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

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Golduck
#055 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
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
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Totodile
#158 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Audino
#531 / Normal
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
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
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
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor