Crunch (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR32

Effects

Crunch deals damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.

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

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Crunch instead may lower Special Defense one stage. This is likely because Crunch is a Special move before those games.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Crunch turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Crunch
Japanese かみくだく (Kamikudaku)
German Knirscher
French Mâchouille
Italian Sgranocchio
Spanish Triturar

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower SPCL.DEF.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower SP. DEF.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is crunched with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe’s SP. DEF.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Crunch 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.

Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 32
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 24
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 24
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 1
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 27
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 27
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 27
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 28
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 28
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 40
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 46
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 55
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 61
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 20
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 20
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 48
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 54
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 32
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 40
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 42
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 24
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 24
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 24
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 36
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 16
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 16
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 33
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 35
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 33
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 33
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 35
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 43
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 24
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 26
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 45
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 42
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Level 1
Yamper
#835 / Electric
Level 30
Boltund
#836 / Electric
Level 34
Arrokuda
#846 / Water
Level 36
Barraskewda
#847 / Water
Level 40
Sizzlipede
#850 / Fire · Bug
Level 40
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug
Level 46
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Level 50
Dracovish
#882 / Water · Dragon
Level 56
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Level 56
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 55
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 55

Learnt by TR

Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Sizzlipede
#850 / Fire · Bug
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel