Low Kick (move)

Move data

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

Effects

Weight (kg)Power
0.1 - 9.920
10.0 - 24.940
25.0 - 49.960
50.0 - 99.980
100.0 - 199.9100
200.0+120

Low Kick inflicts greater damage on heavier opponents, as shown in the table.

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

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).

120 base damage

For reference, the following Pokémon take 120 base damage from Low Kick. From Generation 5 onwards, heavy Pokémon kick up dust as they land switching in.

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

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 1
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 1
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 1
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 1
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 8
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 1
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 8
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 8
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 8
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 1
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 8
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 1
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 12
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 12
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 12
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 16
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 16
Pheromosa
#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.

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Low Kick by the various move tutors in the games.

Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic