Air Cutter (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Special Special
Power 60
Accuracy 95
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Air Cutter deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Air Cutter has base power 55.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Hacks with razorlike wind. High critical-hit ratio.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is hit with razor-like wind. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user launches razorlike wind to slash the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing team. Critical hits land more easily.
X/Y The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Air Cutter at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 26
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 28
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 21
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 28
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 23
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 33
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 15
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 15
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 15
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 21
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 21
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 21
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 25
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 23
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 23

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Air Cutter as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Flying, Water 1
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Flying, Water 1

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Air Cutter in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Finneon
#456 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor