signature moves of forms that cannot be deposited into Pokémon HOME. Notably, Ice Burn and Freeze Shock are present in the move Pokédex (despite also being the signature moves of Pokémon that cannot be deposited) due to the fact that Smeargle can learn them with Sketch.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 巨獸斬 Geuihsau Jáam
Mandarin 巨獸斬 / 巨兽斩 Jùshòu Zhǎn
  Czech Monstrózní Čepel
  French Gladius Maximus
  German Gigantenhieb
  Italian Taglio Maestoso
  Korean 거수참 Geosu Cham
  Spanish Tajo Supremo



Variations of the move Dynamax Cannon
  Behemoth BladeBehemoth Bash
  Dynamax Cannon



  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.