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  —%
Priority  0
  • 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
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
1 Other: May affect any adjacent opponent, 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 for 5 turns (8 if a Terrain Extender is held). 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
Rising Voltage 140 Special
Shock Wave 110 Special
Spark 120 Physical
Thunder 140 Special
Thunder Cage 130 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

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Lightning cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
This is an Electric-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Electric Terrain for five turns.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Generation VIII

Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Lightning if it knows a damaging Electric-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 Turns the field of play's terrain into Electric Terrain.* Elesa (Classic) & Emolga
  • Description prior to Version 2.21.0*: Turns the field into Electric Terrain.

In the anime

Leon Charizard Max Lightning 1.png
Gigantamax Charizard
Leon Charizard Max Lightning 2.png
The bolt hitting
The Dynamaxed user sends a massive bolt of electricity crashing down from the sky onto the target. This also turns the ground into an Electric Terrain.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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 Flash of the Titans! Debut
Base move is
Thunder Punch

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨閃電 Gihkgeuih Símdihn
Mandarin 極巨閃電 / 极巨闪电 Jíjù Shǎndiàn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Max Bliksem
France Flag.png French Fulguromax
Germany Flag.png German Dyna-Gewitter
Italy Flag.png Italian Dynasaetta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다이썬더 Daisseondeo
Poland Flag.png Polish Max Piorun
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Raio Max
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maxitormenta
Thailand Flag.png Thai ไดธันเดอร์

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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