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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 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 30
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 30

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Dynamic Punch in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 3 — Move tutor
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 3 — Move tutor
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
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GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
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MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
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PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 3 — Move tutor
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
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KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
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AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 3 — Move tutor
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 3 — Move tutor
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 3 — Move tutor
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 3 — Move tutor
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 3 — Move tutor
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Gen 3 — Move tutor
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Gen 3 — Move tutor
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Gen 3 — Move tutor
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
Gen 3 — Move tutor
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 3 — Move tutor
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 3 — Move tutor
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 3 — Move tutor
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Gen 3 — Move tutor
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 3 — Move tutor
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Gen 3 — Move tutor
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Gen 3 — Move tutor
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 3 — Move tutor
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
Gen 3 — Move tutor
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
Gen 3 — Move tutor
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
Gen 3 — Move tutor
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 3 — Move tutor
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor