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