Bite (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Bite deals damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Changes

In Generation 1 Bite is a Normal type move and is categorized as Physical.

In Generation 2, Bite's type was changed to the newly-introduced Dark type. Due to the type-based categorization of moves, it became a Special move until Generation 4 when it was returned to the Physical category.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause flinching.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Bites with vicious fangs. May cause flinching.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user bites with vicious fangs. It may make the foe flinch.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
X/Y The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bite at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 16
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 16
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 16
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Level 10
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 10
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Level 9
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 1
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 21
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 23
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 12
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 13
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 6
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 1
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 13
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 20
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 17
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 29
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 17
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 7
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 7
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 13
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 13
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 13
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 12
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 7
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 7
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 16
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 16
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 1
Entei
#244 / Fire
Level 1
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 1
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 13
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 13
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 20
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 20
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 11
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 28
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 30
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 1
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 10
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 28
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 10
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 10
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 6
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 5
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 1
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 5
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Level 21
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Level 22
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Level 22
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 17
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 18
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 18
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 7
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 7
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 1
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 7
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 29
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 6
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 6
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 8
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 8
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 1
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Level 19
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 19
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 19
Basculin
#550 / Water
Level 10
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 4
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 8
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 8
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 9
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 11
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 9
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 9
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 13
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 13
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Level 11
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 11
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 11
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 22
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 17
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 17
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 1
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 13
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 13
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Monster, Dragon
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Field
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Field
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Field
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Field
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Field
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Field
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Field
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Field
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3