Eternamax

Eternamax (Japanese: ムゲンダイマックス Mugendaimax) is an unobtainable kind of form change introduced in Generation VIII.

Victor and Hop confronting Eternamax Eternatus

In the core series games

Unlike Dynamax or Gigantamax, the transformation is unobtainable to the player, but appears when Eternabeam is used. The only known Pokémon to have this transformation is Eternatus. This transformation occurs when a Pokémon absorbs massive amounts of energy at once.

History

This transformation first occurs after the player defeats Eternatus for the first time, when Eternatus changes into the Eternamax form after absorbing all the energy in Galar. Eternamax Eternatus proceeds to absorb more energy while preventing the player's and Hop's Pokémon from attacking. The player calls upon Zacian and Zamazenta, negating this power. A special Max Raid Battle ensues where the player captures Eternatus, ending its Eternamax transformation.

Effect

While Eternamax cannot be obtained by the player, while facing off against it, Eternamax Eternatus functions similar to a Dynamax Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle. It can negate the effect of the player's Pokémon's Abilities and stat changes, cure itself of non-volatile status conditions, and use Max Moves in battle. After defeating it, the player will always catch it.

However, it cannot create a protective barrier like Rank 3 and above Max Raid Battle opponents can. Additionally, it does not take increased damage from Behemoth Blade, Behemoth Bash, or Dynamax Cannon.

Eternamax Pokémon

Pokémon Type Before Eternamax After Eternamax
Image Height Image Height
Eternatus  Poison  Dragon    65'07"
(20.0 m)
  328'01"
(100.0 m)

Game data

Stats

Base stats
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
255
315 - 362 620 - 714
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
250
229 - 332 454 - 658
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
250
229 - 332 454 - 658
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total:
1125
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

In the spin-off games

 
Eternamax Eternatus using Eternabeam in Pokémon Masters EX

Pokémon Masters EX

Leon, while wearing his sygna suit, is the only Trainer to use Eternamax in Pokémon Masters EX, where it is treated as a variation of Dynamax. Dynamax Cannon is replaced by Eternabeam when Eternatus Eternamaxes, treating the latter move as Eternatus's max move, even though it isn't one in the core series games.

Trainer Before Eternamax After Eternamax Moves
 
Sygna Suit Leon
 
Eternatus
 
Eternamax Eternatus
  Dynamax CannonEternabeam


In the anime

 
Eternamax Eternatus in the anime
 
Eternamax Eternatus in Pokémon Evolutions

Main series

Eternamax Eternatus appeared in Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken! when the Gigantic Pokémon entered this form after Leon's failed attempt at catching it. Ash and Goh proceeded to battle it with their Pokémon, along with Zacian and Zamazenta. With the help of the two Legendary Pokémon, Eternatus was defeated, allowing Goh to catch it.

Pokémon Evolutions

Eternatus's Eternamax form appeared in a flashback in The Champion, where Victor and Hop battled against it during the Darkest Day. After it was defeated, it was caught caught by Victor.

In the manga

 
Eternamax Eternatus in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

Eternatus entered its Eternamax form in PASS29 while battling against the Galar Gym Leaders. After they had been defeated, Zacian and Zamazenta appeared and took their place. When the two of them attacked Eternatus together, all three Pokémon vanished in a bright flash of light.

Eternamax Eternatus reappeared in PASS42. Once Zacian and Zamazenta had succeeded in defeating it, Eternatus reverted to its regular form, which, at Casey's request, was allowed to remain free so that humans could hopefully learn to coexist with it.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Eternatus entered its Eternamax form in Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken! (Part 2) after Leon failed to catch the Gigantic Pokémon. Ash and Goh proceeded to battle it with their Pokémon, along with Zacian and Zamazenta. With the help of the two Legendary Pokémon, Eternatus was defeated, allowing Goh to catch it and end the Darkest Day.

In the TCG

The Trading Card Game lists Eternamax as a subcategory of Pokémon VMAX. It is only featured on Eternatus VMAX.

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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Pokémon 
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
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
      Shiny Star V   328/190
 


Trivia

  • Unlike Gigantamax forms, Eternamax Eternatus has its exact size listed in the Pokédex without being followed by a plus, though its weight is listed as ????.? lbs, just like all Gigantamax forms.
  • A Shiny Eternamax Eternatus cannot be registered in the Pokémon Sword and Shield Pokédex.
    • Even though Eternatus assumes this form briefly while using the move Eternabeam, it is not considered a form change internally, but rather only for aesthetic purposes.
      • Shiny Eternamax Eternatus, however, can be registered in Pokémon HOME, as both forms will be automatically registered upon depositing an Eternatus into HOME's storage.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 無極巨化 Mòuhgihk Geuihfa
Mandarin 無極巨化 / 无极巨化 Wújí Jùhuà
  French Infinimax
  German Unendynamax
  Italian Dynamax Infinito
  Korean 무한다이맥스 Muhandaimax
  Brazilian Portuguese Eternamax
  Spanish Dinamax Infinito

See also


Pokémon forms and variants
Permanent: Shiny Pokémon (GO) • Alternately colored Pokémon (anime)
Gender differences‎Form differences (GO)
Brilliant PokémonAlpha Pokémon
Transformations: Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra Burst
Dynamax (Gigantamax) • EternamaxTerastal phenomenon
Groups: Totem PokémonNoble PokémonTitan Pokémon
Regional forms: AlolanGalarianHisuianPaldean
Analogous: Paradox PokémonEcologically similar Pokémon
Pikachu variants: Surfing PikachuFlying PikachuCosplay PikachuPikachu in a cap
Miscellaneous: Pokémon fusionsGiant 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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