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Low Sweep (move)

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Low Sweep
ローキック Low Kick
Low Sweep.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Low Sweep (Japanese: ローキック Low Kick) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM47 since Generation V.


Generation V

Low Sweep inflicts damage and lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Generation VI

Low Sweep's power changed from 60 to 65.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target's legs swiftly, reducing the target's Speed stat.
XYORAS The user makes a swift attack on the target's legs, which lowers the target's Speed stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting 13 13
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting 13 13
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting 13 13
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting 17 17
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark   70
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
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

Korrina Machoke Low Sweep.png Mienshao Low Sweep.png Stephan Sawk Low Sweep.png Angus Simisage Low Sweep.png
Machoke Mienshao Sawk Simisage
The user quickly kicks the opponent, tripping them.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
532 Timburr Timburr throws the timber it's holding into the air and jumps at the opponent. It then sweeps its legs underneath the opponent's feet, tripping it.
Trip's Timburr Ash and Trip's Third Battle! Debut
Japanese version only
Referred as Low Kick in the English dub
539 Sawk Sawk kicks low and aims for the opponent's legs.
Stephan's Sawk Climbing the Tower of Success! English dub debut
512 Simisage Simisage kicks low and aims for the opponent's legs.
Angus's Simisage The Clubsplosion Begins! None
516 Simipour Simipour's leg glows white and then it kicks low, tripping its opponent.
Betty's Simipour Search for the Clubultimate! None
620 Mienshao Mienshao sweeps its legs at the opponent's feet, tripping its opponent.
A wild Mienshao Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None
067 Machoke Machoke delivers a low kick at the opponent.
Korrina's Machoke Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None

In other generations

Low Sweep V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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


  • Low Sweep appears to be inspired by an attack called a leg sweep, which is a mainstay attack in a wide variety of martial arts. It is designed to trip opponents.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 低空踢 Dīkōng-tī
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Voetveeg
France Flag.png French Balayette
Germany Flag.png German Fußtritt
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tendangan Rendah
Italy Flag.png Italian Calciobasso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로킥 Low Kick
Poland Flag.png Polish Podcięcie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Movimento Baixo
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Barrida
Spain Flag.png Spain Puntapié

Variations of the move Low Sweep
Physical Low SweepBulldoze

Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
Generation VI HMs

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