Bite (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Bite deals damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Changes

In Generation 1 Bite is a Normal type move and is categorized as Physical.

In Generation 2, Bite's type was changed to the newly-introduced Dark type. Due to the type-based categorization of moves, it became a Special move until Generation 4 when it was returned to the Physical category.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bite turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 120.

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
Bites with vicious fangs. May cause flinching.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user bites with vicious fangs. It may make the foe flinch.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bite at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 16
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 17
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 17
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Level 10
Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Level 10
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 10
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Level 10
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Level 9
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 1
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 9
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 21
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 23
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 11
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 11
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 6
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 6
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 6
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 6
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 1
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 13
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 17
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 17
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 7
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 7
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 13
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 13
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 13
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 11
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 7
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 7
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 16
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 16
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 1
Entei
#244 / Fire
Level 1
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 1
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 10
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 1
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 10
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 9
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 24
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 24
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 1
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 4
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 16
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 19
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 19
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 1
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 10
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 1
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 10
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 10
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Level 21
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Level 22
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Level 22
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 17
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 18
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 18
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 21
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 21
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 7
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 1
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 7
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 1
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 7
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 17
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 6
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 1
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 6
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 8
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 1
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 8
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 1
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 8
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Level 19
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 19
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 19
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 7
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 4
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 4
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 4
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 8
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 8
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 9
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 9
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 9
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 9
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 7
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 7
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Level 11
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 11
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 11
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 22
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 17
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 17
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 1
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 13
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 13
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 22
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 24
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 24
Yungoos
#734 / Normal
Level 19
Gumshoos
#735 / Normal
Level 19
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 10
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 10
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 10
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 7
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 7
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 7
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 7
Mareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 9
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 1
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 9
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 21
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 21
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 15
Bruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 12
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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