Bullet Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Steel
Category Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Bullet Punch deals damage and has a priority of +1.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Steelium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bullet Punch turns into Corkscrew Crash and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user strikes with a tough punch as fast as a bullet. This move always goes first.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user strikes the target with tough punches as fast as bullets. This move always goes first.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user strikes the target with tough punches as fast as bullets. This move always goes first.
Sun/Moon The user strikes the target with tough punches as fast as bullets. This move always goes first.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bullet Punch at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 16
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 26
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 26

Learnt by breeding

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

MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like