Bite (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Makes contact? Yes
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Bite
Japanese かみつく (Kamitsuku)
German Biss
French Morsure
Italian Morso
Spanish Mordisco

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 12
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 12
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 12
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 16
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 16
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 16
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 16
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 8
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 12
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 25
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 25
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 16
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 1
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 9
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 9
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 9
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 12
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 20
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 20
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 16
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 16
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 8
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 35
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 35
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 12
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 12
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 12
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 18
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 18
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 16
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 4
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 1
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 12
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 12
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 25
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 8
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 1
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 1
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 16
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 15
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 15
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 15
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 8
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Level 8
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 1
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Level 1
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 3
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 1
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 1
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 5
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 20
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 8
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 1
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 21
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 21
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 20
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 20
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 15
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 15
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 15
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 15
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 15
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 15
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 20
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 20
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 20
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 20
Mareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 10
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 1
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 8
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 1
Skwovet
#819 / Normal
Level 5
Greedent
#820 / Normal
Level 1
Chewtle
#833 / Water
Level 7
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Level 1
Yamper
#835 / Electric
Level 10
Boltund
#836 / Electric
Level 1
Arrokuda
#846 / Water
Level 12
Barraskewda
#847 / Water
Level 1
Sizzlipede
#850 / Fire · Bug
Level 10
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug
Level 1
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 4
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 1
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 1
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Level 25
Dracovish
#882 / Water · Dragon
Level 28
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Level 28
Dreepy
#885 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 1
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 42

Learnt by breeding

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

Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field