[UPDATE] Pokemon Sword & Shield Introduces New Dynamax Mechanic

[UPDATE] Pokemon Sword & Shield Introduces New Dynamax Mechanic

In today’s Pokemon Direct, The Pokemon Company revealed a new mechanic to be introduced Pokemon Sword & Shield: Dynamax Pokemon.

Much like Mega Evolution, Dynamax supercharges your Pokemon into a brand new “form” where they become absolutely massive in size. In this mode, Dynamax Pokemon possess increased stats and special moves. In regular battles, Dyanamax only last for around three turns, after which your Pokemon will return to normal.

As this feature was only just announced, it is likely that more information will be shared about it in the coming months. We will be sure to bring the latest updates as they come.

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UPDATE: The Pokemon Company has shared the following details about “The Dynamax Phenomenon” via an official press release.

Dynamax is a phenomenon unique to specific locations in the Galar region, where Pokémon can take on gigantic appearances during battle, and it’s an integral part of Pokémon battles in the region.

Pokémon from the Galar region are able to Dynamax, and when they do, they become tremendously strong and receive a boost to their power.

Trainers can only Dynamax their Pokémon once during battle and the Dynamaxed Pokémon will return to its regular form after three turns. Only Trainers who possess a Dynamax Band can Dynamax their Pokémon.

All the moves of a Dynamax Pokémon will turn into special Max Moves. Max Moves are powerful, and some can even trigger additional effects. For example, the Normal-type Max Move, Max Strike, has the additional effect of lowering the Speed stat of an opponent it hits.

The Max Moves the player’s Pokémon can use are determined by the kind and types of moves they knew before Dynamaxing.

Pokemon Direct, Press Release