Slash (move)

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

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 34
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 39
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 41
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 26
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 26
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 28
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 27
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 29
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 35
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 41
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 33
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 33
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 37
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 37
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 19
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 34
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 39
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 45
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 27
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 29
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 35
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 29
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 29
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 39
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Level 37
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 42
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 44
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 32
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 23
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 23
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 19
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 34
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 34
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 25
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 22
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 26
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 37
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 37
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 25
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 25
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 25
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 28
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 28
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 43
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 15
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 15
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 15
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 15
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 47
Samurott
#503 / Water
Level 1
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 30
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 34
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 26
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 26
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 31
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 31
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 32
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 32
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 26
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 26
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 20
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 20
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 20
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 33
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 33
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 37
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 21
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 30
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 30
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 41
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 36
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 36
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 36
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 36
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 36
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 29
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 20
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 20
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 29
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 29
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 43
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 43
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 13
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 13
Fomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 32
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 32
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 21
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 32
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 7
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 33

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Slash in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 1 — Level up
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — Level up
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 4 — Level up