Close Combat (move)

Move data

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

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 Pokemon.

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Close Combat 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.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 36
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 39
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 57
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 66
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 43
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 55
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 40
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 46
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 50
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 36
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 55
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 53
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 41
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 61
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 1
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 61
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 61
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 73
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 78
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 80
Crabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Level 49
Crabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 49
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 43
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 63
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 75
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 50
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 47

Learnt by breeding

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