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Knock Off (Japanese: はたきおとす Knock Off) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation III.
Generation III - IV
Knock Off inflicts damage and removes the target's held item. If Knock Off would trigger an item (such as Focus Band, Focus Sash, or Colbur Berry) after the attack, that item triggers before Knock Off removes it (unless it was already consumed). Once the item has been removed, it cannot be used throughout the battle and switching either Pokémon out will not cause the target to regain its item. Knock Off will not remove an item from Pokémon with the Sticky Hold or Multitype Ability. It also will not remove items from Pokémon behind a substitute. Finally, Knock Off cannot remove Griseous Orb from Giratina (it can still remove Griseous Orb from any other Pokémon).
After the battle, the target will regain the knocked-off item. If an Exp. Share was knocked off, the target will still gain experience as if it was still holding the Exp. Share.
Knock Off can now remove items from a Pokémon with Multitype if it is not holding a Plate.
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|| Knocks down the foe’s held item to prevent its use.
|| Knocks down the foe’s held item to prevent its use during the battle.
|| The user slaps down the foe’s held item, preventing the item from being used during the battle.
|| The user slaps down the target's held item, preventing that item from being used in the battle.
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