Max Hailstorm (move)

Max Hailstorm
ダイアイス Dai Ice
Max Hailstorm VIII.png
Max Hailstorm VIII 2.png
Type  Ice
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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Max Hailstorm (Japanese: ダイアイス Dai Ice) is a damage-dealing Ice-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Hailstorm inflicts damage and creates hail for 5 turns (8 if an Icy Rock is held). Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Pwr. Cat.
Aurora Beam 120 Special
Avalanche 110 Physical
Blizzard 140 Special
Freeze Shock 140 Physical
Freeze-Dry 120 Special
Frost Breath 110 Special
Glacial Lance 140 Physical
Glaciate 120 Special
Ice Beam 130 Special
Ice Burn 140 Special
Ice Fang 120 Physical
Ice Hammer 130 Physical
Ice Punch 130 Physical
Ice Shard 90 Physical
Icicle Crash 130 Physical
Icicle Spear 130 Physical
Icy Wind 110 Special
Powder Snow 90 Special
Sheer Cold 130 Special
Triple Axel 140 Physical

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Hailstorm cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA This is an Ice-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.
SV This is an Ice-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a snowstorm lasting five turns.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Hailstorm if it knows a damaging Ice-type move.

In the anime

Gigantamax Gengar
Dynamax Dragonite
The Dynamaxed user summons a massive hailstorm to rain down on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gigantamax Gengar forms a big blue cloud over its head. Multiple huge balls of ice then fall down from the cloud and onto the opponent.
Ash's Gengar Battling Turned Up to Eleven! Debut
Base move is
Ice Punch
  Dynamax Dragonite forms a big blue cloud over its head. Multiple huge balls of ice then fall down from the cloud and onto the opponent. When used, the move causes hail to fall over the battlefield.
Lance's Dragonite Pride of a Champion! None

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨寒冰 Gihkgeuih Hòhnbīng
Mandarin 極巨寒冰 / 极巨寒冰 Jíjù Hánbīng
  French Cryomax
  German Dyna-Frost
  Italian Dynagelo
  Korean 다이아이스 Daiaiseu
  Polish Maxi Gradobicie
Portuguese   Brazil Temporal de Granizo Max
  Portugal Saraivada Max
  Spanish Maxihelada

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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