G-Max Terror (move)

G-Max Terror
キョダイゲンエイ Kyodai Phantom
G-Max Terror VIII.png
G-Max Terror VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Varies
PP  — (max. —)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Not 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 any adjacent foe, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Jam  0  
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G-Max Terror (Japanese: キョダイゲンエイ Kyodai Phantom) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type G-Max Move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the exclusive G-Max Move of Gigantamax Gengar.


G-Max Terror inflicts damage and prevents targets from switching out.

Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Power Category Learnable
Astonish 90 Physical
Astral Barrage 120 Special
Hex 120 Special
Lick 90 Physical
Moongeist Beam 130 Special
Night Shade 100 Special
Phantom Force 130 Physical
Poltergeist 110 Physical
Shadow Ball 130 Special
Shadow Bone 130 Physical
Shadow Claw 120 Physical
Shadow Force 140 Physical
Shadow Punch 110 Physical
Shadow Sneak 90 Physical
Spectral Thief 130 Physical
Spirit Shackle 130 Physical
Note: A Gengar transferred with the move Mimic can
potentially use any of these moves for G-Max Terror.


Games Description
SwSh A Ghost-type attack that Gigantamax Gengar use. This Pokémon steps on the opposing Pokémon's shadow to prevent them from escaping.


Gigantamax Gengar can use G-Max Terror if it knows a damaging Ghost-type move.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Action Class Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Max Move* Special 400 480 —% An opponent Applies the Restrain effect to all opposing sync pairs. Allister & Gengar

In the anime

Gigantamax Gengar
The Gigantamaxed user attacks the opponent with objects formed by cursed energy. This also prevents the opponent from escaping.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gigantamax Gengar forms multiple giant objects around itself. The objects then glow purple and are hurled at the opponent. When the move hits, the opponent becomes briefly covered in a burst of dark purple and red energy and rings of purple energy appear around their ankles, preventing them from leaving the battle.
Ash's Gengar Battling Turned Up to Eleven! Debut
Base move is Shadow Ball

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超極巨幻影幽魂 Chīu Gihkgeuih Waahnyíng Yāuwàhn
Mandarin 超極巨幻影幽魂 / 超极巨幻影幽魂 Chāo Jíjù Huànyǐng Yōuhún
  French Hantise G-Max
  German Giga-Spuksperre
  Italian Gigaillusione
  Korean 거다이환영 Geodai Hwanyeong
  Polish G-Maxi Terror
  Portuguese Terror G-Max
  Spanish Gigaaparición

Max Moves
Max StrikeMax KnuckleMax AirstreamMax OozeMax Quake
Max RockfallMax FlutterbyMax PhantasmMax Steelspike
Max FlareMax GeyserMax OvergrowthMax LightningMax Mindstorm
Max HailstormMax WyrmwindMax DarknessMax StarfallMax Guard
G-Max Moves
G-Max Vine LashG-Max WildfireG-Max CannonadeG-Max Befuddle
G-Max Volt CrashG-Max Gold RushG-Max Chi StrikeG-Max Terror
G-Max Foam BurstG-Max ResonanceG-Max CuddleG-Max Replenish
G-Max MalodorG-Max MeltdownG-Max Drum SoloG-Max Fireball
G-Max HydrosnipeG-Max Wind RageG-Max GravitasG-Max Stonesurge
G-Max VolcalithG-Max TartnessG-Max SweetnessG-Max Sandblast
G-Max Stun ShockG-Max CentifernoG-Max SmiteG-Max SnoozeG-Max Finale
G-Max SteelsurgeG-Max DepletionG-Max One BlowG-Max Rapid Flow

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