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Vacuum-Cut (move)

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しんくうぎり Vacuum Cut
Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room
Type  ???
Category  Special
PP 7
Hit Ratio 88888888
Power Special
Extra Effects None
  • Affected by the Protect status
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by the Snatch status
  • Not affected by the Mirror Move status
  • Not affected by the Muzzled status
All enemies in the room

Vacuum-Cut (Japanese: しんくうぎり Vacuum Cut) is a ???-type move introduced in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team. It can be learned by any Pokémon.


Generation III

Vacuum-Cut inflicts a fixed amount of 35 damage on all foes in the room. No Pokémon learn it via gaining levels; however, it can still be taught to many Pokémon via TM.

Generation IV

Vacuum-Cut now does a fixed amount of 18 damage on all foes in the room.


Games Description
PMDRB Inflicts damage on all foes in the room.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room.



# Pokémon Type Machine
All Pokémon who can learn TMs can learn Vacuum-Cut.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


  • It is one of the only two moves exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, the other being Wide Slash. However, this excludes Excavate and Vertical Cut, both of which were taken out of the game late in development, although their TMs can be obtained through cheating devices.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Aéro-Lames
Germany Flag.png German Vakuumhieb
Italy Flag.png Italian Colposicuro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cortaviento

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