Karate Chop (move)

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Karate Chop
からてチョップ Karate Chop
Karate Chop.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Karate Chop (Japanese: からてチョップ Karate Chop) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was a Normal-type move.

Effect

Generation I

Karate Chop deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

It is Normal-type in this generation.

Generation II onward

Karate Chop is now a Fighting-type move.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack. Often turns into a critical hit and inflicts double the damage.
Stad2 A Fighting-type attack. Often turns into a critical hit and inflicts double the damage.
GSC Has a high critical hit ratio.
RSEColo.XD A chopping attack with a high critical-hit ratio.
FRLG
DPPtHGSS
The foe is attacked with a sharp chop. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field 15 15 15RSE
11FRLG
13 13 13 8
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field 1, 15 15 15RSE
11FRLG
13 13 13 8
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like 1 13 13 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like 1 15 13 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like 1 15 13 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 17
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like 12 12
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like 12 12
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like 4 4
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★
Power = 31 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has an increased critical hit ratio.
Used by : Machop

Pokémon GO

Karate Chop
Fast Attack
Type Fighting
Power 6
Energy boost 8%
Duration 0.8 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
MankeyPrimeapeMachopMachokeMachampMagmar

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Karate Chop had an energy gain of 7%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical hit rate.
Conq. The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.

In the anime

Ash Hawlucha Karate Chop.png Machop Karate Chop.png Stephan Sawk Karate Chop.png Chuck Machoke Karate Chop.png
Hawlucha Machop Sawk Machoke
The opponent is hit by the side of the user's hand.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
066 Machop Machop repeatedly chops the opponent with the side of its opened hand, or Machop's arm glows white and it chops the opponent with the side of its opened hand.
Unknown Trainer's Machop The Punchy Pokémon Debut
Brawly's Machop Just One of the Geysers None
Emily's Machop Sitting Psyduck None
068 Machamp Machamp repeatedly chops the opponent with its hands, or one of Machamp's hands glow white and it chops the opponent with the side of its open hand.
Giovanni's Machamp The Battle of the Badge None
Gavin's Machamp From Brags to Riches None
Emily's Machamp Sitting Psyduck None
067 Machoke Machoke strikes the opponent with the side of its open hand, sometimes repeatedly. Sometimes, its hands glow white.
A Wobbuffet Festival crasher's Machoke Wobbu-Palooza! None
Chuck's Machoke Machoke, Machoke Man! None
Emily's Machoke Sitting Psyduck None
539 Sawk Sawk's hand glows white and it strikes the opponent with the side of its open hand.
Stephan's Sawk The Clubsplosion Begins! None
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha's claw and wing glow white and it strikes the opponent with the side of its wing, or both of Hawlucha's wings glow white and strikes the opponent with them.
Ash's Hawlucha The Forest Champion! None
Carl's Hawlucha When Light and Dark Collide! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Karate Chop I.png Karate Chop Stad.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Karate Chop II.png Karate Chop III.png Karate Chop IV.png Karate Chop V.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Karate Chop Stad2.png Karate Chop Colo.png Karate Chop XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Karate Chop 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 手刀 Shǒudāo
Denmark Flag.png Danish Karatehug
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Karateslag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Karatelyönti (original series)
Karateisku (AG series)
France Flag.png French Poing-Karaté
Germany Flag.png German Karateschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Τσεκουριά Καράτε
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pukulan Karate
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpokarate
South Korea Flag.png Korean 태권당수 Taegweon Dangsu
Poland Flag.png Polish Cios karate
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Golpe de Caratê
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Golpe de Karaté
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Karate udarac
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Karate
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Karate Darbesi
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đòn Chặt Karate


Variations of the move Karate Chop
Physical Karate ChopPoison Tail


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