Crunch (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical  Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? Yes
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 2-3, Crunch is categorized as Special.
  • In Generations 2-3, Crunch instead may lower Special Defense one stage. This is likely due to its Special categorization.

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.

Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 50
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 64
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 32
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 36
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 24
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 30
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 24
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 1
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 42
Entei
#244 / Fire
Level 42
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 42
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 27
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 27
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 27
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 28
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 32
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 34
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
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 25
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 25
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 25
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 9
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 36
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 48
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 56
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
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
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 36
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 24
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 30
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 30
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 32
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 27
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 27
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 27
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 40
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 42
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 27
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 27
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 30
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 30
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 24
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 24
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 24
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 40
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 36
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 32
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 40
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 40
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 40
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 40
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 16
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 16
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 33
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 35
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 32
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 32
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 33
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 33
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 32
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 35
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 43
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 36
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 42
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 42
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 42
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 24
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 26
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 45
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 42
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Level 30
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
Regidrago
#895 / Dragon
Level 30

Learnt by TR

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
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
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost