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 level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page 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