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[[File:SwSh Prerelease Dynamax Pikachu.png|thumb|A Dynamax {{p|Pikachu}}]]
 
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'''Dynamax''' (Japanese: '''ダイマックス''' ''Daimax'') is a temporary transformation affecting Pokémon that was introduced in [[Generation VIII]]. {{pkmn|Trainer}}s who obtain a [[Dynamax Band]] are able to Dynamax their Pokémon. According to [[Professor Magnolia]], the Pokémon distorts space to change it size while affecting the world around them.
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'''Dynamax''' (Japanese: '''ダイマックス''' ''Daimax'') is a temporary transformation affecting Pokémon that was introduced in [[Generation VIII]]. {{pkmn|Trainer}}s who obtain a [[Dynamax Band]] are able to Dynamax their Pokémon. According to [[Professor Magnolia]], the Pokémon distorts space to change its size while affecting the world around them.
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==History==
 
==History==
Dynamax was created from {{p|Eternatus}} when its energy leaked through it while it slumbers to recover from its wounds. This resulted in several power spots that are used in the Gym Stadium to to trigger the transformation.
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Dynamax was created from {{p|Eternatus}} when its energy leaked out of it while it slumbered to recover from its wounds. This resulted in the creation of several places called Power Spots, where Trainers can trigger the Dynamax transformation, which the Gym Stadiums are built over. Also the Power Spots were created in the [[Pokémon Den]]s scattered thought the Wild Area for the [[Max Raid Battle]]. Parts of Eternatus's body, known as [[Wishing Star]]s, rained across [[Galar]], allowing whoever found them to Dynamax their Pokémon when at a Power Spot. [[Dynamax Band]]s were created to help anyone fully utilize the transformation anytime they when near Power Spots.
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==Effects==
 
