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Max Guard
ダイウォール Dai Wall
Max Guard VIII.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  — (max. —)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Max Guard (Japanese: ダイウォール Dai Wall) is a non-damaging Normal-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.



Max Guard protects the user from moves for the rest of the turn. Unlike other protection moves, it fully protects the user from Max Moves.

Successfully consecutively using any single-target protection moves, Wide Guard, Quick Guard, or Endure decreases the chance of success of single-target protection moves and Endure.

Unlike most protection moves, Max Guard protects the user from Block, Flower Shield, Gear Up, Magnetic Flux, Phantom Force, Psych Up, Teatime, and Transform.

Max Guard does not protect the user against Feint, but its effects remain even after being hit by Feint. It does not protect the user from Mean Look, Role Play, Perish Song, or Decorate.


Games Description
SwSh This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.


Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Guard if it knows a status move.

In the anime

None.png Lance Gyarados Max Guard.png None.png None.png
Dynamax Gyarados
The Dynamaxed user creates a barrier that block incoming attacks. This works even against Max Moves.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
130 Gyarados Dynamax Gyarados forms a light blue barrier of energy in front of itself, protecting it from attacks, including Max Moves.
Lance's Gyarados SS012 Debut
Base move is Dragon Dance

In other languages