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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  0  
Jamming  0  

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

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.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical hit rate.
BWB2W2Conq
XY
The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
056 Mankey Mankey* Fighting Fighting 15 15 15 11 13 13 13
057 Primeape Primeape* Fighting Fighting --, 15 15 15 11 13 13 13
066 Machop Machop* Fighting Fighting -- 13 13 10 10 10
067 Machoke Machoke* Fighting Fighting -- 15 13 10 --, 10 --, 10
068 Machamp Machamp* Fighting Fighting -- 15 13 10 --, 10 --, 10
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting         25 25
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting           12
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark           12
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying           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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric MachopMachokeMachamp MachopMachokeMachamp MachopMachokeMachamp MachopMachokeMachampSawk MachopMachokeMachampSawkPanchamPangoroHawlucha
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire MachopMachokeMachamp MachopMachokeMachamp MachopMachokeMachamp MachopMachokeMachampSawk MachopMachokeMachampSawkPanchamPangoroHawlucha
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

Karate Chop is the only move of Machop.

In the anime

Ash Hawlucha Karate Chop.png Machop Karate Chop.png Serena Pancham Karate Chop.png Chuck Machoke Karate Chop.png
Hawlucha Machop Pancham 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
674 Pancham Pancham's hands glows white and it strikes the opponent with them.
Serena's Pancham Dreaming a Performer's Dream! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Karate Chop I.png Karate Chop II.png Karate Chop III.png Karate Chop 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 XY 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
Karate Chop V.png 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY 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
Karate Chop Stad.png Karate Chop 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 XY 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 手刀 Shǒudāo
Denmark Flag.png Danish Karatehug
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Karate schop
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 Corte Karatê
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Corte karatê
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Karate Udarac
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Karate
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Karate Darbesi


Variations of the move Karate Chop
Physical Karate ChopPoison Tail


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