Max Knuckle (move)

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Max Knuckle
ダイナックル Dai Knuckle
Max Knuckle VIII.png
Max Knuckle VIII 2.png
Type  Fighting
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 Knuckle (Japanese: ダイナックル Dai Knuckle) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Knuckle inflicts damage and increases the Attack of the user and its allies by one stage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on. Compared to other Max Moves, it usually has less power.

Base move Power Cat.
Arm Thrust 70 Physical
Aura Sphere 90 Special
Body Press 90 Physical
Brick Break 90 Physical
Circle Throw 80 Physical
Close Combat 95 Physical
Counter 75 Physical
Cross Chop 90 Physical
Double Kick 80 Physical
Drain Punch 90 Physical
Dynamic Punch 90 Physical
Final Gambit 100 Special
Flying Press 90 Physical
Focus Blast 95 Special
Focus Punch 100 Physical
Force Palm 80 Physical
Hammer Arm 90 Physical
High Jump Kick 95 Physical
Low Kick 100 Physical
Low Sweep 85 Physical
Mach Punch 70 Physical
Meteor Assault 100 Physical
Power-Up Punch 70 Physical
Revenge 80 Physical
Reversal 100 Physical
Rock Smash 70 Physical
Sacred Sword 90 Physical
Secret Sword 90 Special
Seismic Toss 75 Physical
Storm Throw 80 Physical
Submission 90 Physical
Superpower 95 Physical
Thunderous Kick 90 Physical
Triple Kick 80 Physical
Vacuum Wave 70 Special
Vital Throw 85 Physical


Games Description
SwSh This is a Fighting-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Attack stats.


Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Knuckle if it knows a damaging Fighting-type move.

In the anime

None.png Leon Charizard Max Knuckle.png Goh Raboot Max Knuckle.png None.png
Gigantamax Charizard Dynamax Raboot
The Dynamaxed user strikes the opponent with one of its fists.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
006Gi Charizard Gigantamax Charizard strikes the opponent with one of its fists.
Leon's Charizard Toughing It Out! Debut
Base move is
Brick Break
814 Raboot Dynamax Raboot punches the opponent.
Goh's Raboot JN044 Debut
Base move is
Double Kick

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨拳鬥 Gihkgeuih Kyùhndau
Mandarin 極巨拳鬥 / 极巨拳斗 Jíjù Quándòu
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Max Pěsti
France Flag.png French Pugilomax
Germany Flag.png German Dyna-Faust
Italy Flag.png Italian Dynapugno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다이너클 Dai Knuckle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maxipuño

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 Vine LashG-Max WildfireG-Max CannonadeG-Max Befuddle
G-Max Volt CrashG-Max Gold RushG-Max Chi StrikeG-Max Terror
G-Max Foam BurstG-Max ResonanceG-Max CuddleG-Max Replenish
G-Max MalodorG-Max MeltdownG-Max Drum SoloG-Max Fireball
G-Max HydrosnipeG-Max Wind RageG-Max GravitasG-Max Stonesurge
G-Max VolcalithG-Max TartnessG-Max SweetnessG-Max Sandblast
G-Max Stun ShockG-Max CentifernoG-Max SmiteG-Max SnoozeG-Max Finale
G-Max SteelsurgeG-Max DepletionG-Max One BlowG-Max Rapid Flow

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