Pound (move)

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Pound
はたく Strike
Pound.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  40
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  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Pound (Japanese: はたく Strike) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Pound inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Pound can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing DoubleSlap, Faint Attack and Slam to give two extra appeal points if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Slightly stronger than Tackle. Many Pokémon know this move.
GSC Pounds with forelegs or tail.
RSE Pounds the foe with forelegs or tail.
FRLG A physical attack delivered with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
Colo.XD Pounds the target with forelegs or tail.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
BWB2W2 The target is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
XYORAS
SM
The target is physically pounded with a long tail, a foreleg, or the like.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 9 9 9 9 9 7XY
5ORAS
5
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9 9 9XY
5ORAS
5
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1 1 1 1 1
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
568 Trubbish Trubbish
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
569 Garbodor Garbodor
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1 1
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1 1
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1
728 Popplio Popplio
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1
729 Brionne Brionne
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1
741 Oricorio Oricorio
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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

Super Smash Bros. series

Jigglypuff uses Pound as its neutral special move in Super Smash Bros. From Super Smash Bros. Melee onwards, Pound is its side special move, with Rollout becoming its neutral special move. It is mainly used as an alternate recovery move, since its up special move, Sing, does not help Jigglypuff recover. The move is also useful for breaking shields because of its extra shield damage.

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 = 26 | Accuracy = 100%
Used by : Igglybuff   Audino

Pokémon GO

Pound
Fast Attack
Type Normal
Power 7
Energy boost 6%
Duration 0.6 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffDrowzeeChansey
JynxMewCleffaIgglybuffSmoochumBlissey
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Pound had a power of 8.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Pound had a power of 7 and a duration of 0.54 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Pound had a power of 8, an energy gain of 7%, and a duration of 1.04 seconds.

Clefable and Jynx may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target.
Conq. The target is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.

In the anime

In the main series

Brock Happiny Pound.png Ash Grovyle Pound.png Normajean Igglybuff Cleffa.png Delbert Mienshao Pound.png
Happiny Grovyle Igglybuff and Cleffa Mienshao
The opponent is physically hit by a body part of the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff slaps the opponent across the face.
A wild Jigglypuff Clefairy Tales Debut
035 Clefairy Clefairy slaps the opponent across the face.
A wild Clefairy Clefairy Tales None
252 Treecko Treecko swings its tail and hits the opponent with it, or Treecko slams its hand on the opponent.
Ash's Treecko Tree's a Crowd None
A Treecko brought by Prof. Birch A Six Pack Attack! None
253 Grovyle Grovyle swings its head and hits the opponent with the large leaf on its head.
Ash's Grovyle Exploud and Clear None
254 Sceptile Sceptile swings around and hits the opponent with its tail.
Ash's Sceptile Ka Boom with a View! None
440 Happiny One or both of Happiny's arms glow white and it strikes the opponent, leaving behind a white trail where it punched.
Brock's Happiny Tanks for the Memories! None
Narissa's Ditto One in the form of Happiny Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
Narissa's Ditto Two in the form of Happiny Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
393 Piplup One of Piplup's arms glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Tyler's Pippy The Thief That Keeps On Thieving! None
113 Chansey A quarter of Chansey's arm glows bright light-blue and it stabs the opponent with it.
Nurse Joy's Chansey Pedal to the Mettle! None
174 Igglybuff One of Igglybuff's arms glows white and it swings its arm, firing a while crescent blade of energy from its hand at the opponent.
An Igglybuff under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
173 Cleffa One of Cleffa's arms glows white and it swings its arm, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from its hand at the opponent.
A Cleffa that was under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
216 Teddiursa One of Teddiursa's arms glows white and it swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from it at the opponent.
A Teddiursa under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! Teddiursa cannot legally learn Pound
238 Smoochum One of Smoochum's arms glows white and it swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from its arm at the opponent.
A Smoochum under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
620 Mienshao One of Mienshao's arm furs glows white and it swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from its arm at the opponent.
Delbert's Mienshao Search for the Clubultimate! None
656 Froakie One of Froakie's hands glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Ash's Froakie An Appetite for Battle! None

In the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

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Treecko
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
252 Treecko Treecko leaps into the air and slams its tail down on the opponent.
Brendan's Treecko Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Pound I.png Pound II.png Pound III.png Pound 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)
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
Pound 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

Spin-off series games

Pound Stad.png Pound Stad2.png Pound Colo.png Pound 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
Pound PBR.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
Pound 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
Chinese Cantonese 拍擊 Paakgīk
Mandarin 拍擊 / 拍击 Pāijí
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Rána
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dunk
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Stamp
Finland Flag.png Finnish Nuija (OS)
Mäjäys (AG)
France Flag.png French Écras'Face*
Ecras'Face*
Germany Flag.png German Pfund
Greece Flag.png Greek Κοπάνισμα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pukul
Tampar
Italy Flag.png Italian Botta*
Libbra*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 막치기 Makchigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Grom
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Tapa
Pancada (TCG and manga)
Bater (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Martelar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pancada
Romania Flag.png Romanian Greutatea
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Udar
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Destructor (EP062)
Mazo (AG007-AG065)
Golpe de Cresta* (AG066-AG161)
Golpe de Cola* (AG071)
Golpe Recto (AG164)
Golpazo (AG191)
Golpe (DP062-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Destructor
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Vurma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đập


Variations of the move Gust
Physical PoundScratchTackleLeafage
Special GustFairy Wind


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