Comet Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 18
Accuracy 85
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Hits Prob. Power
2 38 36
3 38 54
4 18 72
5 18 90

Comet Punch hits 2-5 times per turn used. The probability of each interval is shown to the right, with the total power after each hit.

Each strike of Comet Punch is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

The Skill Link ability will cause Comet Punch to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 2-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generations 1-3, Comet Punch ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generation 1, each hit will always deal the same damage - if the first critical hits, so will the rest.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Repeatedly punches 2-5 times.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Repeatedly punches the foe 2 to 5 times.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is hit with a flurry of punches that strike two to five times.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is hit with a flurry of punches that strike two to five times in a row.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is hit with a flurry of punches that strike two to five times in a row.
X/Y The target is hit with a flurry of punches that strike two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Comet Punch 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.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 1
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 9
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 9
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 15
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 15

Learnt by breeding

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

Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like