is a new feature being introduce to the Pokemon Franchise. This phenomenon allows trainers to increase the size and strength of their Pokemon in battles that allow it for three turns. While Dynamaxed
, Pokemon will be much stronger than usual. Dynamax Pokemon will also what are known as Max Moves
that are specific to each Pokemon Attack
Type and will vary in strength depending on the regular Pokemon Attack it is being used for (much like that of Z-Crystals
). Each Max Move will also have secondary effects, like raising/lowering stats.
Trainers can even use Dynamax
Candy on their to increase a Pokemon's Dynamax Level, which will see that Pokemon have all the more Hit Points
in battle. All Pokemon found within The Galar Region
can Dynamax except for Zacian
(as well as Ditto when transformed into one of the three). Certain Hold Items like the Choice Band, Choice Specs, and Choice Scarf won't work while a Pokemon is Dynamaxed, and so the effects of the ability Sheer Force. Moves that cause a Pokemon to Flinch or Force Out of Battle will lose their secondary effect when used against Dynamaxed Pokemon, and Weight-Based Attacks will be completely ineffective against the same.
Additionally, twenty-seven Pokemon can Gigantamax
instead of simply Dynamaxing. Gigantamax Forms
are even bigger forms that also include different appearance for each of these Pokemon. These forms are only obtained if you find that specific Pokemon in Max Raid Battles
or during a Pokemon Event. When a Pokemon is Gigantamaxed, they also gain access to unique G Max Moves
that are exclusive to each of those given Pokemon in their Gigantamax Form