Low Kick (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Weight (kg) Power
0.1 - 9.9 20
10.0 - 24.9 40
25.0 - 49.9 60
50.0 - 99.9 80
100.0 - 199.9 100
200.0+ 120

Low Kick inflicts greater damage on heavier opponents, as per the table to the right.

Low Kick is able to hit opponents hidden underwater from using Dive.

120 base damage

For reference, the following Pokémon take 120 base damage from Low Kick. From Black/White onwards, when sent out in battle they create yellow dust/sparks as they land.

Changes

In Generations 1-2, Low Kick has a fixed base power of 50 and a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause flinching.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A kick that inflicts more damage on heavier foes.
FireRed/LeafGreen A low, tripping kick that inflicts more damage on heavier foes.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A powerful low kick that makes the foe fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier foes.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier targets.
X/Y A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move’s power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Low Kick 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.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 1
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 1
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 1
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 1
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 8
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 1
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 8
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 8
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 8
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 1
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 8
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 1
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 12
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 12
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 12
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Field
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Field
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Field
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Field
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Field
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Field
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Field
Panpour
#515 / Water
Field
Simipour
#516 / Water
Field
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like