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Double-Edge (Japanese: すてみタックル Life-Risking Tackle) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I. It can be seen as a stronger version of the move Take Down.
Double-Edge inflicts damage and the user receives recoil damage equal to 25% of the damage done to the target. Double-Edge has a Base Power of 100 in this generation.
If the user of Double-Edge attacks first and makes itself faint due to recoil damage, the target will not attack or be subjected to recurrent damage during that round.
Self-inflicted recoil damage from Double-Edge from the previous turn can be countered if the target does not make a move on the following turn. If Double-Edge breaks a Substitute, the user will take no recoil damage.
In Pokémon Stadium, no recoil damage is taken if Double-Edge knocks out a target.
Base power is increased to 120.
Generation III and on
Recoil is increased to ⅓ of damage done, rather than ¼.
Pokémon with Rock Head do not take recoil damage from this move.
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