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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 damage is doubled. The bonus does not apply to Eternamax Eternatus, despite its similarities to a Gigantamaxed Pokémon.
||The user becomes a gigantic sword and cuts the target. This move deals twice the damage if the target is Dynamaxed.
||This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.
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.
In other games
||This move's power increases 50% when the target has a sync buff.
||Gloria and Zacian
- Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): This move's power increases if the target has a sync buff.
In the anime
||Crowned Sword Zacian
|The user slashes the opponent with its sword.
||First Used In
||Zacian's sword glows blue and grows in size. It then slashes the opponent with it.
|A wild Zacian
In other generations
Spin-off series games
Behemoth Blade being used by a Ditto
- If used by a transformed Pokémon, it will display a shorter animation with the transformed Pokémon stuck in a default pose. However, it cannot be copied by Copycat.
- Behemoth Blade and Behemoth Bash are not present in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME's move Pokédex. This is because they would be impossible to register, since the forms of Zacian and Zamazenta that they are the signature moves of can only appear in battles and therefore cannot be deposited into Pokémon HOME. They share this distinction with Glacial Lance and Astral Barrage, which are also the signature moves of forms that cannot be deposited into Pokémon HOME. Notably, Ice Burn and Freeze Shock are present in the move Pokédex (despite also being the signature moves of Pokémon that cannot be deposited) due to the fact that Smeargle can learn them with Sketch.
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