Max Strike (move)

Max Strike
ダイアタック Dai Attack
Max Strike VIII.png
Max Strike VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
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 Strike (Japanese: ダイアタック Dai Attack) is a damage-dealing Normal-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Strike does damage to a target and lowers the Speed of all opponents by one stage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

If Max Strike is used with Multi-Attack or Techno Blast as its base move while the user is holding a Memory or a Drive, respectively, Max Strike turns into the Max Move of the type corresponding to the type of Memory or Drive held by the user.

If Max Strike is used during weather with Weather Ball as its base move, it turns into the Max Move of the type corresponding to the type Weather Ball would be in that weather. In a similar way, if Max Strike is used during terrain with Terrain Pulse as its base move, it turns into the Max Move of the type corresponding to the type Terrain Pulse would be in that terrain.

If Max Strike is used by a Pokémon with Aerilate, Galvanize, Pixilate, or Refrigerate, it turns into the Max Move of the type corresponding to the Pokémon's Ability.

Base move Power Cat.
Bind 90 Physical
Body Slam 130 Physical
Boomburst 140 Special
Covet 110 Physical
Crush Claw 130 Physical
Crush Grip 140 Physical
Cut 100 Physical
Double Hit 120 Physical
Double-Edge 140 Physical
Echoed Voice 90 Special
Endeavor 130 Physical
Explosion 150 Physical
Extreme Speed 130 Physical
Facade 120 Physical
Fake Out 90 Physical
False Swipe 90 Physical
Feint 90 Physical
Flail 130 Physical
Fury Attack 90 Physical
Fury Swipes 100 Physical
Giga Impact 150 Physical
Guillotine 130 Physical
Head Charge 140 Physical
Headbutt 120 Physical
Hold Back 90 Physical
Horn Attack 120 Physical
Horn Drill 130 Physical
Hyper Beam 150 Special
Hyper Fang 130 Physical
Hyper Voice 130 Special
Judgment 130 Special
Last Resort 140 Physical
Mega Kick 140 Physical
Mega Punch 130 Physical
Multi-Attack 95 Physical
Pay Day 90 Physical
Pound 90 Physical
Present 100 Physical
Quick Attack 90 Physical
Rapid Spin 100 Physical
Relic Song 130 Special
Retaliate 120 Physical
Revelation Dance 130 Special
Round 110 Special
Scratch 90 Physical
Self-Destruct 150 Physical
Skull Bash 140 Physical
Slam 130 Physical
Slash 120 Physical
Snore 100 Special
Spit Up 100 Special
Stomp 120 Physical
Strength 130 Physical
Super Fang 100 Physical
Swift 110 Special
Tackle 90 Physical
Tail Slap 130 Physical
Take Down 130 Physical
Techno Blast 140 Special
Terrain Pulse 130 Special
Thrash 140 Physical
Tri Attack 130 Special
Uproar 130 Special
Vise Grip 110 Physical
Weather Ball 130 Special
Wrap 90 Physical

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Strike cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
This is a Normal-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Speed stat.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Strike if it knows a damaging Normal-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 450 540 —% An opponent Lowers the Speed of all opposing sync pairs by 2 stat ranks. Palmer & Regigigas

In the anime

Dynamax Gyarados
Gigantamax Pikachu
Gigantamax Machamp
Dynamax Dragonite
The Dynamaxed user strikes the ground, causing energy to erupt across the battlefield and towards the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dynamax Gyarados strikes its tail into the ground, sending sparks of energy across the battlefield and towards the opponent. When the sparks reach the opponent, the ground underneath them explodes.
Lance's Gyarados Flash of the Titans! Debut
Base move is
Hyper Beam
  Gigantamax Pikachu jumps into the air, creating yellow glowing cracks on the ground as it lands. The cracks spread toward the opponent, and as they reach them, a burst of yellow energy erupts from the ground underneath the opponent.
Ash's Pikachu The Climb to Be the Very Best! Base move is
Quick Attack
  Gigantamax Machamp stomps the ground with one of its feet, creating glowing cracks on the ground underneath the opponent. A burst of energy then erupts from the cracks.
Bea's Machamp A Battle of Mega Versus Max! Base move is Strength
  Dynamax Dragonite stomps the ground with one of its feet, creating blue glowing cracks that travel at the opponent and go under it, hurting it.
Lance's Dragonite Pride of a Champion! Base move is
Hyper Beam

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨攻擊 Gihkgeuih Gūnggīk
Mandarin 極巨攻擊 / 极巨攻击 Jíjù Gōngjí / Jíjù Gōngjī
  Czech Maximální úder
  Dutch Max Inslag
  French Normalomax
  German Dyna-Angriff
  Italian Dynattacco
  Korean 다이어택 Dai-eotaek
  Polish Max Cios
Portuguese   Brazil Golpe Max
Ataque Max (JN013*)
  Portugal Ataque Max
  Russian Максимальный Удар Maksimal'nyy Udar
  Spanish Maxiataque
  Thai ไดแอ็ทแทค

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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