Dynamax is a new battle mechanic added to Pokémon Sword/Shield that allows a Pokémon to use Max Moves for 3 turns. Dynamaxing can only be done in stadiums or Max Raid Battles and can only be activated once per battle. When a Pokémon is Dynamaxed, their moves will turn into Max moves. These moves vary depending on the type of the move and the category. For example, status moves change in to Max Guard while damaging moves change into different moves based on their type with effects.