Behemoth Blade (move)

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Behemoth Blade
きょじゅうざん Behemoth Slash
Behemoth Blade VIII.png
Behemoth Blade VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Behemoth Blade (Japanese: きょじゅうざん Behemoth Slash) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Zacian.


Behemoth Blade deals damage. If the target is Dynamaxed or Gigantamaxed, its base power is doubled to 200. The bonus does not apply to Eternamax Eternatus, despite its similarities to a Gigantamaxed Pokémon.


Games Description
SwSh The user becomes a gigantic sword and cuts the target. This move deals twice the damage if the target is Dynamaxed.


Special move

If Zacian knows Iron Head while entering battle in its Crowned Sword form, Iron Head will become Behemoth Blade for the duration of the battle.

Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
888 Zacian Zacian
Crowned Sword
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Rusted Sword
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Behemoth Blade being used by a Ditto
  • If used by a Transformed Pokémon, such as Ditto, it will display a shorter, glitched animation with the transformed Pokémon stuck in a default pose.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 巨獸斬 Geuihsau Jáam
Mandarin 巨獸斬 / 巨兽斩 Jùshòu Zhǎn
France Flag.png French Gladius Maximus
Germany Flag.png German Gigantenhieb
Italy Flag.png Italian Taglio Maestoso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거수참 Geosu Cham
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tajo Supremo

Variations of the move Dynamax Cannon
PhysicalIC.png Behemoth BladeBehemoth Bash
SpecialIC.png Dynamax Cannon

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