==Effects==
Dynamaxing increases a Pokémon's size drastically, as well as changing the moves of the Pokémon and increasing their stats in battle, but can only be used once during a battle, and lasts only for three turns. In addition, it can only be performed in certain areas, such as special arenas in [[Gym]]s.
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Dynamaxing increases a Pokémon's size drastically, as well as changing the moves of the Pokémon and increasing their HP in battle (except for {{p|Shedinja}}), but can only be used once during a battle, and ends after three turns or if the user is switched out. In addition, it can only be performed in areas known to have power spots, such as [[Galar]]'s [[Gym|Stadium]]s and {{gdis|Battle Tower|VIII}}. When Dynamaxed, all of the Pokémon's [[move]]s will turn into [[Max Move]]s that correspond to those moves' [[type]]s and categories. Like with [[Mega Evolution]], Dynamax is activated at the start of the turn before all other moves are executed.
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Dynamaxing provides Pokémon with an increase to its maximum and current HP (with the exception of {{p|Shedinja}}) by the same factor. The amount of HP gained depends on the Pokemon's Dynamax Level, which can be increased with [[Dynamax Candy]]. At Dynamax Level 0, a Pokémon will gain 50% more HP. For every Dynamax Level above that, the Pokemon will gain 5% more HP, up to a 100% HP increase at Dynamax Level 10. All other [[statistic|stats]], as well as its [[Ability]] and [[held item]], remain the same.
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Whenever a Pokémon enters into or reverts from Dynamax, its current HP is adjusted to retain the same percentage of HP remaining<!--rounded up or down?-->. For instance, if a Pokémon at Dynamax Level 10 has 100/200 HP remaining, then upon Dynamaxing, its HP will be adjusted to 200/400. Conversely, if the same Pokémon has 100/400 HP in Dynamax form, then its HP will be adjusted down to 50/200 when its Dynamax expires. All effects that is based on a percentage of the Dynamaxed Pokémon's maximum HP (e.g. {{m|Life Dew}}, {{m|Leech Seed}}, [[Poison (status condition)|poisoning]]) is calculated based on its maximum non-Dynamax HP. If {{m|Endeavor}} or {{m|Pain Split}} is used against a Dynamax Pokémon, the damage it receives would only be based on its non-Dynamax HP.<!-- The same Dynamax Pokémon described above will have its HP lowered to 101/200 hit with a 1-HP user's Endeavor.--> However, {{m|Brine}}'s bonus damage is still calculated based on the Dynamax HP.
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If a Pokémon has the Gigantamax Factor, it can undergo [[Gigantamax]], a special kind of Dynamax that results in a different appearance to its regular form in addition to being larger. Only specific individual members of a select group of species can Gigantamax. Each Gigantamax Pokémon has an exclusive Max Move known as a [[G-Max Move]]. Other than having a G-Max Move, Gigantamax is functionally identical to a Dynamax.
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{{p|Zacian}}, {{p|Zamazenta}}, and {{p|Eternatus}} are unable to use Dynamax.
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Additionally, a Dynamax Pokémon is immune to:
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* {{status|Flinch}}ing
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** {{m|Fake Out}} can still damage a Dynamax Pokémon, but will have no secondary effect
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* {{cat|Moves affected by weight}} (e.g. {{m|Low Kick}} and {{m|Heavy Slam}})
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* Moves that remove {{Berries}} (e.g. {{m|Pluck}}, {{m|Bug Bite}}, {{m|Incinerate}}), {{m|Covet}}
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** {{m|Trick}} and {{m|Knock Off}} still work<!--What about Thief, Covet, Knock Off etc-->
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* [[One-hit knockout move]]s
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* {{m|Destiny Bond}}
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* Moves that replace the target's [[Ability]] with the user's (e.g. {{m|Skill Swap}} and {{m|Entrainment}})<!--what about Abilities such as Mummy and Wandering Spirit?-->
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** Other {{cat|Ability-changing moves}} still work (e.g. {{m|Gastro Acid}} and {{m|Worry Seed}})
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* {{cat|Moves that switch the target out}} (e.g. {{m|Roar}} and {{m|Whirlwind}})
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** But they can switch out through {{a|Emergency Exit}} or an [[Eject Button]]
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** {{m|Circle Throw}} and {{m|Dragon Tail}} still do damage, but will not switch out a Dynamax Pokémon
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** [[Red Card]] also fails against a Dynamax Pokémon, but is still consumed
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* {{m|Disable}} and {{a|Cursed Body}}
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** A Max Move can still be used if its base move was disabled prior to Dynamax
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* {{m|Encore}}<!--Does Torment work?-->
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* {{m|Instruct}}
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[[Choice Band]], [[Choice Scarf]], [[Choice Specs]], {{a|Gorilla Tactics}}, and {{a|Sheer Force}} temporarily stop working (including the stat boosts) if the holder is Dynamaxed. However, [[Assault Vest]] still works accordingly and prevents the holder from using of [[Max Guard]].
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If a Dynamax Pokémon is unable to use any moves (e.g. running out of [[Power Point|PP]]), it will use {{m|Struggle}}.
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If {{m|Transform}} or {{a|Imposter}} is used against a Dynamax Pokémon, only its base form and base moves will be copied, and the user can Dynamax separately. The Gigantamax Factor, however, is not copied at all; instead, the user can only achieve the standard Dynamax form. Additionally, if a Pokémon incapable of Dynamax (e.g. {{p|Zacian}}) is copied, then the user will not be able to Dynamax afterwards. If a Pokémon attempts to copy a Max Move (e.g. using {{m|Copycat}}), it will copy the base move of that Max Move.
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In a [[Max Raid Battle]], the wild Pokémon is a Dynamax Pokémon for the entire duration of the battle. Only one of the Trainers' Pokémon can Dynamax during a Max Raid Battle for three turns. The first Trainer with the chance to Dynamax is the host, with the chance passing to the next player who joined until it returns to the first player.
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==In the anime==
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[[File:Gigantamax Snorlax anime.png|thumb|250px|A Gigantamax Snorlax in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
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Dynamaxing was first featured in [[SS005]], where {{Ash}} and {{an|Go}} witnessed a {{p|Snorlax}} [[Gigantamax]]ing in the [[Wild Area]] and had to figure out a way to stop an incoming train from colliding with it.
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Dynamaxing provides Pokémon with an increase to their maximum HP (unless it's Shedinja). The amount of HP gained depends on the Pokemon's Dynamax Level, which can be increased with Dynamax Candy. At Dynamax Level 0, a Pokémon will gain 50% of its max HP. For every Dynamax Level above that, up to a maximum of 10, the Pokemon will gain 5% more HP, up to a 100% increase at Dynamax Level 10.
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==In the TCG==
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Dynamax is featured in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] as {{VMAX}}. It was added as a new mechanic to the game in the {{TCG|Sword & Shield}} expansion (the {{TCG|Sword}} and {{TCG|Shield}} sets in Japan).
   
