Take Down (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 90
Accuracy 85
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM09

Effects

Take Down deals damage, but the user receives 14 of the damage it inflicted in recoil. In other words, if the attack does 100 HP damage to the opponent, the user will lose 25 HP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Take Down turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 175.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Take Down
Japanese とっしん (Tosshin)
German Bodycheck
French Bélier
Italian Riduttore
Spanish Derribo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A tackle that also hurts the user.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A reckless charge attack that also hurts the user.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A reckless, full-body charge attack that also hurts the user a little.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the foe. It also damages the user a little.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. It also damages the user a little.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.
Sword​/​Shield A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Take Down 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.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 21
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 25
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 25
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 36
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 41
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Level 41
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 43
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 43
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 40
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 40
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 24
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 35
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 40
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 1
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 24
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 40
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 48
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 1
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 36
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 48
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 40
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 44
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 44
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 24
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 24
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Level 24
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 28
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Level 28
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 44
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 52
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 30
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 34
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 28
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 28
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 44
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 40
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 1
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 44
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 28
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 36
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 38
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 28
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 32
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 34
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 36
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 24
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 1
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 40
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 48
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 42
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 42
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 42
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 42
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 30
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 38
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 1
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 36
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 36
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 24
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 24
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 25
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 50
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 50
Wooloo
#831 / Normal
Level 25
Dubwool
#832 / Normal
Level 27
Obstagoon
#862 / Dark · Normal
Level 28
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 54
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 54

Learnt by breeding

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

Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Field
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Water 2