Dual Chop (move)

Move data

Type Dragon
Category Physical  Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 90
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? Yes
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Dual Chop
Japanese ダブルチョップ (Double Chop)
German Doppelhieb
French Double Baffe
Italian Doppiocolpo
Spanish Golpe Bis

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.
Sword​/​Shield
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
The user attacks its target by hitting it with brutal strikes. The target is hit twice in a row.
Scarlet​/​Violet This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dual Chop 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.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 32
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 36
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 36
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 30
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 30
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 30
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 1