Artwork of a Dynamax Pangoro in a Max Raid Battle

Dynamax (Japanese: ダイマックス Daimax) is a temporary transformation affecting Pokémon that was introduced in and is exclusive to the Generation VIII games Pokémon Sword and Shield.


A Pokémon under the effects of Dynamax may have "Dynamax" in front of their species name e.g. "Dynamax Bulbasaur". The process itself always describes the Pokémon as having "Dynamaxed" in past tense, or will "Dynamax" in future tense. Pokémon actively undergoing Dynamax are described as "Dynamaxing".

In the core series games

Trainers who obtain a Dynamax Band are able to Dynamax their Pokémon. According to Professor Magnolia, the Pokémon distorts space to change its size while affecting the world around them. This transformation has another special variant known as Gigantamax.


After its defeat thousands of years ago by Zacian and Zamazenta, Eternatus's energy leaked out during its slumber in the form of Galar particles. This resulted in the creation of Power Spots, where Trainers can trigger the Dynamax transformation. Some Power Spots had Gym Stadiums built over them, and others in the Wild Area became Pokémon Dens, where Max Raid Battles take place. Parts of Eternatus's body, known as Wishing Stars, rained across Galar, allowing whoever found them to Dynamax their Pokémon when at a Power Spot. Dynamax Bands were later created by Oleana to help anyone fully utilize the transformation there. Dynamax was later implemented into the Galar League's Gym Battles by Rose who had most of the Gyms built atop of the Power Spots.[1] Max Mushrooms and Max Honey are grown and created exclusively on the Isle of Armor due to the Dynamax phenomenon affecting the flora and Vespiquen producing it.


Dynamaxing increases a Pokémon's size drastically, as well as changing the moves of the Pokémon and increasing their max and current HP in battle according to their Dynamax level (except for Shedinja), but can only be used once during a battle, and ends after three turns or if the Pokémon is switched out. In addition, it can only be performed in areas known to have Power Spots, such as Galar's Gym Stadiums, Battle Court, and Battle Tower. When Dynamaxed, all of the Pokémon's moves will turn into Max Moves that correspond to those moves' types and categories. Like with Mega Evolution, Dynamax is activated at the start of the turn before all other moves are executed. If a Dynamax Pokémon runs out of PP of one move, it still can be selected but fails; if it is unable to use any moves (e.g., running out of PP), it will use Struggle.

In a Max Raid Battle, the wild Pokémon is a Dynamax Pokémon for the entire duration of the battle. Only one of the Trainers' Pokémon can Dynamax during a Max Raid Battle, and only for the standard three turns. The first Trainer with the chance to Dynamax is the host, with the chance passing to the next player who joined until it returns to the first player.

Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus, including Pokémon transformed into one of these, cannot Dynamax.


Main article: Gigantamax

If a Pokémon has the Gigantamax Factor, it can undergo Gigantamax, a special kind of Dynamax that results in a different appearance to its regular form in addition to being larger. Only specific individual members of a select group of species can Gigantamax. Each Gigantamax Pokémon has an exclusive Max Move known as a G-Max Move. Other than having a G-Max Move, Gigantamax is functionally identical to a Dynamax.

Dynamax Level and HP

Dynamaxing provides Pokémon with an increase to its maximum and current HP (with the exception of Shedinja) by the same factor. The amount of HP gained depends on the Pokémon's Dynamax Level, which can be increased with Dynamax Candy. At Dynamax Level 0, a Pokémon will gain 50% more HP. For every Dynamax Level above that, the Pokémon will gain 5% more HP, up to a 100% HP increase at Dynamax Level 10. All other stats, as well as its Ability and held item, remain the same.

Whenever a Pokémon enters into or reverts from Dynamax, its current HP is adjusted to retain the same percentage of HP remaining, the Pokémon's HP will be rounded up to the nearest whole number if the Pokémon's HP is not already a whole number. For instance, if a Pokémon at Dynamax Level 10 has 100/200 HP remaining, then upon Dynamaxing, its HP will be adjusted to 200/400. Conversely, if the same Pokémon has 101/400 HP in Dynamax form, then when its Dynamax expires, its HP will be adjusted down to 50.5/200 then be rounded up to 51/200.

