Anchor Shot (move)

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Anchor Shot
アンカーショット Anchor Shot
Anchor Shot VIII.png
Anchor Shot VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Anchor Shot (Japanese: アンカーショット Anchor Shot) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Dhelmise.


Generation VII

Anchor Shot inflicts damage and prevents foes from fleeing or switching out as long as the user remains in battle. Wimp Out, Emergency Exit, the Red Card, the Shed Shell, and the Eject Button can bypass this effect.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Anchor Shot cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user entangles the target with its anchor chain while attacking. The target becomes unable to flee.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
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Mineral Mineral 32 52SwSh
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 generations

Core series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擲錨 Jaahkmàauh
Mandarin 擲錨 / 掷锚 Zhímáo / Zhìmáo
France Flag.png French Ancrage
Germany Flag.png German Ankerschuss
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpo d'Ancora
South Korea Flag.png Korean 앵커숏 Anchor Shot
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tiro de Âncora
Spain Flag.png Spanish Anclaje

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