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 level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page 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 29
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
Water 1, Field
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Water 1, Field
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Field
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Monster, Dragon
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Monster, Dragon
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Monster, Dragon
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