Close Combat (move)

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

MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 36
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 39
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 1
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 57
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 66
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 43
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 1
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 55
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 40
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 46
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 50
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 36
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
StaraptorStaraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 55
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 53
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 41
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 61
TerrakionTerrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 1
TerrakionTerrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 61
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 61
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 73
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 78
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 80
CrabrawlerCrabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Level 49
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 49
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 43
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 50

Learnt by breeding

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

MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
MudbrayMudbray
#749 / Ground
Field
MudsdaleMudsdale
#750 / Ground
Field