Throat Chop (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 7

Effects

Throat Chop deals damage and prevents the target from using sound-based moves such as Hyper Voice for two turns.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Throat Chop turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks the target’s throat, and the resultant suffering prevents the target from using moves that emit sound for two turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Throat Chop 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.

Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Throat Chop by the various move tutors in the games.

Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Absol
#359 / Dark
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock