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Talk:One-hit knockout move

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I find this definition to be quite cumbersome and repitive. Talking about decimating other Pokemon doesn't seem very "Encylopedia-like". But this is just me. I would rather a concise article to this lengthy one. If anyone else agrees, I can rewrite it. --ZellMurasame 05:55, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Furthermore, the correct definition of 'decimate' is "to kill one in ten." Might I suggest 'obliterate' as a better substitute? --Alex S. 04:30, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
I changed the offending section. — THE TROM — 05:18, 13 January 2009 (UTC)


Can moves like Endure or items like the Focus Sash keep a Pokémon which doesn't have the Sturdy ability from being knocked out if a OHKO move hits it? This would seem like a good way to protect a Pokémon from fainting from that kind of move. Superbreeder 21:00, 13 April 2009 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure accuracy changes, depending on the levels of the user and the target. Try using Sheer Cold with a Kyogre against a lv. 1 Pokémon a lot of times and you will hit a lot of times. According to Smogon, OHKO moves accuracy is calculated as follows:

Accuracy = ((User Level - Target Level) + 30)% Gabriel Rocha (Diby esp) 05:44, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

That is correct.--ForceFire 07:14, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
So, shouldn't this be in this article and also Fissure, Sheer Cold, Guillotine and Horn Drill? I think it's worth noting, instead of saying just it is 30% accurate. Gabriel Rocha (Diby esp) 14:43, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, but the thing is, it's already on there.--ForceFire 08:14, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
Do you mean it? I can't find where it is written, seriously. And also, I think we can't say their accuracy is 30%, it varies. Gabriel Rocha (Diby esp) 02:51, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
It's not there at all..... yet.... — THE TROM — 03:01, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
How has it still not beed added? D: Went ahead and added it. Might need some sort of source though. --Pyritie 00:08, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

No Guard

From the trivia: "In double battles, Trainers can use OHKO moves effectively by pairing a Pokémon with a OHKO move with a Machop, Machoke, or Machamp with the ability No Guard." From No Guard: "In a double battle, the effect only applies to the Pokémon with No Guard and any Pokémon targeting it." Which one's true?--Mongeese 00:59, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I was about to ask this same question! :U I'm pretty sure the latter is correct because otherwise it would be pretty damn overpowered. --Pyritie 23:58, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Perish Song

Wouldn't Perish Song be a OHKO move too. Because the user or they opponent can automatically faint if the don't switch out too soon?--KayKay|Chat to me! 05:25, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

No, because it is already considered a status move, and the fact that it takes three turns just doesn't go along with the other four OHKO moves. Mathfreak231 is a bawse :) (talk) 23:30, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Wide Lens

I want to know if Wide Lens (and Zoom Lens) affects the accuracy rate of these moves. Also if such abilities as Compoundeyes (I already read that Noguard affects it, and I'm also unsure if any with Compoundeyes can even get a OHKO move) affect its accuracy as well. I know these moves aren't affected by accuracy changes, but what I don't know is if abilities and held items count as "changes".--Freyt 02:20, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

"KO" on screen?

I have heard that in the games, a little "KO" sign will appear on the bottom left hand of one of the four move boxes. Is this true? Sambam124 23:31, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Negative accuracy?

I was a bit confused by the formula for OHKO accuracy, as it can equal a negative integer much more than with one set of numbers. If User's Level = 1 and, say, the Target's Level = 100, then: Acc. = ((1 - 100) + 30)% Acc. = -69%

Is this automatically rounded to 1%? Or possibly 30%? Jonbuddy1 - Goldene und Silberne 00:35, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

The moves will always fail if the target is a higher level. Sneaking from page to page... It's the page-editing purple ghost... Gengarzilla! 14:31, 2 April 2012 (UTC)