Dynamic Punch (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM01

Effects

Dynamic Punch deals damage and confuses the target, if it hits. Confused Pokémon have a 33% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 attacking turns (50% chance in Generations 1-6). 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Dynamic Punch
Japanese ばくれつパンチ (Bakuretsu Punch)
German Wuchtschlag
French Dynamopoing
Italian Dinamipugno
Spanish Puño Dinámico

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user punches the target with full, concentrated power. This confuses the target if it hits.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 44
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 54
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 54
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 32
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 36
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 36
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 56
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 64
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 50
Melmetal
#809 / Steel
Level 72
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 40
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 40
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 40

Learnt by breeding

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