Take Down (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 90
Accuracy 85
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM09

Effects

Take Down deals damage, but the user receives 14 of the damage it inflicted in recoil. In other words, if the attack does 100 HP damage to the opponent, the user will lose 25 HP.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A tackle that also hurts the user.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A reckless charge attack that also hurts the user.
FireRed/LeafGreen A reckless, full-body charge attack that also hurts the user a little.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the foe. It also damages the user a little.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. It also damages the user a little.
X/Y A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Take Down 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.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 23
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 29
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 29
Seel
#086 / Water
Level 37
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 39
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 41
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 41
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 27
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 41
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 25
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 41
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 29
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 23
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 23
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 18
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 20
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 20
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 12
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 12
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 22
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 41
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 28
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 27
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Level 10
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 21
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 27
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Level 28
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Level 31
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Level 31
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 45
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 52
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 22
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 22
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 22
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 38
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Level 31
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Level 31
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 25
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 22
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 29
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 14
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Level 29
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 33
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 38
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 15
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 15
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 15
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 15
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 31
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 35
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 19
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 19
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 27
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 41
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 25
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 28
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 28
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 15
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 15
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 15
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 30
Basculin
#550 / Water
Level 20
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 25
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 20
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 20
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 37
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 20
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 19
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 19
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 19
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 19
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Level 27
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 30
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 30
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 15
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 15
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 20
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 20
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Level 22
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Level 22
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 35
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 15
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 15
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 15
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 15
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 1
Volcanion
#720 / Fire · Water
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
Shellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Field
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Field
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Field
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Field, Monster
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Field, Monster
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Field, Monster
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Water 2
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Water 2
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Field
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Field
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Field
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Mineral
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Mineral
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Mineral
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Level up
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Level up