Dynamax Your Pokémon

A giant Dynamaxed Pikachu

Posted on June 6th, 2019 by Jeremy Meisnitzer

Dynamaxing is a brand new mechanic for Pokémon Sword and Shield. It allows Pokémon to become gigantic during battle, giving them increases health and strong moves.

To Dynamax your Pokémon a Dynamax Band is required. Not a lot is currently known about this feature but here is everything we do know.

  • Can only happen in specific locations.
    • Gym Battles
    • Max Raid Battles
  • You can only Dynamax your Pokémon once per battle!
  • Dynamax lasts for 3 turns and then your Pokémon returns to normal.
  • All the moves the Pokémon knows get replaced while Dynamaxed. For example Scratch becomes Max Strike.

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