Karate Chop (move)

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Move data

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

Effects

Karate Chop deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

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 Pokemon.

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 The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Karate Chop 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.

MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 8
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 8
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 7
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 1
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 7
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 7
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 17
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 12
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 12
HawluchaHawlucha
#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.

ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like