Double Hit (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 35
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Double Hit deals damage and will strike twice (with 35 base power each time).

Each strike of Double Hit is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

Changes

In Generation 4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

Evolution

  • Aipom evolves into Ambipom after learning Double Hit - learnt at level 32.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Double Hit turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Double Hit
Japanese ダブルアタック (Double Attack)
German Doppelschlag
French Coup Double
Italian Doppiosmash
Spanish Doble Golpe

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
The user slams the foe with a tail, etc. The target is hit twice in a row.
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver The user slams the foe with a long tail, vines, etc. The target is hit twice in a row.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user slams the target with a long tail, vines, or tentacle. The target is hit twice in a row.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user slams the target with a long tail, vines, or a tentacle. The target is hit twice in a row.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user slams the target with a long tail, vines, or a tentacle. The target is hit twice in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Double Hit 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.

Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 1
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 19
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 49
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 22
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 32
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 28
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 49
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 20
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 20
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 27
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 29
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 32
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 33
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 55
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 55

Learnt by breeding

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