Guillotine (move)

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ハサミギロチン Scissors Guillotine
Guillotine VI.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Guillotine (Japanese: ハサミギロチン Scissors Guillotine) is a Normal-type one-hit knockout move introduced in Generation I.


Generation I

Guillotine has 30% accuracy and inflicts damage equal to the target's current HP. Guillotine will break a Substitute if it hits, and can be countered for infinite damage on the turn it breaks a Substitute.

Guillotine will not affect an opponent whose current Speed stat is greater than the user's current Speed stat.

Generation II and on

Unlike in Generation I, Guillotine can affect a Pokémon whose Speed stat is greater than the user's current Speed stat. However, it cannot affect a Pokémon of a higher level. The accuracy of Guillotine depends on the level of the user and the level of the target and is worked out with the formula: Accuracy = ((level of user - level of target) + 30)%. Guillotine ignores all changes to accuracy and evasion stats.


Games Description
StadStad2 A single-hit knockout attack. Learned only by Pokémon that have large pincers.
GSC A one-hit KO, pincer attack.
RSEColoXD A powerful pincer attack that may cause fainting.
FRLG A vicious tearing attack with pincers. The foe will faint if it hits.
DPPtHGSS A vicious, tearing attack with pincers. The foe will faint instantly if this attack hits.
BW A vicious, tearing attack with big pincers. The target will faint instantly if this attack hits.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water 25 27 34 31 31 '
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water --, 25 27 38 37 37 '
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug 30 31 37 47 47 '
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying   49 52 45 45 55 '
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     44 46 53 53 '
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark     52 56 65 65 '
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying       45 49 55 '
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon         51 '
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon         54 '
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon         58 '
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel         62 '
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel         71 '
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel         61 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Howie Pinsir Guillotine.png Paul Gliscor Guillotine.png Georgia Pawniard Guillotine.png Durant Guillotine.png
Pinsir Gliscor Pawniard Durant
A vicious, tearing attack with pincers that always makes the opponent faint.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
207 Gligar Gligar's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with it, or Gligar grabs the opponent by the neck with a glowing white claw and slams it into the ground.
Morrison's Gligar From Brags to Riches Debut
127 Pinsir Pinsir's horns glow white and it grabs the opponent with them.
Howie's Pinsir The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
A Coordinator's Pinsir Dawn of a Royal Day! None
472 Gliscor One or both of Gliscor's claws glows light blue or white and it grabs the opponent's neck, slamming it into the ground.
Paul's Gliscor Chim - Charred! None
Bertha's Gliscor An Elite Coverup! None
624 Pawniard Pawniard raises both of its claws into the air, then crosses them over its chest. Pawniard's claws then glow white for a moment, and when the glow fades, they turn light blue and extend greatly. Pawniard then jumps into the air and falls down at the opponent, landing on top of it with its claws first.
Georgia's Pawniard Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None
625 Bisharp The blades on Bisharp's elbows glow and then turn light blue. Bisharp then slashes at the opponent with them.
Georgia's Bisharp A Clubsplosion of Excitement! None
632 Durant Durant opens its mandibles wide as they begin to turn light blue. It then attempts to crunch the opponent with them.
A wild Durant Battling the Leaf Thieves! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Guillotine I.png Guillotine II.png Guillotine III.png Guillotine IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 剪刀斷頭台 Jíndōu Dyuntàuhtòih
Mandarin 剪刀斷頭臺 Jiǎndāo Duàntóutái
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Guillotine
Finland Flag.png Finnish Giljotiini
France Flag.png French Guillotine
Germany Flag.png German Guillotine
Greece Flag.png Greek Λαιμητόμος
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Guillotine
Italy Flag.png Italian Ghigliottina
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가위자르기 Gawijareugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Gilotyna
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Giljotina
Spain Flag.png Spanish Guillotina

One-hit knockout moves
Physical FissureGuillotineHorn Drill
Special Sheer Cold

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