Dynamax Cannon (move)

Dynamax Cannon
ダイマックスほう Daimax Cannon
Dynamax Cannon VIII.png
Dynamax Cannon VIII 2.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Dynamax Cannon (Japanese: ダイマックスほう Daimax Cannon) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is one of the signature moves of Eternatus.


Dynamax Cannon 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.

Encore fails if the target's last move was Dynamax Cannon.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Dynamax Cannon cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA The user unleashes a strong beam from its core. 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.
SV The user condenses energy within its body and unleashes that energy from its core to inflict damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
890   Eternatus
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56SwSh 56
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 Playable Users
Special 4 144 172 100% An opponent This attack's power increases 50% when the target has a sync buff. Sygna Suit Leon & Eternatus (Direct Link)

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.20.0*: This move's power increases 50% when the target has a sync buff.

In the anime

The user unleashes a strong beam of Dynamax energy from its core.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Eternatus Eternatus gathers Dynamax energy in its core and fires it at the opponent through its mouth in the form of a powerful red and purple beam. The excess Dynamax energy can cause opponents to Dynamax or Gigantamax and go berserk.
Leon's Eternatus Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!" Debut

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨炮 Gihkgeuih Paau
Mandarin 極巨炮 / 极巨炮 Jíjù Pào
  Czech Dynamaxové Dělo
  French Canon Dynamax
  German Dynamax-Kanone
  Italian Cannone Dynamax
  Korean 다이맥스포 Daimaekseupo
  Brazilian Portuguese Canhão Dinamax
  Spanish Cañón Dinamax

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.