All [[move]]s that a Pokémon knows will turn into [[Max Move]]s, which are more powerful than regular moves. The Max Moves that are learned are determined by the moves that the Pokémon knows.
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Released along with the first {{TCG|Pokémon V}} cards, '''Pokémon VMAX''' introduce the Dynamax and [[Gigantamax]] mechanics into the Trading Card Game. Pokémon VMAX evolve from its respective Pokémon V, giving them boosted {{TCG|Hit Points}} (so far, the biggest HPs in a Pokémon card) and more powerful attacks. When a VMAX Pokémon is knocked out, the opponent takes three Prize cards instead of one.
   
Wild Pokémon in a [[Max Raid Battle]] start out as Dynamax Pokémon, and do not return to their original state during the battle. However, the Trainers' Pokémon do not start out as Dynamax Pokémon, and only one of the Trainers' Pokémon can Dynamax during the battle, and only for three turns.
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So far, all released VMAX Pokémon have one or two attacks and no abilities. While keeping the same layout of Pokémon V, VMAX Pokémon cards have a rainbow background and details on the card's bottom, as well its illustration also fading into the top-most area and having the visual aura of Dynamaxing/Gigantamaxing on the Pokémon.
   
Certain Pokémon can undergo a special kind of Dynamax known as [[Gigantamax]]ing. Only specific individual members of a select group of species can Gigantamax. Unlike normal Dynamax Pokémon, Gigantamax Pokémon have a different appearance to their regular form in addition to being larger, and have an exclusive Max Move known as a [[G-Max Move]].
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{{cardlist/header|Related cards|Colorless|char=yes}}
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{{cardlist/div|Pokémon{{VMAX}}|Rainbow}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Stonjourner VMAX (Sword 35)|Stonjourner]]{{VMAX}}|type=Fighting|enset=Sword & Shield|enrarity=Ultra-Rare Rare|ennum=35/202|jpset=Sword|jprarity=RRR|jpnum=035/060|jpse2t=Sword|jprarity2=RRR|jpnum2=070/060}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Morpeko VMAX (Shield 20)|Morpeko]]{{VMAX}}|type=Lightning|jpset=Shield|jprarity=RRR|jpnum=020/060|jpset2=Shield|jprarity2=HR|jpnum2=069/060}}
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{{cardlist/footer|Rainbow}}
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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|zh_yue=極巨化 ''Gihkgeuihfa''
 
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Latest revision as of 01:08, 19 January 2020

A Dynamax Pikachu

Dynamax (Japanese: ダイマックス Daimax) is a temporary transformation affecting Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VIII. Trainers who obtain a Dynamax Band are able to Dynamax their Pokémon. According to Professor Magnolia, the Pokémon distorts space to change its size while affecting the world around them.

History

Dynamax was created from Eternatus when its energy leaked out of it while it slumbered to recover from its wounds. This resulted in the creation of several places called Power Spots, where Trainers can trigger the Dynamax transformation, which the Gym Stadiums are built over. Also the Power Spots were created in the Pokémon Dens scattered thought the Wild Area for the Max Raid Battle. Parts of Eternatus's body, known as Wishing Stars, rained across Galar, allowing whoever found them to Dynamax their Pokémon when at a Power Spot. Dynamax Bands were created to help anyone fully utilize the transformation anytime they when near Power Spots.

Effects

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Dynamaxing increases a Pokémon's size drastically, as well as changing the moves of the Pokémon and increasing their HP in battle (except for Shedinja), but can only be used once during a battle, and ends after three turns or if the user is switched out. In addition, it can only be performed in areas known to have power spots, such as Galar's Stadiums and Battle Tower. When Dynamaxed, all of the Pokémon's moves will turn into Max Moves that correspond to those moves' types and categories. Like with Mega Evolution, Dynamax is activated at the start of the turn before all other moves are executed.

Dynamaxing provides Pokémon with an increase to its maximum and current HP (with the exception of Shedinja) by the same factor. The amount of HP gained depends on the Pokemon's Dynamax Level, which can be increased with Dynamax Candy. At Dynamax Level 0, a Pokémon will gain 50% more HP. For every Dynamax Level above that, the Pokemon will gain 5% more HP, up to a 100% HP increase at Dynamax Level 10. All other stats, as well as its Ability and held item, remain the same.

Whenever a Pokémon enters into or reverts from Dynamax, its current HP is adjusted to retain the same percentage of HP remaining. For instance, if a Pokémon at Dynamax Level 10 has 100/200 HP remaining, then upon Dynamaxing, its HP will be adjusted to 200/400. Conversely, if the same Pokémon has 100/400 HP in Dynamax form, then its HP will be adjusted down to 50/200 when its Dynamax expires. All effects that is based on a percentage of the Dynamaxed Pokémon's maximum HP (e.g. Life Dew, Leech Seed, poisoning) is calculated based on its maximum non-Dynamax HP. If Endeavor or Pain Split is used against a Dynamax Pokémon, the damage it receives would only be based on its non-Dynamax HP. However, Brine's bonus damage is still calculated based on the Dynamax HP.

If a Pokémon has the Gigantamax Factor, it can undergo Gigantamax, a special kind of Dynamax that results in a different appearance to its regular form in addition to being larger. Only specific individual members of a select group of species can Gigantamax. Each Gigantamax Pokémon has an exclusive Max Move known as a G-Max Move. Other than having a G-Max Move, Gigantamax is functionally identical to a Dynamax.

Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus are unable to use Dynamax.

Additionally, a Dynamax Pokémon is immune to:

Choice Band, Choice Scarf, Choice Specs, Gorilla Tactics, and Sheer Force temporarily stop working (including the stat boosts) if the holder is Dynamaxed. However, Assault Vest still works accordingly and prevents the holder from using of Max Guard.

If a Dynamax Pokémon is unable to use any moves (e.g. running out of PP), it will use Struggle.

If Transform or Imposter is used against a Dynamax Pokémon, only its base form and base moves will be copied, and the user can Dynamax separately. The Gigantamax Factor, however, is not copied at all; instead, the user can only achieve the standard Dynamax form. Additionally, if a Pokémon incapable of Dynamax (e.g. Zacian) is copied, then the user will not be able to Dynamax afterwards. If a Pokémon attempts to copy a Max Move (e.g. using Copycat), it will copy the base move of that Max Move.

In a Max Raid Battle, the wild Pokémon is a Dynamax Pokémon for the entire duration of the battle. Only one of the Trainers' Pokémon can Dynamax during a Max Raid Battle for three turns. The first Trainer with the chance to Dynamax is the host, with the chance passing to the next player who joined until it returns to the first player.

In the anime

A Gigantamax Snorlax in the anime

Dynamaxing was first featured in SS005, where Ash and Go witnessed a Snorlax Gigantamaxing in the Wild Area and had to figure out a way to stop an incoming train from colliding with it.

In the TCG

Dynamax is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as VMAX. It was added as a new mechanic to the game in the Sword & Shield expansion (the Sword and Shield sets in Japan).

Released along with the first Pokémon V cards, Pokémon VMAX introduce the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanics into the Trading Card Game. Pokémon VMAX evolve from its respective Pokémon V, giving them boosted Hit Points (so far, the biggest HPs in a Pokémon card) and more powerful attacks. When a VMAX Pokémon is knocked out, the opponent takes three Prize cards instead of one.

So far, all released VMAX Pokémon have one or two attacks and no abilities. While keeping the same layout of Pokémon V, VMAX Pokémon cards have a rainbow background and details on the card's bottom, as well its illustration also fading into the top-most area and having the visual aura of Dynamaxing/Gigantamaxing on the Pokémon.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
PokémonVMAX
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
StonjournerVMAX Fighting Sword & Shield Ultra-Rare Rare 35/202 Sword RRR 035/060
MorpekoVMAX Lightning       Shield RRR 020/060
      Shield HR 069/060
 

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨化 Gihkgeuihfa
Mandarin 極巨化 / 极巨化 Jíjùhuà
France Flag.png French Dynamax
Germany Flag.png German Dynamax
Italy Flag.png Italian Dynamax
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다이맥스 Daimax
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Dinamax
Russia Flag.png Russian Динамакс Dinamaks
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dinamax

See also



Pokémon transformations
Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra BurstDynamax (Gigantamax)

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