Double Kick (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical  Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Double Kick deals damage and will strike twice (with 30 base power each time).

Each strike of Double Kick 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 Generations 2-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.
  • In Generations 1-3, Double Kick ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.
  • In Generation 1, each hit will always deal the same damage - if the first critical hits, so will the rest.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Double Kick turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Double Kick
Japanese にどげり (Nidogeri)
German Doppelkick
French Double Pied
Italian Doppiocalcio
Spanish Doble Patada

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A double kicking attack.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A double-kicking attack that strikes the foe twice.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Two legs are used to quickly kick the foe twice in one turn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.
Sword​/​Shield
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
The target is quickly kicked twice in succession using both feet.
Scarlet​/​Violet The user attacks by kicking the target twice in a row using two feet.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Double Kick 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 25
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 29
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 25
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 29
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 4
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Ice · Psychic
Level 24
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 25
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 20
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 20
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 10
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 21
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 21
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 21
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 21
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 18
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 18
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 18
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 20
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 20
Mudbray
#749 / Ground
Level 8
Mudsdale
#750 / Ground
Level 1
Pheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 25
Scorbunny
#813 / Fire
Level 12
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Level 12
Cinderace
#815 / Fire
Level 12
Wooloo
#831 / Normal
Level 16
Dubwool
#832 / Normal
Level 16
Mr. Rime
#866 / Ice · Psychic
Level 24
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Level 6
Spectrier
#897 / Ghost
Level 6
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Field
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Field
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster