Knock Off (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical Physical
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Knock Off deals damage and if the target has a held item, damage is increased by 50% (i.e. 97.5 base power) and the item is removed for the remainder of the battle (switching out does not restore the item). All items are restored at the end of a battle.

If the item would activate on attack (e.g. Focus Band), it does so before being stolen. If the item is consumable on attack (e.g. Focus Sash) then the item is consumed as normal and cannot be stolen.

Pokemon with the ability Sticky Hold cannot have their held item removed. The Griseous Orb cannot be removed from Giratina; Type Plates cannot be removed from Arceus; Drives cannot be removed from Genesect; and Mega Stones cannot be removed from their respective Pokémon. Note that in these cases the damage dealt does not increase.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Knock Off has base power 20, 20 PP, and did not increase damage when knocking off items.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Knocks down the foe’s held item to prevent its use.
FireRed/LeafGreen Knocks down the foe’s held item to prevent its use during the battle.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user slaps down the foe’s held item, preventing the item from being used during the battle.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user slaps down the target’s held item, preventing that item from being used in the battle.
X/Y The user slaps down the target’s held item, and that item can’t be used in that battle. The move does more damage if the target has a held item.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Knock Off 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.

Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 27
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 27
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 13
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 27
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 10
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 10
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 19
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 19
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 29
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 26
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 26
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 1
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 25
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 25
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 25
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 5
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 5
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 13
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 27
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 10
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Abra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Krabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
Kingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Flying, Water 1
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Flying, Water 1
Corphish
#341 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Water 1, Water 3
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Field
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Field
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Flying

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Persian
#053 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Seaking
#119 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Furret
#162 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Absol
#359 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Phione
#489 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Servine
#496 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Samurott
#503 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Panpour
#515 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Simipour
#516 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Audino
#531 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor