Take Down (move)

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Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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 Pokemon.

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

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 23
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
Level 29
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 29
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Level 37
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 39
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 37
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 37
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
Level 27
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
Level 41
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Level 25
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 41
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 27
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 39
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 43
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Level 18
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 20
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 20
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
Level 12
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 12
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 26
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 41
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 34
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 27
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
Level 28
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
Level 21
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
Level 27
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Level 36
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Level 42
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Level 44
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 40
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 48
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 31
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 28
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 28
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 28
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 43
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Level 31
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Level 31
SwabluSwablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 23
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 19
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 31
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 34
BeldumBeldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
StarlyStarly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Level 29
StaraviaStaravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
StaraptorStaraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 29
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 33
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 15
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 15
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 15
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 15
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 31
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 35
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
HippopotasHippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 19
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 19
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 27
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 37
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
Level 25
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 28
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 28
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 15
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Level 15
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 15
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
Level 33
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Level 14
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 25
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 20
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 20
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 37
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 20
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 7
TerrakionTerrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 7
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 7
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 19
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
Level 27
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 29
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 29
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 15
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 15
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 20
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 20
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
Level 22
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
Level 22
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 35
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 15
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 15
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 15
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 15
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 1
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 1
YungoosYungoos
#734 / Normal
Level 28
GumshoosGumshoos
#735 / Normal
Level 31
Wishiwashi (Solo Form)Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Level 25
StuffulStufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 28
BewearBewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 30
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 22
Type: NullType: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 40
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
Level 40
Minior (Meteor Form)Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

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

Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Field
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Field
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
Field, Monster
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Field, Monster
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Field, Monster
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Water 2
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Water 2
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Field
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Field
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Field
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Field
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
Field
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
Field
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
Mineral
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
Mineral
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
Mineral
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Bug
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Bug
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Bug
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field