Knock Off (move)

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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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 21
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 21
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 21
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 27
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 29
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 29
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 29
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 13
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Level 27
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 10
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
Level 19
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 36
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 19
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 19
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 26
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Level 23
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 23
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 1
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 19
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 19
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 19
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 5
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 5
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 13
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 27
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 10
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 1
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)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.

AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
WingullWingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Flying, Water 1
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Flying, Water 1
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Water 1, Water 3
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
Field
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
Field
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Flying
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Dragon, Monster
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Dragon, Monster