Pokémon Sword and Shield Max Moves Guide

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Just like G-Max Moves, Max Moves are a new addition to Sword and Shield that are specific to Pokémon in Dynamax. Once you’ve got a Pokémon completely Dynamaxed, it will acquire these Max Moves depending on what your Pokémon knows when it comes to moves.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Max Moves

In this Pokémon Sword and Shield Max Moves Guide, we’ve shared all that you need to know about these Max Moves, which Pokémon can use these moves, and their effects.

Max Moves Type Effects
Max Airstream Flying This move increases the speed of the caster.
Max Darkness Dark You can decrease your opponent’s Special DEF stat. with this move.
Max Flare Fire You can activate harsh sunlight using Max Flare move.
Max Geyser Water Opposite of Max Flare, this move activates rain on the field.
Max Guard Normal When used, the move protects the caster from all incoming effects. However, activating the move continuously increases its chances of missing.
Max Ice Ice As the name suggests, you can use the move to cause hailing.
Max Knuckle Fight You can increase your ATK stat. with this move.
Max Lightning Electric You can activate electric terrain by using the Max Lightning move.
Max Overgrowth Grass You can activate grassy terrain by using the Max Overgrowth move.
Max Rockfall Rock You can cause a sandstorm to appear on the field with Max Rockfall.
Max Starfall Fairy You can activate misty terrain by using the Max Starfall move.
Max Steelspike Steel You can increase your DEF by using Max Steelspike.
Max Strike Normal You can lower your opponent’s SPD stat. by using this Pokémon Sword and Shield move.

These are all the Moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield. For more help, check out our G-Max Moves Guide, How to Raise Happiness, and Perfect Breed Guide.