Crunch (move)

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Move data

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

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 Pokemon.

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

RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Level 22
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Level 22
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Level 24
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Level 24
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Level 1
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 37
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 43
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 39
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 32
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 32
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 37
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 39
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 33
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 49
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Level 27
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Level 30
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 32
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 37
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 37
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 49
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 59
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 49
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 56
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
Level 43
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 41
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 47
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 47
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 34
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 1
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 40
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 29
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 36
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 40
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 22
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Level 39
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Level 39
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 43
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 41
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Level 41
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 1
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 34
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 25
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 25
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 25
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 20
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
Level 37
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
Level 42
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Level 45
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 25
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 28
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Level 33
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Level 38
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Level 42
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Level 1
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
HippopotasHippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 31
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 31
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 45
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 49
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 41
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 33
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Level 16
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 16
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 22
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Level 24
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 24
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Level 43
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Level 43
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Level 43
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Level 17
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 28
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 28
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 28
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 38
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 38
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 21
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 21
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 35
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 35
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 1
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
Level 1
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 25
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 21
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 25
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 25
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 25
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 43
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 43
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 71
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 71
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 39
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 42
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 39
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 42
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 34
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 34
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 65
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 51
YungoosYungoos
#734 / Normal
Level 34
GumshoosGumshoos
#735 / Normal
Level 39
GrubbinGrubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 22
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 25
RockruffRockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 40
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 40
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 40
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 32
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 38
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
Level 50
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 37
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Level 37

Learnt by breeding

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Field
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Field
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Monster
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Monster
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
Field
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
Field
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Field