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A G-Max Move (Japanese: キョダイマックスわざ Kyodaimax Move) is a special type of move introduced in Generation VIII. G-Max Moves are special Max Moves that are exclusive to Gigantamax Pokémon.

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Effects

For Gigantamax Pokémon, damaging moves of a certain type become its exclusive G-Max Move instead of the normal corresponding Max Move. Each species of Gigantamax Pokémon has its own unique G-Max Move, and vice versa. Like Max Moves, the damage category and base power of most G-Max Moves are taken from that of the compatible base move (G-Max Drum Solo, G-Max Fireball, and G-Max Hydrosnipe, the Galar starters' G-Max Moves released with the Isle of Armor extension being the exceptions, with a 160 fixed base power whatever the base move is), and cannot be fully protected against by protection moves (such as Detect and King's Shield), except by the Max Move Max Guard. Most G-Max Moves use the same power as their Max Move counterparts (except the three ones listed previously), thus the only difference between a G-Max Move and a Max Move of the same type is its secondary effect.

See more: Max Move→Power

List of G-Max Moves

Max Move Gigantamax Pokémon Type Additional effect Image
G-Max Vine Lash Venusaur Venusaur Grass Inflicts damage for four turns on non-Grass-type opponents SwShIoA Prerelease G-Max Vine Lash 2.png
G-Max Wildfire Charizard Charizard Fire Inflicts damage for four turns on non-Fire-type opponents G-Max Wildfire VIII.png
G-Max Cannonade Blastoise Blastoise Water Inflicts damage for four turns on non-Water-type opponents SwShIoA Prerelease G-Max Cannonade.png
G-Max Befuddle Butterfree Butterfree Bug Inflicts poison, paralysis, or sleep on all opponents G-Max Befuddle VIII 2.png
G-Max Volt Crash Pikachu Pikachu Electric Paralyzes all opponents G-Max Volt Crash VIII 2.png
G-Max Gold Rush Meowth Meowth Normal Scatters coins on the ground that are picked up afterwards and confuses all opponents
Value is equal to 100 × the user's level (200 × user's level with an Amulet Coin)
G-Max Gold Rush VIII 2.png
G-Max Chi Strike Machamp Machamp Fighting Pumps up the user and its allies, raising the chance of critical hits by one stage.
Stacks with itself and moves like Focus Energy, unlike other critical hit sources
G-Max Chi Strike VIII 2.png
G-Max Terror Gengar Gengar Ghost Prevents the opponent from escaping or being recalled
Same effect as Mean Look
G-Max Terror VIII 2.png
G-Max Foam Burst Kingler Kingler Water Lowers the Speed of all opponents by two stages G-Max Foam Burst VIII 2.png
G-Max Resonance Lapras Lapras Ice Lowers damage from both Physical and Special moves for five turns
Same effect as Aurora Veil, though it does not require hail.
G-Max Resonance VIII 2.png
G-Max Cuddle Eevee Eevee Normal Opponents of the opposite gender of the user become infatuated G-Max Cuddle VIII 2.png
G-Max Replenish Snorlax Snorlax Normal 50% chance of restoring user or ally's used Berries
Similar effect to Recycle when it works
G-Max Replenish 2.png
G-Max Malodor Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poisons all opponents G-Max Malodor VIII 2.png
G-Max Meltdown Melmetal Melmetal Steel Makes opponents incapable of using the same move twice in a row
Same effect as Torment
G-Max Meltdown VIII.png
G-Max Drum Solo Rillaboom Rillaboom Grass Moves can be used regardless of abilities. Power is always 160, regardless of base move.
Works like Mold Breaker
SwShIoA Prerelease G-Max Drum Solo.png
G-Max Fireball Cinderace Cinderace Fire Moves can be used regardless of abilities. Power is always 160, regardless of base move.
Works like Mold Breaker
SwShIoA Prerelease G-Max Fireball.png
G-Max Hydrosnipe Inteleon Inteleon Water Moves can be used regardless of abilities. Power is always 160, regardless of base move.
Works like Mold Breaker
SwShIoA Prerelease G-Max Hydrosnipe.png
G-Max Wind Rage Corviknight Corviknight Flying Removes the effects of moves like Reflect, Light Screen, Spikes, and Electric Terrain from the opponents' side of the field SwSh Prerelease G-Max Wind Rage.png
G-Max Gravitas Orbeetle Orbeetle Psychic Intensifies gravity for five turns
Same effect as Gravity
G-Max Gravitas VIII.png
G-Max Stonesurge Drednaw Drednaw Water Creates Stealth Rock on the opponents' side of the field SwSh Prerelease G-Max Stonesurge.png
G-Max Volcalith Coalossal Coalossal Rock Inflicts damage for four turns on non-Rock-type opponents G-Max Volcalith.png
G-Max Tartness Flapple Flapple Grass Lowers the evasiveness of all opponents by one stage G-Max Tartness.png
G-Max Sweetness Appletun Appletun Grass Cures the user and its allies of their status conditions
Only affects allies on the field
G-Max Tartness 2.png
G-Max Sandblast Sandaconda Sandaconda Ground Traps the target in Sand Tomb for four to five turns G-Max Sandblast VIII 2.png
G-Max Stun Shock Toxtricity Toxtricity Electric Inflicts poison or paralysis on all opponents G-Max Stun Shock.png
G-Max Centiferno Centiskorch Centiskorch Fire Traps the target in Fire Spin for four to five turns G-Max Centiferno VIII 2.png
G-Max Smite Hatterene Hatterene Fairy Inflicts confusion on all opponents G-Max Smite VIII.png
G-Max Snooze Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl Dark 50% chance of making the target drowsy, causing it to fall asleep at the end of the next turn
Same effect as Yawn when it works.
G-Max Snooze VIII.png
G-Max Finale Alcremie Alcremie Fairy Heals the user and its allies by 1/6 their maximum HP SwSh Prerelease G-Max Finale.png
G-Max Steelsurge Copperajah Copperajah Steel Scatters sharp spikes around the field
Works like Stealth Rock, though it checks the effectiveness of Steel against the target instead of Rock
G-Max Steelsurge VIII 2.png
G-Max Depletion Duraludon Duraludon Dragon Takes away 2 PP from the last move the target used
Less potent version of Spite's effect.
G-Max Depletion VIII 2.png
G-Max One Blow Urshifu Urshifu (Single Strike) Dark Hits the target even if it is protected by a protection move, including Max Guard
Works like Feint
SwShIoA Prerelease G-Max One Blow.png
G-Max Rapid Flow Urshifu Urshifu (Rapid Strike) Water Hits the target even if it is protected by a protection move, including Max Guard.
Works like Feint
SwShIoA Prerelease G-Max Rapid Flow.png

In the anime

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

List of G-Max Moves used

Pokémon Max Move Image Debut
Drednaw Nessa's Drednaw G-Max Stonesurge Nessa Drednaw G-Max Stonesurge Adventures 1.png
Nessa Drednaw G-Max Stonesurge Adventures 2.png
PASS09
Gengar Allister's Gengar G-Max Terror Allister Gengar G-Max Terror Adventures.png PASS13

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超極巨招式 Chīu Gihkgeuih Jīusīk
Mandarin 超極巨招式 / 超极巨招式 Chāo Jíjù Zhāoshì
France Flag.png French Capacité Gigamax
Germany Flag.png German Gigadynamax-Attacke
Italy Flag.png Italian Mossa Gigamax
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거다이맥스기술 Geodai Max Gisul
Russia Flag.png Russian Приём G-Макс Priyom G-Maks
Spain Flag.png Spanish Movimiento Gigamax

See also