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* Due to the presence of these moves, {{p|Articuno}} has been used in many battles as it can also learn {{m|Mind Reader}} to make {{m|Sheer Cold}} sure to hit.
 
* Due to the presence of these moves, {{p|Articuno}} has been used in many battles as it can also learn {{m|Mind Reader}} to make {{m|Sheer Cold}} sure to hit.
 
** The same was true of a {{p|Poliwrath}} traded forward from [[Generation I]] that had learned {{m|Fissure}}, and could learn Mind Reader in [[Generation II]].
 
** The same was true of a {{p|Poliwrath}} traded forward from [[Generation I]] that had learned {{m|Fissure}}, and could learn Mind Reader in [[Generation II]].
* {{p|Lapras}} can learn three of these moves: {{m|Sheer Cold}}, {{m|Fissure}}, and {{m|Horn Drill}}.
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* Only {{p|Lapras}} can learn three of these moves: {{m|Sheer Cold}}, {{m|Fissure}}, and {{m|Horn Drill}}.
 
* Before Generation III introduced Sheer Cold, all of these moves could not affect specific Pokémon. {{m|Guillotine}} and {{m|Horn Drill}} could not affect {{type2|Ghost}} Pokémon, and {{m|Fissure}} could not affect {{type2|Flying}} Pokémon.
 
* Before Generation III introduced Sheer Cold, all of these moves could not affect specific Pokémon. {{m|Guillotine}} and {{m|Horn Drill}} could not affect {{type2|Ghost}} Pokémon, and {{m|Fissure}} could not affect {{type2|Flying}} Pokémon.
   

Revision as of 03:15, 12 July 2011

One-hit knockout moves, commonly abbreviated as 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. Its accuracy is at least 30% and grows slightly the lower the target Pokémon's level is relative to the attacking Pokémon. 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 Wonder Guard are unaffected by them, unless the user has the ability Mold Breaker or a variant of it. A Pokémon with Sturdy is also immune. At full HP Pokémon holding a Focus Sash will instead be reduced to 1 HP by a OHKO move.

List of moves

Fissure Guillotine Horn Drill Sheer Cold
200px Guillotine IV.png Horn Drill IV.png Sheer Cold IV.png
Ground Normal Normal Ice
From Generation I From Generation I From Generation I From Generation III

Trivia

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