Dual Chop (move)

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 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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dual Chop 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.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 31
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 33
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 33
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 1
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 1
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 13
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 13
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 13

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Dual Chop by the various move tutors in the games.

Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Magby
#240 / Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock