Double Hit (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 35
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Double Hit deals damage and will strike twice (with 35 base power each time).

Each hit of Double Hit is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each blow can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each blow.
  • If the Sturdy ability or Focus Sash/Band items activate 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.

Changes

In Generation 4, if the Focus Sash/Band items activate before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

Evolution

The following Pokemon evolve after learning Double Hit:

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The user slams the foe with a tail, etc. The target is hit twice in a row.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The user slams the foe with a long tail, vines, etc. The target is hit twice in a row.
Black/White The user slams the target with a long tail, vines, or tentacle. The target is hit twice in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Double Hit 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.

Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 29
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 19
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 49
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 32
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 32
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 49
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 27
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 29
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 32
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 33
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Piplup
#393 / Water
Water 1, Field
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Water 1, Field
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Water 1, Field
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon