Pound (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 35  (max. 56)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Pound deals damage with no additional effect.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Pound turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Pound
Japanese はたく (Hataku)
German Pfund
French Écras'Face
Italian Botta
Spanish Destructor

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Pounds with forelegs or tail.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Pounds the foe with forelegs or tail.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A physical attack delivered with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is physically pounded with a long tail, a foreleg, or the like.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is physically pounded with a long tail, a foreleg, or the like.
Sword​/​Shield The target is physically pounded with a long tail, a foreleg, or the like.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Pound 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.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 1
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Level 1
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 6
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 1
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 1
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 1
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Level 1
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 1
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 1
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 1
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 1
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 1
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 1
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 1
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Level 1
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 1
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 1
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 1
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 1
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 1
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 1
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 1
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 1
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 1
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 1
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 8
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 4
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Popplio
#728 / Water
Level 1
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 1
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 1
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 1
Sobble
#816 / Water
Level 1
Drizzile
#817 / Water
Level 1
Inteleon
#818 / Water
Level 1
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Calyrex
#898 / Psychic · Grass
Level 1
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1