Dual Chop (move)

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Move data

Type Dragon
Category Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 90
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Dual Chop deals damage and will strike twice (with 40 base power each time). Each strike of Dual Chop 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Dragonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dual Chop turns into Devastating Drake and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.
Sun/Moon The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dual Chop 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.

MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 31
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 33
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 33
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Level 1
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Level 13
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 13
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 13