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Air Cutter (move)

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Air Cutter
エアカッター Air Cutter
Air Cutter V.png
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Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  60
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Air Cutter (Japanese: エアカッター Air Cutter) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III to V

Air Cutter deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. It hits both opponents in a Double Battle and will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon in Triple Battles.

Generation VI

Air Cutter's power changed from 55 to 60. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents. Air Cutter will also destroy Berry trees found in the background of battles.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Hacks with razorlike wind. High critical-hit ratio.
FRLG The foe is hit with razor-like wind. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSS The user launches razorlike wind to slash the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2 The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing team. Critical hits land more easily.
XY The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying 31 25 25 26 26
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying 35 27 27 28 28
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying   21 21 21
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying 35 27 27 28 28
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying 29 24 23 23 23
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying       33 33
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying     15 15
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying     15 15
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying     15 15
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying     21 21
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying     21 21
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying     21 21
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying     25 25
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon       23
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon       23
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander* Fire Fire       CharizardDragoniteSwabluAltariaTropiusSalamence
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying ZubatGolbatCrobatSkarmory ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmory ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyph ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryWingullPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyph ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryWingullPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyphNoibatNoivern
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying     ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyph ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryWingullPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyph ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryWingullPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyphNoibatNoivern
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying     ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyph ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryWingullPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyph ZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dSkarmoryWingullPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyphNoibatNoivern
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
DP Pt HGSS
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
415 Combee Combee Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
487 Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
015 015 Beedrill Bug Poison Dream World - Dream Park
226 226 Mantine Water Flying Dream World - Sparkling Sea
415 415 Combee Bug Flying Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Ash Unfezant Air Cutter.png Team Galactic Golbat Air Cutter.png Skyla Swoobat Air Cutter.png Trip Tranquill Air Cutter.png
Unfezant Golbat Swoobat Tranquill
Strong slashes of wind are releases from the user's wings.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
042 Golbat Golbat flaps its wings and a strong gust with light blue 'S' shaped energy in it fly and slash at the opponent, or Golbat waves one of its wing and a white cresent shaped energy flies out and hits the opponent, or Golbat releases light blue 'S' shaped energy disks from its mouth at the opponent.
Tabitha's Golbat Fight for the Meteorite Debut
A Team Magma Grunt's Golbat Fight for the Meteorite Debut
Agatha's Golbat The Scheme Team None
J's henchmen's Golbat Ill-Will Hunting! None
Galactic Grunts' multiple Golbat Enter Galactic! None
227 Skarmory Skarmory opens its mouth and releases a strong gust with light blue 'S' shaped energy in it at the opponent, or Skarmory's wings glow white and it flaps them, releasing light blue 'S' shaped energy disks at the opponent.
Green Army's Skarmory Lucario and the Mystery of Mew None
Taylor's Skarmory Pursuing a Lofty Goal! None
519 Pidove Pidove waves its wings in an 'X' like motion and a light blue 'X' shaped energy is released from the tip of its wings at the opponent, or Pidove crosses its wings in front of its body and opens them up quickly, releasing multiple light blue 'X' shaped energy from its wings at the opponent.
Multiple wild Pidove Enter Iris and Axew! None
Ash's Pidove Enter Iris and Axew! None
520 Tranquill Tranquill waves its wings in an 'X' like motion and a light blue 'X' shaped energy is released from the tips of its wings at the opponent or Tranquill's wings glow light blue and it fire many light blue blades from them at the opponent, or Tranquill glows white and releases light blue crescent shaped blades from its wings at the opponent.
Trip's Tranquill A Venipede Stampede! None
Ash's Tranquill Cottonee in Love! None
528 Swoobat Swoobat flaps its wings and light blue crescent shaped blades or a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades are released from the tips of its wings at the opponent.
Skyla's Swoobat Cilan Takes Flight! None
521F Unfezant Unfezant flaps its wings and releases a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades from the tips of its wings at the opponent.
Ash's Unfezant An Amazing Aerial Battle! None
447 Riolu Riolu swings its arms inwards and releases a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades from its hands at the opponent.
Cameron's Riolu Cameron's Secret Weapon! Used via Copycat

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Air Cutter III.png Air Cutter IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Air Cutter PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Air Cutter is the only damage-dealing Flying-type move that cannot hit non-adjacent foes in Triple Battles.
  • Air Cutter is one of three moves that can be used to collect Berries from the Berry trees appearing behind foes in wild battles, the others being Twister and Blizzard.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 破空斬 Pòkōng Zhǎn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Luftskærer
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Lucht Snijder
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ilmasirppi (Advanced Challenge)
Ilmaleikkuri (Advanced Battle)
France Flag.png French Tranch'Air
Germany Flag.png German Windschnitt
Greece Flag.png Greek Αεροκόπτης
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pisau Udara
Italy Flag.png Italian Aerasoio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에어컷터 Air Cutter
Poland Flag.png Polish Powietrzny nóż
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cortador de Ar
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cortador de Ar (Advanced Challenge)
Corte Aéreo (Advanced Battle)
Ar Cortante (DP Battle Dimension)
Corta o Ar (DP Galactic Battles)
Golpe de Ar (Best Wishes series)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Tăietorul de Aer
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Razorni Vetar
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aire Cortante
Spain Flag.png Spain Aire Afilado


Variations of the move Razor Leaf
Physical Razor Leaf
Special Air Cutter


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