HP-based effects

When calculating changes in HP (damage or restoration) based on the percentage of a Pokémon's maximum HP, the Dynamax Pokémon's non-Dynamax HP is used. For example:

  • Super Fang inflicts damage to a Dynamax Pokémon equal to 50% of its non-Dynamax HP.
  • A held Figy Berry will restore HP equal to 1/3 of the Dynamax Pokémon's non-Dynamax maximum HP.
  • Endeavor inflicts damage equal to the amount that the target's non-Dynamax HP exceeds the user's non-Dynamax HP.
  • Pain Split averages the two Pokémon's non-Dynamax HP, calculates the signed difference between that average and each Pokémon's non-Dynamax HP, then changes each Pokémon's HP by that signed difference.

Effects that vary based on the percentage of HP a Pokémon has remaining use the Dynamax Pokémon's Dynamax HP. For example:

  • Emergency Exit activates when the Dynamax Pokémon's current Dynamax HP falls to 50% or less of its maximum Dynamax HP.
  • A Pokémon will consume its held Figy Berry when its HP falls to 25% or less of its maximum Dynamax HP.
  • Brine's power is increased if a target Dynamax Pokémon's current Dynamax HP is 50% or less of its maximum Dynamax HP.

The moves Dynamax Cannon, Behemoth Blade, and Behemoth Bash do double damage against a Dynamax Pokémon.


Dynamax Pokémon are immune to flinching. Fake Out can still damage a Dynamax Pokémon, but will have no secondary effect.

Dynamax Pokémon are unaffected by moves affected by weight (such as Low Kick and Heavy Slam), one-hit knockout moves, and Destiny Bond.

Moves and Abilities that replace the target's Ability with the user's (such as Skill Swap, Entrainment, and Wandering Spirit) have no effect on Dynamax Pokémon. However, moves that change or suppress the Dynamax Pokémon's Ability altogether (such as Gastro Acid and Worry Seed) still work.

Dynamax Pokémon cannot be switched out by the effects of moves that switch the target out (like Roar and Whirlwind). Circle Throw and Dragon Tail will still damage Dynamax Pokémon without switching it out. Red Card also fails to switch out a Dynamax Pokémon, but is still activated and consumed. Dynamax Pokémon can still be forced out by their own Abilities or items, such as Emergency Exit or an Eject Button. If a Dynamax Pokémon has Magic Bounce and is targeted by Parting Shot, the move will be reflected and force the Dynamax Pokémon to switch out (the owner of the Dynamax Pokémon is still able to choose the Pokémon that it is replaced with).

Dynamax Pokémon cannot be affected by Disable or Cursed Body. A Max Move or G-Max Move can still be used if its base move was disabled prior to Dynamax. Dynamax Pokémon are also immune to Encore, Torment, and Instruct. Choice Band, Choice Scarf, Choice Specs, Gorilla Tactics, and Sheer Force temporarily stop working (including the stat boosts) if the holder is Dynamaxed. However, Assault Vest still works accordingly and prevents the holder from using Max Guard.

In addition to the above, there are certain moves that will fail if used during a Max Raid Battle, but will work against a Dynamax Pokémon otherwise.

See also: Max Raid Battle → Battle

Effects on Transformed Pokémon

If Transform or Imposter is used against a Dynamax Pokémon, only its base form and base moves will be copied, and the user can Dynamax separately. The Gigantamax Factor, however, is not copied at all; instead, the user can only achieve the standard Dynamax form. Additionally, if a Pokémon incapable of Dynamax (e.g., Zacian) is copied, then the user will not be able to Dynamax afterwards. If a Pokémon attempts to copy a Max Move (e.g., using Copycat), it will copy the base move of that Max Move.

Move animations

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All moves used on Dynamaxed Pokémon have generic animations. These depend on type if the move is a damaging move, but all status moves use one of two different animations: either when the move targets the user (which is only possible for bosses in Max Raid Battles), or when the move targets another Pokémon.

This does not affect the animations for Behemoth Blade, Behemoth Bash, Future Sight, Max Moves, or G-Max Moves. For moves with a charging turn, the animation for the charging turn only is not replaced.



Concept art from Sword and Shield

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Gigantamax Pikachu using G-Max Volt Crash in Pokémon Masters EX

Certain sync pairs are capable of Dynamaxing, including some Trainers that do not have Dynamax Bands in the core series. Most sync pairs Gigantamax their Pokémon instead, with Sygna Suit Leon being the only one to Eternamax. All attacking max moves have 400-540 power range. The max move can be used once per battle.

Trainer Before Dynamax After Dynamax Moves
Sygna Suit Roxie
Amped Form
Gigantamax Toxtricity
  Sludge WaveMax Ooze
  Electric TerrainMax Guard
  OverdriveG-Max Stun Shock
Elesa (Classic)
N/A   Thunder ShockMax Lightning*
  NuzzleMax Lightning*
  Light ScreenMax Guard
Sygna Suit Giovanni
N/A   Mega KickMax Quake
  Iron TailMax Steelspike
  Poison JabMax Ooze
Gigantamax Snorlax
  Body SlamG-Max Replenish
  Rock SmashMax Knuckle
Sygna Suit Red (Thunderbolt)
Gigantamax Pikachu
  Thunder ShockG-Max Volt Crash*
  Electric TerrainMax Guard
  B Volt TackleG-Max Volt Crash*
N/A   Razor LeafMax Overgrowth*
  Frenzy PlantMax Overgrowth*
Gloria (Dojo Uniform)
Rapid Strike Style
Gigantamax Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
  Surging StrikesG-Max Rapid Flow
  Iron HeadMax Steelspike
  Close CombatMax Knuckle
Gloria (Alt. 2)
Gigantamax Cinderace
  Pyro BallG-Max Fireball
  BounceMax Airstream
  High Jump KickMax Knuckle
Gigantamax Charizard
  HurricaneMax Airstream
  EarthquakeMax Quake
  InfernoG-Max Wildfire
Sygna Suit Leon
Eternamax Eternatus
  Dynamax CannonEternabeam
Leon (Alt.)
N/A   Dragon DartsMax Wyrmwind
  Will-O-WispMax Guard
  B Breaking SwipeMax Wyrmwind
Raihan (Anniversary 2022)
N/A   TwisterMax Wyrmwind
  Fire SpinMax Flare
  SandstormMax Guard
Gigantamax Gengar
  Shadow BallG-Max Terror
  Drain PunchMax Knuckle
  Sludge BombMax Ooze
Gigantamax Hatterene
  Dazzling GleamG-Max Smite
  Mystical FireMax Flare
  PsybeamMax Mindstorm
Gigantamax Coalossal
  Rock Tomb G-Max Volcalith
  Flame ChargeMax Flare
  Tar ShotMax Guard
Gigantamax Lapras
  Ice BeamG-Max Resonance
  SafeguardMax Guard
  SingMax Guard
Gigantamax Rillaboom
  Drum BeatingG-Max Drum Solo
  High HorsepowerMax Quake
N/A   Shadow BallMax Phantasm
  Mud ShotMax Quake
  HazeMax Guard
Gigantamax Snorlax
  HeadbuttG-Max Replenish
  ReflectMax Guard
  ProtectMax Guard
Gigantamax Copperajah
  Iron HeadG-Max Steelsurge
  Stone EdgeMax Rockfall
  High HorsepowerMax Quake
Gigantamax Garbodor
  Gunk ShotG-Max Malodor
  Venom DrenchMax Guard
Dusk Form
N/A   Stone EdgeMax Rockfall
  AccelerockMax Rockfall
  HowlMax Guard
N/A   Crush GripMax Strike
  G Giga ImpactMax Strike
N/A   Metal ClawMax Steelspike
  Swords DanceMax Guard

Pokémon Mezastar

In the anime

Dynamax Gengar in the anime

Dynamaxing was first featured in Flash of the Titans!, where Lance's Gyarados was shown Dynamaxing during his battle against Leon and his Charizard at the finals of the World Coronation Series, which was held at Wyndon Stadium. Leon Gigantamaxed his Charizard in response to Lance's Dynamax.

In Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald!, Ash and Leon headed to battle a Pangoro that had started rampaging after spontaneously Dynamaxing, and successfully defeated it in the next episode. Later in the same episode, Goh Dynamaxed his Raboot to battle Oleana's subordinate, who had sent out a Gigantamax Garbodor in an attempt to stop Sonia and Goh's investigation into the kings of Galar.

In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, many Pokémon across Galar had Dynamaxed due to the Darkest Day. Once the event was stopped by Ash and Goh, the Dynamaxed Pokémon returned to normal.

In The Winding Path to Greatness!, Ash Dynamaxed his Gengar, finding out that it was unable to Gigantamax. After Allister had made some Max Soup for it, Gengar was able to Gigantamax during the second attempt.

In Chasing to the Finish!, a Dynamax Regigigas was awakened in the Crown Tundra after Project Mew succeeded in gathering all the Legendary giants together.

In Pride of a Champion!, Lance Dynamaxed his Dragonite during his Masters Eight Tournament battle against Diantha and her Mega Gardevoir.

In Valor: A Strategic Part of Battling!, Cynthia Dynamaxed her Togekiss during her Masters Eight Tournament battle against Ash and his Lucario.


In the manga

A Dynamax Gurdurr in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

A Dynamax Pokémon first appeared in Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light, where Henry, Casey, and a pair of Team Yell Grunts battled a Dynamax Gurdurr in a Max Raid Battle. After defeating him, Henry was able to catch him, add him to his party, and nickname him Steeler.

Dynamax appeared again Watch Out!! Strong Rivals during Henry's Gym battle against Milo, where the Grass-type Gym Leader Dynamaxed his Eldegoss. Henry responded by doing the same with his Sirfetch'd.

In Splish Splash!! Gigantamax Battle, Henry Dynamaxed his Thwackey during his Gym battle against Nessa.

In Gulp Gulp!! Pokémon, Casey Dynamaxed her Arrokuda during her Gym battle against Kabu.

In Glittering!! The Tapestry in the Vault, Henry Dynamaxed his Oranguru during his Gym battle against Allister.

In Stealth!! Infiltrate the Energy Plant, a Dynamaxed Dracovish was shown in a news article.

In Swaying!! Murky Memories, Marnie Dynamaxed her Scrafty during her battle against Gordie. In the same chapter, Henry and Hop Dynamaxed their Mr. Rime and Pincurchin against Melony in their respective battles.

In PASS25, multiple Pokémon across Galar started to Dynamax after Chairman Rose started the Darkest Day.

In PASS40 and PASS41, multiple Pokémon across Galar started to Dynamax after the Darkest Day started again.


Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Flash of the Titans!, Lance's Gyarados Dynamaxed during a battle against Leon's Charizard.


In the TCG

Dynamax is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as  . It was added as a new mechanic to the game in the Sword & Shield expansion (the Sword and Shield sets in Japan).

Released along with the first Pokémon V cards, Pokémon VMAX introduce the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanics into the Trading Card Game. Pokémon VMAX evolve from their respective Pokémon V, giving them boosted Hit Points (so far, the biggest HPs in a Pokémon card) and more powerful attacks. When a VMAX Pokémon is knocked out, the opponent takes three Prize cards instead of one.

So far, all released VMAX Pokémon have one or two attacks and no abilities. While keeping the same layout of Pokémon V, VMAX Pokémon cards have a rainbow background and details on the card's bottom, as well its illustration also fading into the top-most area and having the visual aura of Dynamaxing/Gigantamaxing on the Pokémon.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Aegislash    Vivid Voltage   127/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   081/100
Vivid Voltage   190/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   115/100
Aggron    Brilliant Stars   097/172 Start Deck 100   300/414
Alcremie    Champion's Path   023/073 Legendary Heartbeat   032/076
Shining Fates   073/072 Legendary Heartbeat   086/076
Blastoise          Blastoise VMAX Starter Set   002/020
Blaziken    Chilling Reign   021/198 Peerless Fighters   008/070
Chilling Reign   200/198 Peerless Fighters   085/070
Chilling Reign   201/198 Peerless Fighters   086/070
      VMAX Climax   020/184
      VMAX Climax   217/184
Boltund    Fusion Strike   104/264 Fusion Arts   035/100
Fusion Strike   267/264 Fusion Arts   117/100
Butterfree    Darkness Ablaze   002/189 Explosive Walker   002/070
Darkness Ablaze   190/189 Explosive Walker   079/070
Celebi    Chilling Reign   008/198 Jet-Black Spirit   004/070
Chilling Reign   199/198 Jet-Black Spirit   084/070
Centiskorch    Darkness Ablaze   034/189 Explosive Walker   017/070
Darkness Ablaze   191/189 Explosive Walker   080/070
      Shiny Star V   028/190
Shining Fates   SV109/SV122 Shiny Star V   310/190
      VMAX Climax   023/184
      VMAX Climax   219/184
Chandelure    Fusion Strike   040/264 Fusion Arts   015/100
Fusion Strike   265/264 Fusion Arts   116/100
Charizard    Darkness Ablaze   020/189 Charizard VMAX Starter Set   002/021
Champion's Path   074/073 S-P Promotional cards   104/S-P
Shining Fates   SV107/SV122 Shiny Star V   308/190
      Charizard VMAX Starter Set 2   002/021
Cinderace    Rebel Clash   036/192 VMAX Rising   017/070
Rebel Clash   194/192 VMAX Rising   080/070
Shining Fates   019/072 VMAX Special Set   002/004
Cinderace    Fusion Strike   045/264 S-P Promotional cards   169/S-P
Coalossal    Vivid Voltage   099/185 Legendary Heartbeat   043/076
Vivid Voltage   189/185 Legendary Heartbeat   087/076
Copperajah    Rebel Clash   137/192 Rebellion Crash   076/096
Rebel Clash   199/192 Rebellion Crash   110/096
Corviknight    Battle Styles   110/163 Rapid Strike Master   056/070
Battle Styles   171/163 Rapid Strike Master   085/070
      VMAX Climax   116/184
      VMAX Climax   249/184
      Start Deck 100   310/414
Cramorant    Shining Fates   055/072 VMAX Special Set   004/004
Crobat    Shining Fates   045/072 Shiny Star V   109/190
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH099 Shiny Star V   320/190
Deoxys          Deoxys VSTAR & VMAX High-Class Deck   006/020
Dhelmise    Shining Fates   010/072 VMAX Special Set   001/004
Ditto    Shining Fates   051/072 Shiny Star V   141/190
Shining Fates   SV119/SV122 Shiny Star V   324/190
Dracozolt    Evolving Skies   059/203 Peerless Fighters   024/070
Evolving Skies   210/203 Peerless Fighters   087/070
      Start Deck 100   161/414
Dragapult    Rebel Clash   093/192 Rebellion Crash   050/096
Rebel Clash   197/192 Rebellion Crash   108/096
      Shiny Star V   089/190
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH097 Shiny Star V   318/190
Drednaw    Champion's Path   015/073 Infinity Zone   027/100
Champion's Path   075/073 Infinity Zone   111/100
Duraludon    Evolving Skies   123/203 Skyscraping Perfection   049/067
Evolving Skies   219/203 Skyscraping Perfection   082/067
Evolving Skies   220/203 Skyscraping Perfection   083/067
      VMAX Climax   123/184
      VMAX Climax   253/184
      VMAX Climax   285/184
Eevee    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH087 S-P Promotional cards   101/S-P
Espeon    Evolving Skies   065/203 Eevee Heroes VMAX Special Set   004/004
Fusion Strike   270/264 S-P Promotional cards   189/S-P
      Start Deck 100   173/414
Eternatus    Darkness Ablaze   117/189 Infinity Zone   065/100
Darkness Ablaze   192/189 Infinity Zone   112/100
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH045 S-P Promotional cards   080/S-P
      Shiny Star V   125/190
Shining Fates   SV122/SV122 Shiny Star V   328/190
      VMAX Climax   110/184
      VMAX Climax   247/184
