G-Max Steelsurge (move)

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G-Max Steelsurge
キョダイコウジン Kyodai Steel Formation
G-Max Steelsurge VIII.png
G-Max Steelsurge VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
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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G-Max Steelsurge (Japanese: キョダイコウジン Kyodai Steel Formation) is a damage-dealing Steel-type G-Max Move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the exclusive G-Max Move of Gigantamax Copperajah.


G-Max Steelsurge inflicts damage and sets an entry hazard around the target Pokémon. Pokémon on the target's field receive damage upon switching in. The amount of damage inflicted upon switching in is affected by the effectiveness of Steel against the target. It also does not stack if multiple layers are set. It does not damage Pokémon with the Ability Magic Guard. Rapid Spin removes the hazard from the user's side of the field if it affects its target; Defog removes the hazard's effect from both sides of the field.

The damage is taken from the victim's maximum HP, and follows:

Type effectiveness Damage (Max. HP)
0.25× 3.125%
0.5× 6.25%

Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Pwr. Cat. Learnable
Anchor Shot 130 Physical
Behemoth Bash 130 Physical
Behemoth Blade 130 Physical
Bullet Punch 90 Physical
Doom Desire 140 Special
Double Iron Bash 140 Physical
Flash Cannon 130 Special
Gear Grind 130 Physical
Gyro Ball 130 Physical
Heavy Slam 130 Physical
Iron Head 130 Physical
Iron Tail 130 Physical
Metal Burst 100 Physical
Metal Claw 100 Physical
Meteor Mash 130 Physical
Smart Strike 120 Physical
Steel Beam 140 Special
Steel Roller 130 Physical
Steel Wing 120 Physical
Sunsteel Strike 130 Physical


Games Description
SwSh A Steel-type attack that Gigantamax Copperajah use. This move scatters sharp spikes around the field.


Gigantamax Copperajah can use G-Max Steelsurge if it knows a damaging Steel-type move.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Action Class Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Max Move* Physical 400 480 —% An opponent. Applies the Steel Damage Field effect to the opponents' field of play. (Steel Damage Field: The sync pairs will take Steel-type damage whenever they take an action.) Rose & Copperajah

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超極巨鋼鐵陣法 Chīu Gihkgeuih Gongtit Jahnfaat
Mandarin 超極巨鋼鐵陣法 / 超极巨钢铁阵法 Chāo Jíjù Gāngtiě Zhènfǎ
France Flag.png French Percée G-Max
Germany Flag.png German Giga-Stahlschlag
Italy Flag.png Italian Gigaferroaculei
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거다이강철진 Geodai Gangcheoljin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gigatrampa Acero

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