Slash (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 124).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Slash turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Slash
Japanese きりさく (Kirisaku)
German Schlitzer
French Tranche
Italian Lacerazione
Spanish Cuchillada

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Has a high critical hit ratio.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Slashes with claws, etc. Has a high critical-hit ratio.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is slashed with claws, etc. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a slash of claws, etc. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. Critical hits land more easily.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. Critical hits land more easily.
Sword​/​Shield The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Slash 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.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 20
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 24
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 24
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 30
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 30
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 36
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 24
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 24
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 36
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 36
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 42
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 40
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 24
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 24
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 60
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 24
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 1
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 50
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 20
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 20
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 32
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 32
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 15
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 15
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 15
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 21
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 21
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 25
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 35
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 35
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 36
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 36
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 25
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 8
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 8
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 24
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 24
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 20
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 20
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 21
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 21
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 28
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 28
Fomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 25
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 25
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 28
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 36
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 16
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 24
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 42
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 11
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 11

Learnt by breeding

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