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Crunch (Japanese: かみくだく Crunch) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. It can be seen as a more powerful version of Bite.
Generation II and III
Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage.
Generation IV and Generation V
Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Teams
Crunch has a 40% chance of making its opponent cringe.
|| A Dark-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target's Spcl.Def.
|| An attack that may lower Spcl.Def.
|| Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower Sp. Def.
|| The foe is crunched with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe’s Sp. Def.
|| The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
|| The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
In other games
Crunch is the only move of Krookodile and Zweilous.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Be a Master! Pokémon BW manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure
In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga
In other generations
In other languages