Knock Off (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Knock Off deals damage and if the target has a held item, damage is increased by 50% (i.e. 97.5 base power) and the item is removed for the remainder of the battle (switching out does not restore the item). All items are restored at the end of a battle.

If the item would activate on attack (e.g. Focus Band), it does so before being stolen. If the item is consumable on attack (e.g. Focus Sash) then the item is consumed as normal and cannot be stolen.

Pokemon with the ability Sticky Hold cannot have their held item removed. The Griseous Orb cannot be removed from Giratina; Type Plates cannot be removed from Arceus; Drives cannot be removed from Genesect; and Mega Stones cannot be removed from their respective Pokémon. Note that in these cases the damage dealt does not increase.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Knock Off has base power 20, and did not increase damage when knocking off items.

In Generation 6 only, Knock Off has 25 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Knock Off turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Knocks down the foe’s held item to prevent its use.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Knocks down the foe’s held item to prevent its use during the battle.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user slaps down the foe’s held item, preventing the item from being used during the battle.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user slaps down the target’s held item, preventing that item from being used in the battle.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user slaps down the target’s held item, and that item can’t be used in that battle. The move does more damage if the target has a held item.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user slaps down the target’s held item, and that item can’t be used in that battle. The move does more damage if the target has a held item.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Knock Off 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.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 21
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 21
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 21
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 27
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 29
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 29
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 29
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 13
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 27
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 10
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 19
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 36
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 19
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 19
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 26
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 23
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 23
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 1
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 19
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 19
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 19
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 5
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 5
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 13
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 27
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 10
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 1
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 46

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Knock Off by the various move tutors in the games.

Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark