Bite (move)

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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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Level 16
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Level 17
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Level 17
RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Level 10
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Level 10
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Level 10
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Level 10
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Level 9
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Level 1
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Level 9
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 21
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 23
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 11
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 11
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 6
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 6
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 6
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 6
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 1
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 13
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 1
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Level 17
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Level 17
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 7
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 1
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 7
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Level 13
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Level 13
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 13
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 11
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 7
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 7
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 16
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 16
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
Level 1
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
Level 1
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
Level 1
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 10
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 1
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 10
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 9
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Level 24
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Level 24
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 1
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 1
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Level 4
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 16
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 19
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Level 19
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 1
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 10
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 1
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 10
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 10
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
Level 21
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
Level 22
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Level 22
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Level 17
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Level 18
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Level 18
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 21
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 21
HippopotasHippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 7
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 1
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 7
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 1
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 7
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 17
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Level 6
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 1
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 6
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 8
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Level 1
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Level 8
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 1
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 8
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Level 19
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Level 19
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Level 19
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Level 7
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 4
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 4
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 4
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 8
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 8
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 9
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 9
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 9
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 9
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 7
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 7
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
Level 11
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 11
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 11
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 22
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 17
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 17
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 1
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 13
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 13
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
Level 22
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
Level 24
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 24
YungoosYungoos
#734 / Normal
Level 19
GumshoosGumshoos
#735 / Normal
Level 19
GrubbinGrubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 10
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 10
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 10
RockruffRockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 7
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 7
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 7
MareanieMareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 9
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 1
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 9
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 21
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 21
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
Level 15
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 12
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#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.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Field
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Field
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Field
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Field
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
Field
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Field
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Field
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Field
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3