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Triple Kick (move)

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Triple Kick
トリプルキック Triple Kick
Triple Kick V.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  10
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.

Triple Kick (Japanese: トリプルキック Triple Kick) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation II. It is the signature move of Hitmontop.

Effect

Generation II

Triple Kick inflicts damage, hitting the target up to three times per use. Its base power will increase by 10 with each successive strike, so the first, second, and third strikes have powers of 10, 20, and 30, respectively. Also unlike other multi-strike moves, each strike has its own accuracy check; if one strike misses, the entire move ends.

Since each strike has 90% base accuracy, ignoring modifications to accuracy and evasion (including taking aim and No Guard), there is a 72.9% chance that it will hit 3 times (for cumulative 60 base power), an 8.1% chance that it will hit twice (for cumulative 30 base power), a 9% chance that it will hit once (for 10 base power), and a 10% chance that it will miss outright. With all three accuracy checks and base powers taken into account, the move's effective power is 47.07.

Triple Kick will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

Generations III and IV

If the target has an Ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.

Triple Kick may now continue attacking after breaking a substitute.

Generation V and VI

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.

If the user has Skill Link, the move will have only one accuracy check.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A three-kick attack that inflicts increasing damage. When one kick misses, the move ends.
GSC Hits three times with rising power.
RSE Kicks the foe 3 times in a row with rising intensity.
FRLG A 3-kick attack that becomes more powerful with each successive hit.
Colo.XD Kicks 1 to 3 times in a row with rising intensity.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XY
A consecutive three-kick attack that becomes more powerful with each successive hit.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting 49 20 19 19 19
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

Chigusa Hitmontop Triple Kick.png Butch Hitmontop Triple Kick.png Mason Hitmontop Triple Kick.png None.png
Chigusa's Hitmontop Butch's Hitmontop Mason's Hitmontop
A consecutive three-kick attack that becomes more powerful with each successive hit.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop spins on its head and kicks the opponent three times with its legs and tail.
Chigusa's Hitmontop Two Hits and a Miss Debut
Butch's Hitmontop The Mystery is History None
Mason's Hitmontop Outrageous Fortunes None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In other generations

Triple Kick II.png Triple Kick III.png Triple Kick 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

Trivia

  • This is the only multi-strike move whose successive hits can miss and have different powers.
  • Triple Kick is tied with Constrict for the move with the lowest base power (10) out of all damage-dealing moves, but this only applies to the first hit.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 三倍足攻 Sānbèi Zúgōng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Driedubbele Schop
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kolmoispotku
France Flag.png French Triple-Pied
Germany Flag.png German Dreifachkick
Greece Flag.png Greek Τριπλό Λάκτισμα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Triple Kick
Italy Flag.png Italian Triplocalcio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트리플킥 Triple Kick
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Chute Triplo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Trostruki Šut
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Triple Patada (Gen. VI)
Triplepatada (Prior to Gen. VI)


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