One-hit knockout move
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, as to have them much more accurate would further encourage their use to quickly and easily finish battles.
All one-hit knockout moves have 30% accuracy and a base of 5 PP. Pokémon with the ability Sturdy are unaffected by all of them, unless the user has the ability Mold Breaker. Pokémon also holding the item, Focus Sash, are not entirely affected as it leaves the user with only 1 HP, due to Focus Sash's effect.
So far, there are four OHKO moves:
- Due to the presence of these moves, Articuno has been used in many battles as it can also learn Mind Reader to make Sheer Cold sure to hit.
- Lapras can learn three of these moves: Sheer Cold, Fissure, and Horn Drill.
- Before Generation III introduced Sheer Cold, all of these moves could not affect specific Pokémon. Guillotine and Horn Drill could not affect Template:Type2 Pokémon, and Fissure could not affect Template:Type2 Pokémon.
- For Wi-Fi battles, under Standard Rules, these moves are forbidden. This is commonly called OHKO Clause or simply 'No OHKO moves'.