Behemoth Bash (move)

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

Effect

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

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Behemoth Bash cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

As Dynamaxed and Gigantamaxed Pokémon are absent in Generation IX, Behemoth Bash now deals damage with no secondary effect.

Description

Games Description
SwShLA The user becomes a gigantic shield and slams into the target. This move deals twice the damage if the target is Dynamaxed.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user's body becomes a firm shield and slams into the target fiercely.


Learnset

Special move

If Zamazenta knows Iron Head while entering battle in its Crowned Shield form, Iron Head will become Behemoth Bash for the duration of the battle.

Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0889 Zamazenta
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Rusted Shield
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0889 Zamazenta
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Rusted Shield
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Additional effect(s) Playable sync pair(s)
Behemoth Bash Physical 4 144 172 100% An opponent This attack's power increases 50% when the target has a sync buff. Hop & Zamazenta
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Additional effect(s) Playable sync pair
Big Dreams Behemoth Bash Physical Default
6★ EX
200 240 An opponent This attack's power increases when the target has a sync buff.
Additional Effects:
The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.
Hop & Zamazenta

Notes:

  • Behemoth Bash:
    • Description prior to Version 2.20.0 (released on April 27, 2022): This move's power increases 50% when the target has a sync buff.
  • Big Dreams Behemoth Bash:
    • This sync move could not be raised to 6★ EX until July 14, 2023—1 year, 11 months, 2 days after its release date (on August 12, 2021).
    • Description prior to Version 2.20.0 (released on April 27, 2022): This move's power increases when the target has a sync buff.

In the anime

Main series

Zamazenta Behemoth Bash shield.png
Preparing
Zamazenta Behemoth Bash.png
Crowned Shield Zamazenta
The user's body becomes a firm shield and slams into the target fiercely.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Zamazenta Crowned Shield Zamazenta extends its shield on its chest and glows red. It then rams into the opponent with its shield.
Zamazenta (anime) Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken! Debut


Pokémon Evolutions

Zamazenta Behemoth Bash shield Evolutions.png
Preparing
Zamazenta Behemoth Bash Evolutions.png
Crowned Shield Zamazenta
The user's body becomes a firm shield and slams into the target fiercely.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Zamazenta Crowned Shield Zamazenta extends its shield on its chest and glows red. It then rams into the opponent with its shield.
A wild Zamazenta The Champion Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 巨獸彈 Geuihsau Daahn
Mandarin 巨獸彈 / 巨兽弹 Jùshòu Dàn
France Flag.png French Aegis Maxima
Germany Flag.png German Gigantenstoß
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpo Maestoso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거수탄 Geosu Tan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Embate Supremo


Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Big Dreams Behemoth Bash

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 誇りを胸に夢をつかむ きょじゅうだん Hokori o Mune ni Yume o Tsukamu Kyojūdan
Mandarin Chinese 胸懷榮譽抓住夢想之 巨獸彈 Xiōnghuái Róngyù Zhuāzhù Mèngxiǎng zhī Jùshòudàn
France Flag.png French Mon vrai rêve ! Aegis Maxima !
Germany Flag.png German Gigantenstoß der Selbstfindung
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpo Maestoso per realizzare i sogni
South Korea Flag.png Korean 긍지를 품고 꿈을 손에 넣는 거수탄 Geungji-reul Pumgo Kkum-eul Son-e Neonneun Geosutan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Embate Supremo de los Sueños Propios


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



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