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.

MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 31
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 33
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 33
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 36
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 24
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 24
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Level 13
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 13
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 13

Learnt by move tutor

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

MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark