Air Cutter (move)

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Air Cutter
エアカッター Air Cutter
Air Cutter VI.png
Air Cutter VI 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  60
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Air Cutter (Japanese: エアカッター Air Cutter) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III-V

Air Cutter deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. It hits both opponents in a Double Battle and opposing adjacent Pokémon in Triple Battles.

Generation VI onward

Air Cutter's power changed from 55 to 60. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents. Air Cutter will also destroy Berry trees found in the background of battles.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Hacks with razorlike wind. High critical-hit ratio.
FRLG The foe is hit with razor-like wind. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user launches razorlike wind to slash the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2 The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing team. Critical hits land more easily.
XYORAS
SM
The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 31 25 25BW
26B2W2
26XY
19ORAS
19
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 35 27 27BW
28B2W2
28XY
19ORAS
19
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 21 21 21 21
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 35 27 27BW
28B2W2
28XY
19ORAS
19
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 29 24DP
23PtHGSS
23 23XY
12ORAS
12
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20ORAS 20
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 33B2W2 33XY
22ORAS
22
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 22ORAS 22
519 Pidove Pidove
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 15 15 15
520 Tranquill Tranquill
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 15 15 15
521 Unfezant Unfezant
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 15 15 15
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 21 21 21
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 21 21 21
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 21 21 21
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 19
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 23 23
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 23 23
741 Oricorio Oricorio
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 13
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
016 Pidgey Pidgey
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
441 Chatot Chatot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
580 Ducklett Ducklett
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
016 Pidgey Pidgey
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
176 Togetic Togetic
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
396 Starly Starly
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
397 Staravia Staravia
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
458 Mantyke Mantyke
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
468 Togekiss Togekiss
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
487 Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
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 games

Pokémon GO

Air Cutter
Special Attack
Type Flying
Power 60
Energy bar 2
Duration 2.7 seconds
Critical rate 25%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatFarfetch'd
DodrioCrobat
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Air Cutter had a power of 25.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Air Cutter had a power of 30, an energy bar of 4, and a duration of 3.3 seconds.

Pidgeot and Dodrio may only know this move if they were obtained before February 16, 2017.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.

In the anime

Ash Unfezant Air Cutter.png Team Galactic Golbat Air Cutter.png Skyla Swoobat Air Cutter.png Trip Tranquill Air Cutter.png
Unfezant Golbat Swoobat Tranquill
Strong slashes of wind are releases from the user's wings.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
042 Golbat Golbat flaps its wings and a strong gust with light blue 'S' shaped energy in it fly and slash at the opponent, or Golbat waves one of its wing and a white cresent shaped energy flies out and hits the opponent, or Golbat releases light blue 'S' shaped energy disks from its mouth at the opponent.
Tabitha's Golbat Fight for the Meteorite Debut
A Team Magma Grunt's Golbat Fight for the Meteorite Debut
Agatha's Golbat The Scheme Team None
J's henchmen's Golbat Ill-Will Hunting! None
Galactic Grunts' multiple Golbat Enter Galactic! None
227 Skarmory Skarmory opens its mouth and releases a strong gust with light blue 'S' shaped energy in it at the opponent, or Skarmory's wings glow white and it flaps them, releasing light blue 'S' shaped energy disks at the opponent.
Green Army's Skarmory Lucario and the Mystery of Mew None
Taylor's Skarmory Pursuing a Lofty Goal! None
519 Pidove Pidove waves its wings in an 'X' like motion and a light blue 'X' shaped energy is released from the tip of its wings at the opponent, or Pidove crosses its wings in front of its body and opens them up quickly, releasing multiple light blue 'X' shaped energy from its wings at the opponent.
Multiple wild Pidove Enter Iris and Axew! None
Ash's Pidove Enter Iris and Axew! None
520 Tranquill Tranquill waves its wings in an 'X' like motion and a light blue 'X' shaped energy is released from the tips of its wings at the opponent or Tranquill's wings glow light blue and it fire many light blue blades from them at the opponent, or Tranquill glows white and releases light blue crescent shaped blades from its wings at the opponent.
Trip's Tranquill A Venipede Stampede! None
Ash's Tranquill Cottonee in Love! None
528 Swoobat Swoobat flaps its wings and light blue crescent shaped blades or a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades are released from the tips of its wings at the opponent.
Skyla's Swoobat Cilan Takes Flight! None
521F Unfezant Unfezant flaps its wings and releases a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades from the tips of its wings at the opponent.
Ash's Unfezant An Amazing Aerial Battle! None
447 Riolu Riolu swings its arms inwards and releases a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades from its hands at the opponent.
Cameron's Riolu Cameron's Secret Weapon! Used via Copycat

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Air Cutter III.png Air Cutter IV.png Air Cutter V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Spin-off series games

Air Cutter Colo.png Air Cutter XD.png Air Cutter PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Air Cutter PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

  • Air Cutter is the only damage-dealing Flying-type move that cannot hit non-adjacent foes in Triple Battles.
  • Air Cutter is one of three moves that can be used to collect Berries from the Berry trees appearing behind foes in wild battles, the others being Twister and Blizzard.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 空氣利刃 Hūnghei Leihyahn *
破空斬 Pohūng Jáam *
Mandarin 空氣利刃 / 空气利刃 Kōngqì Lìrèn *
破空斬 / 破空斩 Pòkōng Zhǎn *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Luftskærer
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Luchtsnijder
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ilmasirppi (Advanced Challenge)
Ilmaleikkuri (Advanced Battle)
France Flag.png French Tranch'Air
Germany Flag.png German Windschnitt
Greece Flag.png Greek Αεροκόπτης
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pisau Udara
Italy Flag.png Italian Aerasoio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에어컷터 Air Cutter
Poland Flag.png Polish Powietrzny Nóż
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cortador de Ar (games, BW107-present, TCG, manga)
Ar Cortante (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cortador de Ar (Advanced Challenge)
Corte Aéreo (Advanced Battle)
Ar Cortante (DP Battle Dimension)
Corta o Ar (DP Galactic Battles)
Golpe de Ar (Best Wishes series)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Tăietorul de Aer
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Razorni vetar
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aire Cortante (AG054, BW002)
Cortador de Aire (AG132-DP045)
Aire Afilado (DP118)
Spain Flag.png Spain Aire Afilado
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phi Đao Không Khí*
Máy Cắt Không Khí


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