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A Dynamax Raichu.

Dynamax (ダイマックス; Daimakkusu; Daimax) is a new game mechanic in Pokémon Sword and Shield. It can be used with the Dynamax Band item, and allows a Pokémon to grow in size. It lasts for 3 turns before going away and can only be used once per battle, similar to Z-Moves. There is also a different variant of Dynamax called Gigantamax and the exclusive Eternamax, which not only increases their size but their appearance as well, thus making both Gigantamax and Eternamax work in a manner similar to Mega Evolution.

A Dynamax Band.

Upon being Dynamaxed, a Pokémon's attacks are Dynamaxed as well, turning them into Max Moves. These moves are different depending on their type and effect in battle as well as becoming more powerful and gaining extra effects in battle such as lowering opponents stats or changing the Weather.

Dynamaxed Pokémon can also appear through Max Raid Battles. These Pokémon appear at Pokémon Dens and the player can battle them alongside three other Trainers.

Anime

Main

Goh's Dynamax Raboot.

Goh Dynamax his Raboot when he went up against a Gigantamax Garbordor at Stow-on-Side.

Supporting

Lance Dynamax his Gyarados during the finals of the World Coronation Series, when he went up against Leon and his Gigantamax Charizard.

In other languages

Languages
Korean[Notes 1] 다이맥스
Daimax
Chinese Mandarin 極巨化(ㄐㄧˊㄐㄩˋㄏㄨㄚˋ)
极巨化
Jíjùhuà
(Extreme)
Cantonese
[Notes 2]
極巨化
Gik6geoi6faa3
(Extreme)
Hokkien[Notes 3] 極巨化
Kia̍k-kū-hòa
(Extreme)
Thai ไดแมกซ์
Daimax
German Dynamax
Finnish
French
Italian
Spanish Dinamax
Brazilian Portuguese
Polish Dynamax
Russian Динамакс
Dinamaks
Footnotes
  1. ^ Using the revised romanization of the Korean language.
  2. ^ Using Jyutping for romanization.
  3. ^ Using Pe̍h-ōe-jī for romanization.

Trivia

  • Dynamax Battles were inspired by the Giant's Causeway, a location near the coast of Northern Ireland.
  • Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus are the only Pokémon to be unable to Dynamax.
  • Unlike other Pokémon, when Calyrex Dynamaxes, instead of the usual purple aura that would surround a Dynamaxed or Gigantamaxed Pokémon, it yields off a blue aura. Calyrex is the only Pokémon to do this.


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