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* These moves are often combined with {{m|Lock-On}} or {{m|Mind Reader}} to ensure it hits. {{p|Articuno}} can learn Mind Reader and {{m|Sheer Cold}}, in Generation II {{p|Poliwrath}} can know Fissure and Mind Reader, and {{p|Smeargle}} can have any combination of the two types of move via {{m|Sketch}}.
 
* These moves are often combined with {{m|Lock-On}} or {{m|Mind Reader}} to ensure it hits. {{p|Articuno}} can learn Mind Reader and {{m|Sheer Cold}}, in Generation II {{p|Poliwrath}} can know Fissure and Mind Reader, and {{p|Smeargle}} can have any combination of the two types of move via {{m|Sketch}}.
 
* {{p|Lapras}} can learn the most one-hit KO moves of any Pokémon (excluding Smeargle), being able to learn {{m|Sheer Cold}}, {{m|Fissure}}, and {{m|Horn Drill}}.
 
* {{p|Lapras}} can learn the most one-hit KO moves of any Pokémon (excluding Smeargle), being able to learn {{m|Sheer Cold}}, {{m|Fissure}}, and {{m|Horn Drill}}.
* In Generation II, all one-hit KO moves were ineffective against one type of Pokémon. {{m|Guillotine}} and {{m|Horn Drill}} could not affect {{type|Ghost}} Pokémon unless {{m|Foresight}} was also used and {{m|Fissure}} could not affect {{type|Flying}} Pokémon. {{m|Sheer Cold}} (introduced in Generation III) broke this pattern, as no type is immune to {{type|Ice}}-type attacks.
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* In Generation II, all one-hit KO moves were ineffective against one type of Pokémon. {{m|Guillotine}} and {{m|Horn Drill}} could not affect {{type|Ghost}} Pokémon unless {{m|Foresight}} was also used and {{m|Fissure}} could not affect {{type|Flying}} Pokémon. {{m|Sheer Cold}} (introduced in Generation III) broke this pattern, as no type is immune to {{type|Ice}} attacks.
   
 
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Revision as of 16:32, 26 July 2013

One-hit knockout moves, commonly abbreviated as one-hit KO moves or OHKO moves, are moves that, when used, cause the target's HP to drop to zero regardless of their stats. They are all highly inaccurate: given that their effect is to immediately make the target faint, to have them much more accurate would further encourage their use to quickly and easily finish battles.

When used, they will always fail if the level of the target is higher than the level of the user, except in Generation I, where they would fail if the user's Speed stat was lower than the target's.

All one-hit knockout moves have a base of 5 PP. In Generation I OHKO moves have a constant accuracy of 30%; however, the accuracy varies in subsequent generations, being at least 30% and increasing by 1% for every level the target is lower than the user. Therefore, a level difference of 70 will deliver an accuracy of 100%. It is not affected by changes in accuracy or evasion stats, and is calculated as follows:

Accuracy = ((User's level - Target's level) + 30)%

Pokémon with the Ability Sturdy are unaffected by them, unless the user has the Ability Mold Breaker or a variant of it. A Pokémon with Wonder Guard is also immune.[citation needed] At full HP, Pokémon holding a Focus Sash will instead be reduced to 1 HP by a OHKO move.

Mystery Dungeon

Any OHKO move will cause a Pokémon to instantly faint through 'calamitous damage'*, regardless of level, but they are prone to missing.

List of moves

Fissure Guillotine
Fissure.png Guillotine V.png
Ground Normal
Horn Drill Sheer Cold
Horn Drill.png Sheer Cold.png
Normal Ice

Trivia


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