Max Ooze (move)

Max Ooze
ダイアシッド Dai Acid
Max Ooze VIII.png
Max Ooze VIII 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Varies
PP  — (max. —)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  0
  • 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
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
1 Other: May affect any adjacent opponent, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Jam  0  
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Max Ooze (Japanese: ダイアシッド Dai Acid) is a damage-dealing Poison-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Ooze inflicts damage and then raises the user'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. Compared to the other Max Moves, it usually has less power.

Base move Power Cat.
Acid 70 Special
Acid Spray 70 Special
Belch 95 Special
Clear Smog 75 Special
Cross Poison 85 Physical
Gunk Shot 95 Physical
Poison Fang 75 Physical
Poison Jab 90 Physical
Poison Sting 70 Physical
Poison Tail 75 Physical
Shell Side Arm 90 Special
Sludge 85 Special
Sludge Bomb 90 Special
Sludge Wave 90 Special
Smog 70 Special
Venoshock 85 Special

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Ooze cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA This is a Poison-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Sp. Atk 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 Poison-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This boosts ally Pokémon's Sp. Atk stats.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Ooze if it knows a damaging Poison-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 Raises the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks. Allister & Gengar
Sygna Suit Roxie & Toxtricity
Physical 400 480 —% An opponent Raises the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks. Sygna Suit Giovanni & Nidoking

In the anime

Gigantamax Gengar

The Dynamaxed user attacks the opponent with a large amount of poisonous sludge.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gigantamax Gengar releases a wave of purple sludge from its body at the opponent. It can also manipulate the sludge, sending streams of purple poison to attack the opponent.
Ash's Gengar Battling Turned Up to Eleven! Debut
Base move is
Sludge Bomb

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨酸毒 Gihkgeuih Syūnduhk
Mandarin 極巨酸毒 / 极巨酸毒 Jíjù Suāndú
  Czech Maximální sliz
  French Toxinomax
  German Dyna-Giftschwall
  Italian Dynacorrosione
  Korean 다이애시드 Dai-aesideu
  Polish Maxi Śluz
  Portuguese Corrosão Max
  Spanish Maxiácido

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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