Dual Chop (move)

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Move data

Type Dragon
Category Physical Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 90
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Dual Chop deals damage and will strike twice (with 40 base power each time). Each strike of Dual Chop 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.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.
X/Y The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dual Chop 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.

Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 24
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 24
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 13
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 13
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 13

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Dual Chop in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magby
#240 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor