Max Flutterby (move)

Max Flutterby
ダイワーム Dai Worm
Max Flutterby VIII.png
Max Flutterby VIII 2.png
Type  Bug
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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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Max Flutterby (Japanese: ダイワーム Dai Worm) is a damage-dealing Bug-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Flutterby inflicts damage and then decreases the target's and its ally's Special Attack by one stage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Power Cat.
Attack Order 130 Physical
Bug Bite 110 Physical
Bug Buzz 130 Special
Fell Stinger 100 Physical
First Impression 130 Physical
Fury Cutter 90 Physical
Infestation 90 Special
Leech Life 130 Physical
Lunge 130 Physical
Megahorn 140 Physical
Pin Missile 130 Physical
Pollen Puff 130 Special
Skitter Smack 120 Physical
Struggle Bug 100 Special
U-turn 120 Physical
X-Scissor 130 Physical

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Flutterby cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
This is a Bug-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Flutterby if it knows a damaging Bug-type move.

In the anime

Gigantamax Centiskorch

The Dynamaxed user attacks the opponent with a massive burst of Bug-type energy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Multicolored sparkles of light appear around Gigantamax Centiskorch's upper body and form into light green orbs of energy. The orbs then burst, releasing blasts of light green energy and multicolored butterfly-shaped masses of energy at the opponent.
Doug's Centy Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨蟲蠱 Gihkgeuih Chùhnggú
Mandarin 極巨蟲蠱 / 极巨虫蛊 Jíjù Chónggǔ
  French Insectomax
  German Dyna-Schwarm
  Italian Dynainsetto
  Korean 다이웜 Daiwom
  Spanish Maxinsecto

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

  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.