Max Steelspike (move)

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  —%
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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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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 Roller 140 Physical
Steel Wing 120 Physical
Sunsteel Strike 130 Physical

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Steelspike cannot be selected in a battle.


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


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Steelspike if it knows a damaging Steel-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 Defense of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks. Sygna Suit Giovanni & Nidoking (Direct link)
Gloria (Dojo Uniform) & Urshifu*

In the anime

Gigantamax Pikachu Gigantamax Duraludon Gigantamax Garbodor Gigantamax Machamp
The Dynamaxed user attacks the opponent with a series of steely spikes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 The Climb to Be the Very Best! Debut
Base move is Iron Tail
  Duraludon Gigantamax Duraludon slams its hands onto the ground, creating a series of jagged gray spikes that extend forward and strike the opponent.
Raihan's Duraludon Toughing It Out! Base move is Metal Claw or Steel Beam
  Garbodor Gigantamax Garbodor slams its hands onto the ground, creating a series of jagged gray spikes that extend forward and strike the opponent.
Oleana's subordinate's Garbodor Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!" None
  Machamp Gigantamax Machamp punches the ground, creating a series of jagged gray spikes that extend forward and strike the opponent.
Bea's Machamp A Battle of Mega Versus Max! Base move is
Bullet Punch

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨鋼鐵 Gihkgeuih Gongtit
Mandarin 極巨鋼鐵 / 极巨钢铁 Jíjù Gāngtiě
  Czech Max Ocelové Špičky
  French Métallomax
  German Dyna-Stahlzacken
  Italian Dynametallo
  Korean 다이스틸 Daiseutil
  Polish Max Kolce Stali
Portuguese   Brazil Espinho de Aço Max
  Portugal Picos de Aço Max
  Spanish Maximetal
  Thai ไดสทีล

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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