Max Knuckle (move)

Max Knuckle
ダイナックル Dai Knuckle
Max Knuckle VIII.png
Max Knuckle VIII 2.png
Type  Fighting
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 Knuckle (Japanese: ダイナックル Dai Knuckle) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Knuckle inflicts damage and increases the Attack of the user and its allies by one stage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on. Compared to other Max Moves, it usually has less power.

Base move Power Cat.
Arm Thrust 70 Physical
Aura Sphere 90 Special
Body Press 90 Physical
Brick Break 90 Physical
Circle Throw 80 Physical
Close Combat 95 Physical
Counter 75 Physical
Cross Chop 90 Physical
Double Kick 80 Physical
Drain Punch 90 Physical
Dynamic Punch 90 Physical
Final Gambit 100 Special
Flying Press 90 Physical
Focus Blast 95 Special
Focus Punch 100 Physical
Force Palm 80 Physical
Hammer Arm 90 Physical
High Jump Kick 95 Physical
Low Kick 100 Physical
Low Sweep 85 Physical
Mach Punch 70 Physical
Meteor Assault 100 Physical
Power-Up Punch 70 Physical
Revenge 80 Physical
Reversal 100 Physical
Rock Smash 70 Physical
Sacred Sword 90 Physical
Secret Sword 90 Special
Seismic Toss 75 Physical
Storm Throw 80 Physical
Submission 90 Physical
Superpower 95 Physical
Thunderous Kick 90 Physical
Triple Kick 80 Physical
Vacuum Wave 70 Special
Vital Throw 85 Physical

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Knuckle cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA This is a Fighting-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Attack stats.
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 a Fighting-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This boosts ally Pokémon's Attack stats.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Knuckle if it knows a damaging Fighting-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* Physical 400 480 —% An opponent Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks. Red & Snorlax (Direct link)
Allister & Gengar
Gloria (Alt.) & Urshifu*
Gloria (Alt. 2) & Cinderace

In the anime

Gigantamax Charizard
Dynamax Raboot
The Dynamaxed user strikes the opponent with one of its fists.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gigantamax Charizard strikes the opponent with one of its fists.
Leon's Charizard Toughing It Out! Debut
Base move is
Brick Break
  Dynamax Raboot punches the opponent.
Goh's Raboot Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!" Base move is
Double Kick

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨拳鬥 Gihkgeuih Kyùhndau
Mandarin 極巨拳鬥 / 极巨拳斗 Jíjù Quándòu
  French Pugilomax
  German Dyna-Faust
  Italian Dynapugno
  Korean 다이너클 Daineokeul
  Polish Max Piącha
  Portuguese Punho Max
  Spanish Maxipuño
  Thai ไดนัคเคิล

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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