Throat Chop (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR95

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Throat Chop
Japanese じごくづき (Jigokuzuki)
German Neck Strike
French Exécu-Son
Italian Colpo Infernale
Spanish Golpe Mordaza

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 40
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Level 35
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1
Barraskewda
#847 / Water
Level 1

Learnt by TR

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass