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 strike of Double Hit 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.

Changes

In Generation 4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates 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
Black 2/White 2
The user slams the target with a long tail, vines, or tentacle. The target is hit twice in a row.
X/Y The user slams the target with a long tail, vines, or a tentacle. The target is hit twice in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Double Hit 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.

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
Field, Water 1
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Field, Water 1
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Field, Water 1
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