Low Kick (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Weight (kg) Power
0.1 - 9.9 20
10.0 - 24.9 40
25.0 - 49.9 60
50.0 - 99.9 80
100.0 - 199.9 100
200.0+ 120

Low Kick inflicts greater damage on heavier opponents, as per the table to the right.

Low Kick is able to hit opponents hidden underwater from using Dive.

120 base damage

For reference, the following Pokémon take 120 base damage from Low Kick. From Black/White onwards, when sent out in battle they create yellow dust/sparks as they land.

Changes

In Generations 1-2, Low Kick has 90% accuracy and a fixed base power of 50. It also has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Low Kick turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause flinching.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A kick that inflicts more damage on heavier foes.
FireRed/LeafGreen A low, tripping kick that inflicts more damage on heavier foes.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A powerful low kick that makes the foe fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier foes.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier targets.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move’s power.
Sun/Moon A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move’s power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Low Kick 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 1
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 1
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 1
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 1
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 8
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 1
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 8
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 8
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 8
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 1
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 8
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 1
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 12
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 12
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 12
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 16
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 16
PheromosaPheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
Field
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
Field
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Field
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Field
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
Field
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Field
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
Field
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Field
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
Field
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like