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Max Steelspike
ダイスチル Dai Steel
Max Steelspike VIII.png
Max Steelspike VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Varies
PP  — (max. —)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • 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
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Max Steelspike (Japanese: ダイスチル Dai Steel) is a damage-dealing Steel-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.



Max Steelspike inflicts damage and raises the user's and its ally's Defense by one stage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Pwr. Cat.
Anchor Shot 130 Physical
Behemoth Bash 130 Physical
Behemoth Blade 130 Physical
Bullet Punch 90 Physical
Doom Desire 140 Special
Double Iron Bash 140 Physical
Flash Cannon 130 Special
Gear Grind 130 Physical
Gyro Ball 130 Physical
Heavy Slam 130 Physical
Iron Head 130 Physical
Iron Tail 130 Physical
Metal Burst 100 Physical
Metal Claw 100 Physical
Meteor Mash 130 Physical
Smart Strike 120 Physical
Steel Beam 140 Special
Steel Wing 120 Physical
Sunsteel Strike 130 Physical


Games Description
SwSh This is a Steel-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Defense stats.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Steelspike if it knows a damaging Steel-type move.

In the anime

None.png Ash Pikachu Max Steelspike.png None.png None.png
Gigantamax Pikachu
The Dynamaxed user attacks the opponent with a series of steely spikes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025Gi Pikachu Gigantamax Pikachu's tail glows white. It then grabs its tail and slams it into the ground, creating a series of gray spikes that extend forward and strike the opponent.
Ash's Pikachu SS013 Debut
Base move is
Iron Tail

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨鋼鐵 Gihkgeuih Gongtit
Mandarin 極巨鋼鐵 / 极巨钢铁 Jíjù Gāngtiě
France Flag.png French Métallomax
Germany Flag.png German Dyna-Stahlzacken
Italy Flag.png Italian Dynametallo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다이스틸 Dai Steel
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maximetal

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
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G-Max Chi StrikeG-Max TerrorG-Max Foam BurstG-Max Resonance
G-Max CuddleG-Max ReplenishG-Max MalodorG-Max Meltdown
G-Max Drum SoloG-Max FireballG-Max HydrosnipeG-Max Wind Rage
G-Max GravitasG-Max StonesurgeG-Max VolcalithG-Max Tartness
G-Max SweetnessG-Max SandblastG-Max Stun ShockG-Max Centiferno
G-Max SmiteG-Max SnoozeG-Max FinaleG-Max SteelsurgeG-Max Depletion

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