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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 31
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 33
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 33
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 36
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 by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Dual Chop by the various move tutors in the games.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Magby
#240 / Fire
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost