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Max Strike (Japanese: ダイアタック Dai Attack) is a damage-dealing Normal-type Max Move introduced in Generation VIII.
Max Strike does damage to a target and lowers the Speed of all opponents by one stage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.
If Max Strike is used with Multi-Attack or Techno Blast as its base move while the user is holding a Memory or a Drive, respectively, Max Strike turns into the Max Move of the type corresponding to the type of Memory or Drive held by the user.
If Max Strike is used during weather with Weather Ball as its base move, it turns into the Max Move of the type corresponding to the type Weather Ball would be in that weather. In a similar way, if Max Strike is used during terrain with Terrain Pulse as its base move, it turns into the Max Move of the type corresponding to the type Terrain Pulse would be in that terrain.
If Max Strike is used by a Pokémon with Aerilate, Galvanize, Pixilate, or Refrigerate, it turns into the Max Move of the type corresponding to the Pokémon's Ability.
||This is a Normal-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This lowers the target's Speed stat.
Any Dynamax Pokémon can use Max Strike if it knows a damaging Normal-type move.
In the anime
||Burst of energy
|The Dynamaxed user attacks into the ground, sending sparks of energy across the battlefield to the target.
||First Used In
||Dynamax Gyarados strikes its tail into the ground, sending sparks of energy across the battlefield and towards the opponent. When the sparks reach the opponent, the ground underneath them explodes.
||Flash of the Titans!
Base move is
||Gigantamax Pikachu jumps into the air, creating yellow glowing cracks on the ground as it lands. The cracks spread towards the opponent, and as they reach them, a burst of yellow energy erupts from the ground underneath the opponent.
||The Climb to Be the Very Best!
||Base move is|
||Gigantamax Machamp stomps the ground with one of its feet, creating glowing cracks on the ground underneath the opponent. A burst of energy then erupts from the cracks.
||A Battle of Mega Versus Max!
||Base move is Strength
In the manga
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