Dynamic Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power 100
Accuracy 50
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM01

Effects

Dynamic Punch deals damage and confuses the target, if it hits. Confused Pokémon have a 50% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 turns. The damage received is as if the Pokémon attacks itself with a typeless 40 base power Physical attack.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Changes

In Generations 2-5, this move's name was formatted as DynamicPunch.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that always confuses.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Powerful and sure to cause confusion, but inaccurate.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is punched with the user’s full power. It confuses the foe if it hits.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is punched with the user’s full, concentrated power. It confuses the foe if it hits.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user punches the target with full, concentrated power. It confuses the target if it hits.
X/Y The user punches the target with full, concentrated power. This confuses the target if it hits.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dynamic Punch 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.

Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 32
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 49
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 55
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 55
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 45
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 34
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 37
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 37
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 30
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 30

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Dynamic Punch as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
Magby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Charmander
#004 / Fire
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Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
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Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
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Squirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Blastoise
#009 / Water
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Pikachu
#025 / Electric
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Raichu
#026 / Electric
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Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
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Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
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Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
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Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
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Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
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Psyduck
#054 / Water
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Golduck
#055 / Water
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Mankey
#056 / Fighting
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Primeape
#057 / Fighting
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Abra
#063 / Psychic
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Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
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Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
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Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
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Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
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Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
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Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
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Grimer
#088 / Poison
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Muk
#089 / Poison
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Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
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Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
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Hypno
#097 / Psychic
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Cubone
#104 / Ground
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Marowak
#105 / Ground
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Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
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Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
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Lickitung
#108 / Normal
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Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
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Chansey
#113 / Normal
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Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
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Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
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Snorlax
#143 / Normal
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Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
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Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
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Mew
#151 / Psychic
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Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
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Totodile
#158 / Water
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Croconaw
#159 / Water
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Feraligatr
#160 / Water
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Sentret
#161 / Normal
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Furret
#162 / Normal
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Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
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Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
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Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
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Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
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Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
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Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Politoed
#186 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
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Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
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Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
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Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Minun
#312 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
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Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Regirock
#377 / Rock
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Regice
#378 / Ice
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Registeel
#379 / Steel
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Groudon
#383 / Ground
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Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
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