Dynamic Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical
Power 100
Accuracy 50
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM01

Effects

Dynamic Punch deals damage and confuses the target, if it hits. Confused Pokémon have a 50% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 turns. The damage received is as if the Pokémon attacks itself with a typeless 40 base power Physical attack.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Changes

In Generations 2-5, this move's name was formatted as DynamicPunch.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dynamic Punch turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 180.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that always confuses.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Powerful and sure to cause confusion, but inaccurate.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is punched with the user’s full power. It confuses the foe if it hits.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is punched with the user’s full, concentrated power. It confuses the foe if it hits.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user punches the target with full, concentrated power. It confuses the target if it hits.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user punches the target with full, concentrated power. This confuses the target if it hits.
Sun/Moon The user punches the target with full, concentrated power. This confuses the target if it hits.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dynamic Punch 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.

PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 32
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 45
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 57
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 57
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 50
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 34
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 37
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 37
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 35
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 35
CrabrawlerCrabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Level 45
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 45
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 59

Learnt by breeding

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

ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like