Low Kick (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR07

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Low Kick
Japanese けたぐり (Ketaguri)
German Fußkick
French Balayage
Italian Colpo Basso
Spanish Patada Baja

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move’s power.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 1
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 1
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 8
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 36
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 36
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 4
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 1
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 1
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by TR

Golduck
#055 / Water
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass