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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Knock Off
Japanese はたきおとす (Hataki Otosu)
German Abschlag
French Sabotage
Italian Privazione
Spanish Desarme

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 16
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 16
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 16
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 30
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Level 30
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 27
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 16
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 16
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 24
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 24
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 24
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 24
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Level 20
Thwackey
#811 / Grass
Level 24
Rillaboom
#812 / Grass
Level 24
Sirfetch'd
#865 / Fighting
Level 30

Learnt by breeding

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

Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Field
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Field