Crunch (move)

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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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Crunch (Japanese: かみくだく Crunch) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II.

Contents

Effect

Generations II and III

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

Crunch can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if move Scary Face was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV onward

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

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.
RSEColo.XD 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.
BWB2W2 The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SM
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22 22
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 22
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 24 24 24 24
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 24
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 22 22 22 1, Evo.
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 47 37 37 37 37
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 53 43 43 43 43
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field 42 42BW
39B2W2
39 39
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 31 37 37 37
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon 41ORAS 39
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 33 33 33 33
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 44 49 49 49
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 27 27 27 27
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 30 30 30 30
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 32 32 32 32
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 54 49 46 46 46XY
37ORAS
37
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 49 49RSE
52FRLG
41DP
46PtHGSS
46BW
37B2W2
37 37
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy 53 49 49 49 49
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy 61 59 59 59 59
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 43 49 48 49 49 49
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 52 59 54 56 56 56
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 43 43 43 43
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 43 43 37 41 41 41
247 Pupitar Pupitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 41 53 53 53XY
37ORAS
34
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 47 1, 65XY
1, 44ORAS
1, 40
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 40 40 40 1, Evo.
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 36 36 36 36XY
29ORAS
29
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
36ORAS
36
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
40ORAS
40
328 Trapinch Trapinch
GroundIC Big.png Bug Bug 33 33 33BW
34B2W2
34XY
22ORAS
22
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 33
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 33
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 28 28 28BW
45B2W2
45XY
40ORAS
39
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 43FRLG 47 47 47XY
39ORAS
39
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 51FRLG 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 36 42 42 42XY
34ORAS
34
371 Bagon Bagon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 41 46 46 46XY
25ORAS
25
372 Shelgon Shelgon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 56 50 50 50XY
25ORAS
25
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 61 53 53 53XY
25ORAS
25
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35DPPt
15HGSS
15 15XY
20ORAS
20
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 37 37 37 37
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 42 42 42 42
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass 45 45 45 45
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field 25
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 28
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 29DP
33PtHGSS
33 33 33
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 33DP
38PtHGSS
38 38 38
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 35DP
42PtHGSS
42 42 42
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 26 26BW
1B2W2
1 1
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 48 48 48 1, Evo.
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 31
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 31
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 45 56BW
45B2W2
45 45
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 49 65BW
49B2W2
49 49
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 37 41 41 41
485 Heatran Heatran
FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33 33
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 16 16 16
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 16 16 16
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 24 24 24
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 24 24 24
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43
513 Pansear Pansear
FireIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 24 24 17
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 28 28 28
552 Krokorok Krokorok
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 28 28 28
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 28 28 28
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 38 38 38
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 38 38 38
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 21 21 21
565 Carracosta Carracosta
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 21 21 21
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 35 35 35
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 35 35 35
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 39 39 1, Evo.
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster 25 25 25
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 31 31 21
633 Deino Deino
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25
634 Zweilous Zweilous
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 43
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 43
643 Reshiram Reshiram
DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71
667 Litleo Litleo
FireIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 39 39
668 Pyroar Pyroar
FireIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 42 42
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 39 39
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 42 42
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 34 34
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 34 34
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Monster 1, 65 1, 65
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 51
734 Yungoos Yungoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 34
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 39
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 22
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC Big.png Field Field 40
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 40
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 40
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 32
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 38
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 50
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 28
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon C
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★★
Power = 43 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Used by : Krookodile   Zweilous

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
Conq. The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.

In the anime

Angie Shinx Crunch.png Jasmine Steelix Crunch.png Ash Krokorok Crunch.png Grant Tyrunt Crunch.png
Shinx Steelix Krokorok Tyrunt
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
Mantle's Krookodile Rotom's Wish! None
505 Watchog Watchog's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Mikael's Watchog Curtain Up, Unova League! None
604 Eelektross Eelektross's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Kendrick's Eelektross Mission: Defeat Your Rival! None
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Grant's Tyrunt Climbing the Walls! None
A Scientist's Tyrunt The Tiny Caretaker! None
295 Exploud Exploud's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Blake and Heath's father's Exploud Splitting Heirs! None
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum's bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
A Scientist's Tyrantrum The Tiny Caretaker! None
229M Houndoom Houndoom's teeth glow orange and bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar's teeth glow white and it then bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
Alain's Tyranitar Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Crunch II.png Crunch III.png Crunch DPPt.png Crunch HGSS.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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 V.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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 PMD RB.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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 Crunch Colo.png Crunch XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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 Kraak
Finland Flag.png Finnish Puristus*
France Flag.png French Mâchouille
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 (early anime)
Mastigada (BW103-present, TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esmagar
Triturar
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
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cắn Chặt



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


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