Flapple    Battle Styles   019/163 Single Strike Master   008/070
Battle Styles   164/163 Single Strike Master   082/070
Flareon    Evolving Skies   018/203 Eevee Heroes VMAX Special Set   001/004
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH180 S-P Promotional cards   186/S-P
      Start Deck 100   052/414
Flying Pikachu    Celebrations   007/025 25th Anniversary Collection   024/028
Galarian Darmanitan    Vivid Voltage   037/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   024/100
Vivid Voltage   187/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   113/100
Galarian Slowking    Chilling Reign   100/198 Peerless Fighters   047/070
Chilling Reign   207/198 Peerless Fighters   088/070
      Start Deck 100   259/414
Garbodor    Evolving Skies   101/203 Skyscraping Perfection   031/067
Evolving Skies   216/203 Skyscraping Perfection   081/067
Gardevoir    Champion's Path   017/073 Explosive Walker   031/070
Champion's Path   076/073 Explosive Walker   081/070
Gengar    Fusion Strike   157/264 Gengar VMAX High-Class Deck   002/019
Fusion Strike   271/264 Gengar VMAX High-Class Deck   020/019
Glaceon    Evolving Skies   041/203 Eevee Heroes   025/069
Evolving Skies   208/203 Eevee Heroes   090/069
Evolving Skies   209/203 Eevee Heroes   091/069
      Start Deck 100   104/414
Greedent    Fusion Strike   218/264 Fusion Arts   086/100
Fusion Strike   272/264 Fusion Arts   120/100
Grimmsnarl    Darkness Ablaze   115/189 Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Set   007/020
      Shiny Star V   322/190
Gyarados    Evolving Skies   029/203 Blue Sky Stream   021/067
Evolving Skies   207/203 Blue Sky Stream   081/067
Hatterene    Crown Zenith   066/159 VSTAR Universe   066/172
Crown Zenith   GG47/GG70 VSTAR Universe   224/172
Heatran    Astral Radiance   026/189 Space Juggler   015/067
Astral Radiance   191/189 Space Juggler   080/067
Ice Rider Calyrex    Chilling Reign   046/198 Silver Lance   028/070
Chilling Reign   202/198 Silver Lance   084/070
Chilling Reign   203/198 Silver Lance   085/070
      VMAX Climax   044/184
Astral Radiance   TG15/TG30 VMAX Climax   221/184
Astral Radiance   TG29/TG30 VMAX Climax   278/184
      Start Deck 100   126/414
Inteleon    Rebel Clash   050/192 VMAX Rising   023/070
Rebel Clash   195/192 VMAX Rising   081/070
Inteleon    Fusion Strike   079/264 Inteleon VMAX High-Class Deck   006/022
Fusion Strike   266/264 Inteleon VMAX High-Class Deck   023/022
Jolteon    Evolving Skies   051/203 Eevee Heroes VMAX Special Set   003/004
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH184 S-P Promotional cards   188/S-P
Kingler    Brilliant Stars   029/172 Start Deck 100   081/414
Kyurem          Lost Abyss   030/100
Lapras    Sword & Shield   050/202 Sword   015/060
Sword & Shield   203/202 Sword   069/060
      Shiny Star V   032/190
Shining Fates   SV111/SV122 Shiny Star V   312/190
Leafeon    Evolving Skies   008/203 Eevee Heroes   003/069
Evolving Skies   204/203 Eevee Heroes   088/069
Evolving Skies   205/203 Eevee Heroes   089/069
      Start Deck 100   018/414
Lycanroc    Evolving Skies   092/203 Skyscraping Perfection   025/067
Evolving Skies   213/203 Skyscraping Perfection   080/067
      Start Deck 100   235/414
Machamp    Astral Radiance   073/189 Time Gazer   033/067
Astral Radiance   194/189 Time Gazer   081/067
Malamar    Rebel Clash   122/192 Rebellion Crash   071/096
Rebel Clash   198/192 Rebellion Crash   109/096
Melmetal    Pokémon GO   048/078 Pokémon GO   048/071
Pokémon GO   080/078 Pokémon GO   085/071
Meowth    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH005 S-P Promotional cards   029/S-P
Metagross    Chilling Reign   113/198 Jet-Black Spirit   050/070
Chilling Reign   208/198 Jet-Black Spirit   087/070
Mew    Fusion Strike   114/264 Fusion Arts   040/100
Fusion Strike   268/264 Fusion Arts   118/100
Fusion Strike   269/264 Fusion Arts   119/100
      VMAX Climax   280/184
Mimikyu    Brilliant Stars   069/172 VMAX Climax   077/184
Brilliant Stars   TG17/TG30 VMAX Climax   234/184
Morpeko    Sword & Shield   080/202 Shield   020/060
Sword & Shield   204/202 Shield   069/060
Shining Fates   038/072 VMAX Special Set   003/004
Orbeetle    Vivid Voltage   021/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   009/100
Vivid Voltage   186/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   112/100
      VMAX Climax   011/184
