Karate Chop (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Karate Chop deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 124).

Changes

In Generation 1, Karate Chop is a Normal-type move.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Karate Chop turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Karate Chop
Japanese からてチョップ (Karate Chop)
German Karateschlag
French Poing-Karaté
Italian Colpokarate
Spanish Golpe Karate

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Has a high critical hit ratio.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A chopping attack with a high critical-hit ratio.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is attacked with a sharp chop. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a sharp chop. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Karate 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.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 8
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 8
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 7
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 1
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 7
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 7
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 17
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 12
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 12
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 4

Learnt by breeding

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