Max Mindstorm (move)

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Max Mindstorm
ダイサイコ Dai Psycho
Max Mindstorm VIII.png
Max Mindstorm VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
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
Normal: May affect any adjacent opponent, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Max Mindstorm (Japanese: ダイサイコ Dai Psycho) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.


Max Mindstorm inflicts damage and causes the battlefield to become Psychic 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.
Confusion 100 Special
Dream Eater 130 Special
Eerie Spell 130 Special
Expanding Force 130 Special
Extrasensory 130 Special
Freezing Glare 130 Special
Future Sight 140 Special
Hyperspace Hole 130 Special
Luster Purge 120 Special
Mirror Coat 100 Special
Mist Ball 120 Special
Photon Geyser 130 Special
Prismatic Laser 150 Special
Psybeam 120 Special
Psychic 130 Special
Psychic Fangs 130 Physical
Psycho Boost 140 Special
Psycho Cut 120 Physical
Psyshock 130 Special
Psystrike 130 Special
Stored Power 130 Special
Zen Headbutt 130 Physical

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Max Mindstorm cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
This is a Psychic-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user turns the ground into Psychic 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 Mindstorm if it knows a damaging Psychic-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* Special 400 480 —% An opponent Turns the field of play’s terrain into Psychic Terrain.* Bede & Hatterene

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極巨超能 Gihkgeuih Chīunàhng
Mandarin 極巨超能 / 极巨超能 Jíjù Chāonéng
France Flag.png French Psychomax
Germany Flag.png German Dyna-Kinese
Italy Flag.png Italian Dynapsiche
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다이사이코 Daisaiko
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tempestade Mental Max
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maxionda

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
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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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