      VMAX Climax   215/184
Pikachu    Vivid Voltage   044/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   031/100
Vivid Voltage   188/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   114/100
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH062 S-P Promotional cards   123/S-P
      25th Anniversary Golden Box   006/015
      VMAX Climax   046/184
      VMAX Climax   223/184
      VMAX Climax   279/184
Pikachu          S-P Promotional cards   265/S-P
Rapid Strike Urshifu    Battle Styles   088/163 Rapid Strike Master   051/070
Battle Styles   169/163 Rapid Strike Master   083/070
Battle Styles   170/163 Rapid Strike Master   084/070
      VMAX Climax   095/184
Brilliant Stars   TG21/TG30 VMAX Climax   241/184
Brilliant Stars   TG30/TG30 VMAX Climax   283/184
Rayquaza    Evolving Skies   111/203 Blue Sky Stream   047/067
Evolving Skies   217/203 Blue Sky Stream   082/067
Evolving Skies   218/203 Blue Sky Stream   083/067
      VMAX Climax   120/184
      VMAX Climax   252/184
      VMAX Climax   284/184
Regieleki    Silver Tempest   058/195 Paradigm Trigger   034/098
Silver Tempest   198/195 Paradigm Trigger   115/098
Rillaboom    Rebel Clash   018/192 VMAX Rising   009/070
Rebel Clash   193/192 VMAX Rising   079/070
      Shiny Star V   010/190
Shining Fates   SV106/SV122 Shiny Star V   305/190
Rillaboom    Fusion Strike   023/264 S-P Promotional cards   171/S-P
Salamence    Darkness Ablaze   144/189 Infinity Zone   081/100
Darkness Ablaze   194/189 Infinity Zone   114/100
Sandaconda    Chilling Reign   090/198 Silver Lance   044/070
Chilling Reign   206/198 Silver Lance   086/070
      Start Deck 100   242/414
Scizor    Darkness Ablaze   119/189 Infinity Zone   067/100
Darkness Ablaze   193/189 Infinity Zone   113/100
Shadow Rider Calyrex    Chilling Reign   075/198 Jet-Black Spirit   037/070
Chilling Reign   204/198 Jet-Black Spirit   085/070
Chilling Reign   205/198 Jet-Black Spirit   086/070
      VMAX Climax   083/184
Astral Radiance   TG18/TG30 VMAX Climax   236/184
Astral Radiance   TG30/TG30 VMAX Climax   281/184
      Start Deck 100   204/414
Single Strike Urshifu    Battle Styles   086/163 Single Strike Master   037/070
Battle Styles   167/163 Single Strike Master   084/070
Battle Styles   168/163 Single Strike Master   085/070
      VMAX Climax   093/184
Brilliant Stars   TG19/TG30 VMAX Climax   239/184
Brilliant Stars   TG29/TG30 VMAX Climax   282/184
Snorlax    Sword & Shield   142/202 Shield   046/060
Sword & Shield   206/202 Shield   070/060
Stonjourner    Sword & Shield   116/202 Sword   035/060
Sword & Shield   205/202 Sword   070/060
Surfing Pikachu    Celebrations   009/025 25th Anniversary Collection   022/028
Sylveon    Evolving Skies   075/203 Eevee Heroes   041/069
Evolving Skies   211/203 Eevee Heroes   092/069
Evolving Skies   212/203 Eevee Heroes   093/069
      VMAX Climax   075/184
Brilliant Stars   TG15/TG30 VMAX Climax   232/184
      Start Deck 100   192/414
Tapu Koko    Battle Styles   051/163 Single Strike Master   018/070
Battle Styles   166/163 Single Strike Master   083/070
      Start Deck 100   150/414
Togekiss    Vivid Voltage   141/185 Legendary Heartbeat   059/076
Vivid Voltage   191/185 Legendary Heartbeat   088/076
Tornadus    Chilling Reign   125/198 Silver Lance   058/070
Chilling Reign   209/198 Silver Lance   087/070
Toxtricity    Rebel Clash   071/192 Rebellion Crash   037/096
Rebel Clash   196/192 Rebellion Crash   107/096
      Shiny Star V   060/190
Shining Fates   SV113/SV122 Shiny Star V   315/190
Trevenant    Evolving Skies   014/203 Blue Sky Stream   008/067
Evolving Skies   206/203 Blue Sky Stream   080/067
      Start Deck 100   029/414
Umbreon    Evolving Skies   095/203 Eevee Heroes   048/069
Evolving Skies   214/203 Eevee Heroes   094/069
Evolving Skies   215/203 Eevee Heroes   095/069
      VMAX Climax   101/184
Brilliant Stars   TG23/TG30 VMAX Climax   245/184
Vaporeon    Evolving Skies   030/203 Eevee Heroes VMAX Special Set   002/004
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH182 S-P Promotional cards   187/S-P
Venusaur    SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH102 Venusaur VMAX Starter Set   002/021
Victini    Battle Styles   022/163 Rapid Strike Master   013/070
Battle Styles   165/163 Rapid Strike Master   082/070
      Start Deck 100   060/414
Zeraora          Zeraora VSTAR & VMAX High-Class Deck   006/020


