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Hyper Cutter (Ability)

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Hyper Cutter かいりきバサミ
Superpowerful Claws
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents Attack reduction.
Generation IV
Prevents the Attack stat from being lowered.
Generation V
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering Attack stat.
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Hyper Cutter (Japanese: かいりきバサミ Superpowerful Claws) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Nine Pokémon have this Ability, all of which have powerful claws or jaws.


In battle

Hyper Cutter prevents the Attack stat from being reduced (except those self-inflicted) from moves such as Growl or Abilities such as Intimidate. However, the stat can be changed by Power Swap, Heart Swap or Power Split and inflict a stat boost with Swagger.

Outside of battle

In Pokémon Emerald, using Cut will remove all tall grass within a two square radius of the player's position, as opposed to a one square radius without this Ability. In Generation IV and onward, Hyper Cutter has no effect outside of battle due to removal of cutting tall grass.

Pokémon with Hyper Cutter

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Krabby Krabby Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Kingler Kingler Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug Hyper Cutter Mold Breaker Moxie
Gligar Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Immunity
Mawile Mawile Steel Steel Hyper Cutter Intimidate Sheer Force
Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground Hyper Cutter Arena Trap Sheer Force
Corphish Corphish Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Poison Heal
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 怪力剪刀 Guàilì Jiǎndāo
France Flag.png French Hyper Cutter
Germany Flag.png German Scherenmacht
Italy Flag.png Italian Ipertaglio
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Hyper Cortador
Spain Flag.png Spanish Corte Fuerte

Variations of the Ability Hyper Cutter
Hyper CutterKeen Eye
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