Air Cutter (move)

Move data

Type Flying
Category   Special
Power 60
Accuracy 95
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Air Cutter deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Air Cutter has base power 55.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Flyinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Air Cutter turns into Supersonic Skystrike and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Air Cutter
Japanese エアカッター (Air Cutter)
German Windschnitt
French Tranch'Air
Italian Aerasoio
Spanish Aire Afilado

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Hacks with razorlike wind. High critical-hit ratio.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is hit with razor-like wind. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user launches razorlike wind to slash the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing team. Critical hits land more easily.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.
Sword​/​Shield The user launches razor-like wind to slash opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Air Cutter at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 16
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 16
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 16
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 15
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 15
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 15
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 24
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 24

Learnt by breeding

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