Max Lightning (move)

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Max Lightning
ダイサンダー Dai Thunder
Max Lighting VIII.png
Max Lighting VIII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Varies
PP  — (max. —)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any adjacent foe, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Max Lightning (Japanese: ダイサンダー Dai Thunder) is a damage-dealing Electric-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Lightning inflicts damage and causes the battlefield to become Electric Terrain. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Pwr. Cat.
Aura Wheel 140 Physical
Bolt Beak 130 Physical
Bolt Strike 140 Physical
Charge Beam 100 Special
Discharge 130 Special
Electro Ball 130 Special
Electroweb 110 Special
Fusion Bolt 130 Physical
Nuzzle 90 Physical
Overdrive 130 Special
Parabolic Charge 120 Special
Plasma Fists 130 Physical
Shock Wave 110 Special
Spark 120 Physical
Thunder 140 Special
Thunder Fang 120 Physical
Thunder Punch 130 Physical
Thunder Shock 90 Special
Thunderbolt 130 Special
Volt Switch 120 Special
Volt Tackle 140 Physical
Wild Charge 130 Physical
Zap Cannon 140 Special
Zing Zap 130 Physical


Games Description
SwSh This is an Electric-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Electric Terrain for five turns.


Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Lightning if it knows a damaging Electric-type move.

In the anime

Leon Charizard Max Lightning 1.png Leon Charizard Max Lightning 2.png Leon Charizard Max Lightning effect.png None.png
Gigantamax Charizard Gigantamax Charizard Electric Terrain forming
The Dynamaxed user creates a large beam of electricity and unleashes it to the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
006Gi Charizard Gigantamax Charizard's body glows and sparks with yellow electricity, or Gigantamax Charizard releases a bolt of yellow electricity from its body into the sky. A storm cloud then forms in the sky and releases a massive lightning bolt that strikes the opponent. Afterwards, an Electric Terrain covers the field.
Leon's Charizard JN012 Debut
Base move is Thunder Punch

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨閃電 Gihkgeuih Símdihn
Mandarin 極巨閃電 / 极巨闪电 Jíjù Shǎndiàn
France Flag.png French Fulguromax
Germany Flag.png German Dyna-Gewitter
Italy Flag.png Italian Dynasaetta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다이썬더 Dai Thunder
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maxitormenta

Max Moves
Max StrikeMax KnuckleMax AirstreamMax OozeMax Quake
Max RockfallMax FlutterbyMax PhantasmMax Steelspike
Max FlareMax GeyserMax OvergrowthMax LightningMax Mindstorm
Max HailstormMax WyrmwindMax DarknessMax StarfallMax Guard
G-Max Moves
G-Max WildfireG-Max BefuddleG-Max Volt CrashG-Max Gold Rush
G-Max Chi StrikeG-Max TerrorG-Max Foam BurstG-Max Resonance
G-Max CuddleG-Max ReplenishG-Max MalodorG-Max Meltdown
G-Max Drum SoloG-Max FireballG-Max HydrosnipeG-Max Wind Rage
G-Max GravitasG-Max StonesurgeG-Max VolcalithG-Max Tartness
G-Max SweetnessG-Max SandblastG-Max Stun ShockG-Max Centiferno
G-Max SmiteG-Max SnoozeG-Max FinaleG-Max SteelsurgeG-Max Depletion

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