Slash (move)

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Move data

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

Effects

Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

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 Pokemon.

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Level 34
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 39
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 41
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 26
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 26
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 28
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 27
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 29
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Level 35
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 41
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 33
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 33
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 37
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 37
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 19
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Level 34
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Level 39
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 45
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 27
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 29
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 35
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 29
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Level 29
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 39
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Level 37
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 42
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 44
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Level 32
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 23
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 23
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 19
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 34
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 25
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 34
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 25
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 22
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 26
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 37
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 37
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 25
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 25
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 25
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 28
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 28
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 43
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 15
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 15
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 15
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 47
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
Level 1
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 30
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 34
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 26
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 26
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 31
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 31
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 32
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 32
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 26
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 26
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Level 20
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 20
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 20
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 33
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Level 33
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 37
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 21
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 30
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 30
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 41
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 36
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 36
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 36
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 36
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 36
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 29
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 20
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 20
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 29
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 29
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 43
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 43
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 13
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 13
FomantisFomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 32
LurantisLurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 32
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 21
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 32
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 7

Learnt by breeding

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

SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Field
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Field
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Field
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
Field, Water 1
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Field, Water 1
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3