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Vice Grip (Japanese: はさむ Clamp), formatted as ViceGrip prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.
Vice Grip inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.
|| A Normal-type attack used only by Pokémon with pincers. The target is gripped and injured.
|| Grips with powerful pincers.
|| Grips the foe with large and powerful pincers.
|| Grips the target with large and powerful pincers.
| Huge, impressive pincers grip and squeeze the foe.
| The target is gripped and squeezed from both sides to inflict damage.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Despite the official English translation of the games normally using American English spelling, the word "vice" in Vice Grip is rendered with the Commonwealth English spelling instead, which is rendered in American English as "vise" since it's referring to the mechanical tool.
- No Pokémon which are capable of learning this move, besides Smeargle, can gain STAB from this move.
In other languages
- ↑ Definition of vise - implement, tools and mechanics (US English) (accessed December 20, 2012)