The Dynamax Band (Japanese: ダイマックスＢ Daimax Band) is a Key Item introduced in Generation VIII. It was invented by Oleana and allows a Trainer's Pokémon to Dynamax or Gigantamax in Power Spots and perform Max Moves.
In the core series games
Allows the player's Pokémon to Dynamax or Gigantamax in Power Spots and perform Max Moves and G-Max Moves, respectively. Each Trainer can only Dynamax or Gigantamax a Pokémon once per battle.
In the anime
Dynamax Bands first appeared in Flash of the Titans!, under the possession of Lance and Leon. Lance used his Dynamax Band to Dynamax his Gyarados during the World Coronation Series finals, while Leon used his own band to Gigantamax his Charizard. Leon can also use his Dynamax Band to Gigantamax his Rillaboom, as shown in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, and his Cinderace, as seen in Partners in Time!.
In The Climb to Be the Very Best!, Leon gave Ash a Dynamax Band of his own so that he could Gigantamax his Pikachu during their battle. After the battle, Leon let Ash keep the band Dynamax Band. Starting from The Winding Path to Greatness!, Ash also became able to use his Dynamax Band to Gigantamax his Gengar.
A Dynamax Band belonging to Raihan first appeared in Toughing It Out!. He uses it to Gigantamax his Duraludon.
In Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!, Sonia fashioned a Wishing Star she and Goh had found into a Dynamax Band, which she gave to Goh. He later used it to Dynamax his Raboot in a battle against one of Oleana's subordinates, who had used his own Dynamax Band to Gigantamax his Garbodor.
In Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start!, Bea was revealed to own a Dynamax Band. She was first seen using it in A Battle of Mega Versus Max!, Gigantamaxing her Machamp during her third World Coronation Series battle against Ash.
In The Sweet Taste of Battle!, a Dynamax Band appeared in Opal's possession. She used it to Gigantamax her Alcremie during her battle with Ash.
In Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, Marnie was shown to own a Dynamax Band. She used it to Gigantamax her Grimmsnarl during her World Coronation Series match against Ash.
In Valor: A Strategic Part of Battling!, Cynthia was shown to own a Dynamax Band. She used it to Dynamax her Togekiss during her Masters Eight Tournament battle against Ash.
Lance's Dynamax Band
Leon's Dynamax Band
Ash's Dynamax Band
Raihan's Dynamax Band
Goh's Dynamax Band
Oleana's subordinate's Dynamax Band
Bea's Dynamax Band
Opal's Dynamax Band
Marnie's Dynamax Band
Cynthia's Dynamax Band
Victor, Leon, and Hop's Dynamax Bands appeared in The Champion. Victor used his Dynamax Band to catch Eternatus.
In the manga
Sword & Shield chapter
Two Dynamax Bands first appeared in Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light, under the ownership of Henry and Casey, respectively. Henry was first seen using his Dynamax Band to catch a Gurdurr during a Max Raid Battle. In Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment, it was revealed that these two Dynamax Bands had been made from Wishing Stars the two Pokédex holders had found a year earlier in the Slumbering Weald.
Like in the games, each Galar Gym Leader, excluding Piers, also owns a Dynamax Band. The same also applies to Hop, Bede, Marnie, Leon, and Rose.
In other languages
- Max Move
- Key Stone
- Z-Power Ring
- List of Key Items (Generation VIII)
- Trainers with Dynamax Bands
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