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Guillotine (move)

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Guillotine
ハサミギロチン Pincer Guillotine
Guillotine V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Category  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Category  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.

Guillotine (Japanese: ハサミギロチン Pincer Guillotine) is a Normal-type one-hit knockout move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Guillotine has 30% accuracy and inflicts damage equal to the target's current HP. Guillotine will break a Substitute if it hits, and can be countered for infinite damage on the turn it breaks a Substitute.

Guillotine will not affect an opponent whose current Speed stat is greater than the user's current Speed stat.

Generation II and on

Unlike in Generation I, Guillotine can affect a Pokémon whose Speed stat is greater than the user's current Speed stat. However, it cannot affect a Pokémon of a higher level. The accuracy of Guillotine depends on the level of the user and the level of the target and is worked out with the formula: Accuracy = ((level of user - level of target) + 30)%. Guillotine ignores all changes to accuracy and evasion stats.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A single-hit knockout attack. Learned only by Pokémon that have large pincers.
GSC A one-hit KO, pincer attack.
RSEColo.XD A powerful pincer attack that may cause fainting.
FRLG A vicious tearing attack with pincers. The foe will faint if it hits.
DPPtHGSS A vicious, tearing attack with pincers. The foe will faint instantly if this attack hits.
BWB2W2 A vicious, tearing attack with big pincers. The target will faint instantly if this attack hits.
XY A vicious, tearing attack with big pincers. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water 25 27 34 31 31 31
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water --, 25 27 38 37 37 37
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug 30 31 37 47 47 47
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying   49 52 45 45 55 55
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     44 46 53 53 53
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark     52 56 65 65 --, 65
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying       45 49 55 --, 55
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon         51 50
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon         54 54
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon         58 58
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel         62 62
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel         71 --, 71
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel         61 --, 61
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Guillotine will cause a Pokémon to instantly faint through "calamitous damage" (changed to "It's a one-hit KO!" in Gates to Infinity), regardless of level, but is prone to missing.

In the anime

Morrison Gligar Guillotine.png Paul Gliscor Guillotine.png Georgia Pawniard Guillotine.png Durant Guillotine.png
Gligar Gliscor Pawniard Durant
A vicious, tearing attack with pincers that always makes the opponent faint.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
207 Gligar Gligar's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with it, or Gligar grabs the opponent by the neck with a glowing white claw and slams it into the ground.
Morrison's Gligar From Brags to Riches Debut
127 Pinsir Pinsir's horns glow white and it grabs the opponent with them.
Howie's Pinsir The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
A Coordinator's Pinsir Dawn of a Royal Day! None
472 Gliscor One or both of Gliscor's claws glows light blue or white and it grabs the opponent's neck, slamming it into the ground.
Paul's Gliscor Chim - Charred! None
Bertha's Gliscor An Elite Coverup! None
624 Pawniard Pawniard raises both of its claws into the air, then crosses them over its chest. Pawniard's claws then glow white for a moment, and when the glow fades, they turn light blue and extend greatly. Pawniard then jumps into the air and falls down at the opponent, landing on top of it with its claws first.
Georgia's Pawniard Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None
625 Bisharp The blades on Bisharp's elbows glow and then turn light blue. Bisharp then slashes at the opponent with them.
Georgia's Bisharp A Clubsplosion of Excitement! None
632 Durant Durant opens its mandibles wide as they glow light blue and grow in size. It then crunches the opponent with them.
A wild Durant Battling the Leaf Thieves! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Guillotine I.png Guillotine II.png Guillotine III.png Guillotine 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
Guillotine Stad.png Guillotine Stad2.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

  • The Axew and Pawniard evolutionary lines can learn this move despite both lacking pincers (which are necessary for the move, as indicated by the move description and Japanese name).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 剪刀斷頭台 Jíndōu Dyuntàuhtòih
Mandarin 剪刀斷頭臺 Jiǎndāo Duàntóutái
Denmark Flag.png Danish Guillotine
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Guillotine
Finland Flag.png Finnish Giljotiini
France Flag.png French Guillotine
Germany Flag.png German Guillotine
Greece Flag.png Greek Λαιμητόμος
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Guillotine
Italy Flag.png Italian Ghigliottina
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가위자르기 Gawijareugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Gilotyna
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Guilhotina
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Guilhotina
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Giljotina
Spain Flag.png Spanish Guillotina
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Giyotin


One-hit knockout moves
Physical FissureGuillotineHorn Drill
Special Sheer Cold

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