Double Kick (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Double Kick deals damage and will strike twice (with 30 base power each time). Each strike of Double Kick 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 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, Double Kick 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
A double kicking attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A double-kicking attack that strikes the foe twice.
FireRed/LeafGreen Two legs are used to quickly kick the foe twice in one turn.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.
X/Y The target is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Double Kick 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.

Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 9
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 9
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 9
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 9
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 17
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 16
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 16
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 13
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 10
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 10
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 7
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 7
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 7
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 7
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 20
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

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

Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Field
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Field
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Monster
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Monster
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Field
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Field
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Field
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Field