Hyper Cutter (Ability)

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Hyper Cutter かいりきバサミ
Superpowerful Claws
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents Attack reduction.
Generation IV
Prevents the Attack stat from being lowered.
Generation V
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering Attack stat.
Generation VI
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering its Attack stat.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Hyper Cutter (Japanese: かいりきバサミ Superpowerful Claws) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.


In battle

Hyper Cutter prevents other Pokémon from lowering the Attack stat stage of the Pokémon with this Ability. It does not prevent the Pokémon with this Ability from lowering its own Attack, such as by using Superpower.

Effects that decrease Attack without using stat stages, such as Power Swap, Heart Swap, and Power Split, are unaffected by Hyper Cutter.

This Ability can be ignored with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze.

Outside of battle

In Pokémon Emerald, using Cut will remove all tall grass within a two-square radius of the player's position, as opposed to a one-square radius without this Ability. From Generation IV onward, Hyper Cutter has no effect outside of battle due to the removal of cutting tall grass.

Pokémon with Hyper Cutter

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Krabby Krabby Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Kingler Kingler Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug Hyper Cutter Mold Breaker Moxie
Gligar Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Immunity
Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter Intimidate Sheer Force
Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground Hyper Cutter Arena Trap Sheer Force
Corphish Corphish Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Poison Heal
Crabrawler Crabrawler Fighting Fighting Hyper Cutter Iron Fist Unknown
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 怪力鉗 Gwaailihk Kìhm
Mandarin 怪力鉗 / 怪力钳 Guàilì Qián *
怪力剪刀 Guàilì Jiǎndāo *
France Flag.png French Hyper Cutter
Germany Flag.png German Scherenmacht
Italy Flag.png Italian Ipertaglio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 괴력집게 Goeryeok Jipge
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Hiper Cortador
Russia Flag.png Russian Гиперрезак Giperrezak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Corte Fuerte
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kéo siêu lực

Variations of the Ability Keen Eye
Keen EyeHyper CutterBig Pecks

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