Dual Chop (move)

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Move data

Type Dragon
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Dragonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dual Chop turns into Devastating Drake and has base power 100.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.
Sun/Moon 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