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Crunch
かみくだく Crunch
Crunch.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Crunch (Japanese: かみくだく Crunch) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. It can be seen as a more powerful version of Bite.

Effect

Generation II and III

Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage.

Generation IV and Generation V

Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Teams

Crunch has a 40% chance of making its opponent cringe.

Description

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Colo description.
Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target's Spcl.Def.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl.Def.
RSEXD Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower Sp. Def.
FRLG The foe is crunched with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe’s Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSS The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
BWB2W2Conq The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal     22 22 '
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal     24 24 '
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison     22 22 '
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison   47 47 47 '
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison   53 53 53 '
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire     42 42 39 '
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal     31 37 '
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying     33 33 '
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal     44 49 '
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water     27 27 '
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water     30 30 '
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water     32 32 '
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic 54 49 46 46 '
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground 49 49 52 41 46 46 37 '
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal   53 49 49 '
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal   61 59 59 '
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire 43 49 48 48 ''''
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire 52 59 54 54 ''''
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric 61 61 43 43 '
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground 43 43 37 37 '''
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground 47 47 41 41 '''
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark 47 47 41 41 ''''
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark   41 53 53 ''''
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark   47     ''''
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal     40 40 '
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel   36 36 36 '
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark   22 28 28 ''''
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark   22 28 28 ''''
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground   33 33 33 34 '
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon   33     '
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon   33     '
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison   28 28 28 45 '
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     43 47 47 '
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark     51 57 57 ''''
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice   28 31 31 '
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice   28 31 31 '
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water     -- -- '
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water   36 42 42 '
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon   41 46 46 '
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon   56 50 50 '
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying   61 53 53 '
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying   35 35 35 '
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass     37 37 '
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass     42 42 '
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground     45 45 '
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric     29 33 33 '
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric     33 38 38 '
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric     35 42 42 '
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water     26 26 -- '
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground     48 48 '
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground     31 31 '
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon Ground Ground     31 31 '
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug     45 56 45 '''
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark     49 65 49 ''''
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass     37 41 '
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel     33 33 '
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal       16 '
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal       16 '
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal       22 '
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal       24 '
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal       24 '
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass       43 '
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire       43 '
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water       43 '
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water       24 '
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark       28 ''''
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark       28 ''''
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark       28 ''''
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting       38 ''''
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting       38 ''''
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock       21 '
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock       21 '
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying       35 '
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying       35 '
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric       39 '
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric       -- '
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon       25 '
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel       31 '
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon       25 ''''
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon       25 ''''
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon       25 ''''
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying       49 '
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying       49 '
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire       71 '
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric       71 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire     ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgonSalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchomp ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgonSalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchompScraggyScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison   GirafarigHoundourHoundoom      
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire GirafarigHoundourHoundoom GirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSeviper RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdon RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScrafty
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock GirafarigHoundourHoundoomLarvitarPupitarTyranitar GirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomLarvitarPupitarTyranitarPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSeviper RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomLarvitarPupitarTyranitarPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinTurtwigGrotleTorterraShinxLuxioLuxrayGarchompHippopotasHippowdon RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomLarvitarPupitarTyranitarPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinTurtwigGrotleTorterraShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelGarchompHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyDruddigon
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water LarvitarPupitarTyranitar LarvitarPupitarTyranitarHuntail LarvitarPupitarTyranitarCorphishCrawdauntHuntail SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarExploudCorphishCrawdauntWalreinHuntailTurtwigGrotleTorterraFloatzelGarchomp SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarExploudCorphishCrawdauntWalreinHuntailTurtwigGrotleTorterraFloatzelGarchompTirtougaCarracostaDruddigon
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal GirafarigHoundourHoundoom   RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperSnoruntGlalieWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdon RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperSnoruntGlalieWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScrafty
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal GirafarigHoundourHoundoom GirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSeviper RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdon RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScrafty
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass   LarvitarPupitarTyranitarSeviperBagonShelgonSalamence ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgonSalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchomp ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgonSalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchompScraggy
ScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric   GirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSeviper RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdon RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScrafty
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock     SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarExploudTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchomp SnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarExploudTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchompDruddigon
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark     RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdon RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScrafty
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting     RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdon RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScrafty
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
004 004 Charmander Fire Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
216 216 Teddiursa Normal Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Special move

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
158 158 Totodile Water Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Angie Shinx Crunch.png Jasmine Steelix Crunch.png Ash Krokorok Crunch.png Khoury Totodile Crunch.png
Shinx Steelix Krokorok Totodile
The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
208 Steelix Steelix bites down hard on the opponent with its mouth.
Jasmine's Steelix Nerves of Steelix! Debut
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! Initially referred as Bite in the English dub
Harrison's Steelix Playing with Fire! None
403 Shinx Shinx bites down on the opponent using its mouth.
Angie's Shinx If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! None
389 Torterra Torterra bites down on the opponent with its mouth.
Paul's Torterra Pedal to the Mettle! None
158 Totodile Totodile's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Khoury's Totodile A Rivalry to Gible On! None
552 Krokorok Krokorok's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Ash's Krokorok Battling the Bully! None
553 Krookodile Krookodile's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Ash's Krookodile Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three! None
505 Watchog Watchog's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Michael's Watchog Curtain Up, Unova League! None
604 Eelektross Eelektross's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Kenō's Eelektross BW104 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Crunch II.png Crunch III.png Crunch IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Crunch Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 咬碎 Yǎo​suì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Knars
France Flag.png French Machouille
Germany Flag.png German Knirscher
Greece Flag.png Greek Τραγάνισμα
India Flag.png Hindi कुचलने का हमला Kuchalne Ka Hamla
Italy Flag.png Italian Sgranocchio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깨물어부수기 Kkaemul'eobusugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Chrupanie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Mordida Selvagem
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esmagar
Ataque Rosca (Pokémon Chronicles)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Scârțâitul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Drobljenje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bocado
Spain Flag.png Spain Triturar



Variations of the move Crunch
Physical Crunch
Special Shadow BallFlash Cannon
Formerly a variation
Special Energy Ball


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