Close Combat (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Physical
Power 120
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR53

Effects

Close Combat deals damage but lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage each after attacking.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Close Combat turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 190.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Close Combat
Japanese インファイト (In-Fight)
German Nahkampf
French Close Combat
Italian Zuffa
Spanish A Bocajarro

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
The user fights the foe in close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user’s Defense and Sp. Def.
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver The user fights the foe up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user’s Defense and Sp. Def.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user’s Defense and Sp. Def.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. This also lowers the user’s Defense and Sp. Def stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. This also lowers the user’s Defense and Sp. Def stats.
Sword​/​Shield The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. This also lowers the user’s Defense and Sp. Def stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Close Combat 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.

Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 36
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 36
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 60
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 36
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 60
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 63
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 55
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 70
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 70
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 70
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 70
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 50
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 56
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 60
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 99
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 96
Falinks
#870 / Fighting
Level 50
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 77
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 77
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 48
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 48
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 48

Learnt by TR

Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass