Take Down (move)

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 15
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 23
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 29
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 29
Seel
#086 / Water
Level 37
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 39
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 37
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 37
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 27
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 35
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 25
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 41
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 27
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 39
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 43
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 18
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 20
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 20
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 12
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 12
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 28
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 41
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 34
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 27
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Level 28
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 21
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 27
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Level 36
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Level 42
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Level 44
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 40
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 48
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 31
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 28
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 28
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 28
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 43
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Level 31
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Level 31
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 23
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 19
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 31
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 34
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Level 29
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 29
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 33
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 15
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 15
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 15
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 15
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 31
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 35
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 15
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 19
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 19
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 27
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 37
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 28
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 25
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 28
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 28
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 15
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 15
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 15
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 33
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 14
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 25
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 20
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 20
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 37
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 20
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 7
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 7
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 7
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 19
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Level 27
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 29
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 29
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 15
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 15
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 20
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 20
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Level 22
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Level 22
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 35
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 15
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 15
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 15
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 15
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 1
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 1
Yungoos
#734 / Normal
Level 28
Gumshoos
#735 / Normal
Level 31
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Level 25
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 28
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 30
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 22
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 40
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 40
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Level 29
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Gen 1 — TM
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Gen 1 — TM
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Persian
#053 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Golduck
#055 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Gen 1 — TM
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Gen 1 — TM
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Krabby
#098 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Kingler
#099 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Gen 1 — TM
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Horsea
#116 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Seadra
#117 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Seaking
#119 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Staryu
#120 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 1 — TM
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 1 — TM
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Gen 1 — TM
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Gen 1 — TM
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Level up
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Level up