Cut (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 95
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
HM01
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
HM01
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
HM01
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
HM01
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
HM01
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
HM01

Effects

Cut deals damage with no additional effect in battle.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Cut turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 100.

Outside of battle

Cut is used to tear down small trees in your path. In Generations 1-6 it can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

In Generations 1-3, Cut can also remove patches of grass. In Emerald, Pokémon with the Hyper Cutter ability remove a larger patch of grass.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Cut
Japanese いあいぎり (Iai Giri)
German Zerschneider
French Coupe
Italian Taglio
Spanish Corte

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Cuts using claws, scythes, etc.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Cuts the foe with sharp scythes, claws, etc.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A basic attack. It can be used to cut down thin trees and grass.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is cut with a scythe or claw. This can also be used to cut down thin trees.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is cut with a scythe or claw.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Cut 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.

Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 1

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Cut in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Persian
#053 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Krabby
#098 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Kingler
#099 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Totodile
#158 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Furret
#162 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Suicune
#245 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Corphish
#341 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Absol
#359 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Piplup
#393 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Servine
#496 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Dewott
#502 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Samurott
#503 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Panpour
#515 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Simipour
#516 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Froakie
#656 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Gen 6 — HM