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- If you were looking for the move that is known as Comet Punch in Japanese, see Meteor Mash.
Comet Punch (Japanese: れんぞくパンチ Consecutive Punch) is a damage-dealing Normal-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I.
Comet Punch inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. On average, it will hit 3 times, giving it an average power of 54, ignoring the possibility of missing. Although only the first strike can be a critical hit, each successive one will deal the same amount of damage.
Comet Punch will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.
All hits now do damage independently, consequently enabling any of them to be critical.
Generations III and IV
If the target has an Ability which activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.
Comet Punch will continue attacking after a substitute is broken.
There is now a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. On average, it will hit 3.168 times, giving it an average power of 57.024, ignoring the possibility of missing.
Unlike previous generations, if Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activate before the last strike is dealt, the following one will cause the defending Pokémon to faint; however, Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one. Each strike will cause Weak Armor to activate.
If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.
|| Although each slap is weak, this attack hits the target two to five times in succession.
|| Repeatedly punches 2-5 times.
|| Repeatedly punches the foe 2 to 5 times.
|| The foe is hit with a flurry of punches that strike two to five times.
|| Repeatedly punches the target 2 to 5 times.
|| The foe is hit with a flurry of punches that strike two to five times in a row.
| The target is hit with a flurry of punches that strike two to five times in a row.
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
- Meteor Mash is called コメットパンチ Comet Punch in Japanese versions.
In other languages