  • Jigglypuff's Final Smash, Puff Up, appears similar to Dynamax, as both feature a Pokémon temporarily growing to a much larger size. Dynamax would not appear until 2019, over eleven years past the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which Final Smashes debuted.
  • Dynamax Battles were inspired by the Giant's Causeway, a collection of basalt columns in Northern Ireland believed to be created by a giant in Celtic mythology.[2]
  • When Calyrex Dynamaxes, it is surrounded by a blue aura. All other Dynamaxed or Gigantamaxed Pokémon yield red auras.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨化 Gihkgeuihfa
Mandarin 極巨化 / 极巨化 Jíjùhuà
  Finnish Dynamax
  French Dynamax
  German Dynamax
  Italian Dynamax
  Korean 다이맥스 Daimax
  Polish Dynamax
Portuguese   Brazil Dinamax
  Portugal Dynamax
  Russian Динамакс Dinamaks
Spanish   Latin America Dynamax
  Spain Dinamax
  Thai ไดแมกซ์ Daimax
  Vietnamese Dymax


See also

Pokémon forms and variants
Permanent: Shiny Pokémon (GO) • Alternately colored Pokémon (anime)
Gender differences‎Form differences (GO)
Brilliant PokémonAlpha Pokémon
Paradox PokémonEcologically similar Pokémon
Transformations: Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra Burst
Dynamax (Gigantamax) • EternamaxTerastal phenomenon
Groups: Totem PokémonNoble PokémonTitan Pokémon
Regional forms: AlolanGalarianHisuianPaldean
Pikachu variants: Surfing PikachuFlying PikachuCosplay PikachuPikachu in a cap
Miscellaneous: Giant PokémonSpiky-eared Pichu
Spin-off original: Shadow Pokémon (GO) • Shadow Lugia
Primal DialgaToy Pokémon (Rusty Pokémon) • Shadow Mewtwo
PokéxelIllumina phenomenon
Anime original: Pink ButterfreeClone PokémonCrystal Onix
Mirage PokémonMeta GroudonGreen-crystal Deoxys
Manga original: Thu-Fi-ZerBlack FogBlack Tyranitar

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