Throat Chop (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical  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
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
The user attacks the target’s throat, and the resultant suffering prevents the target from using moves that emit sound for two turns.
Scarlet​/​Violet The user attacks the target’s throat, and the resultant suffering prevents the target from using sound-based moves 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
Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
#145 / Fighting · Flying
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
Absol
#359 / Dark
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Audino
#531 / Normal
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
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice