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Brick Break (Japanese: かわらわり Tile Break) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM31 since Generation III.
Brick Break removes Light Screen and Reflect from the opponent's side of the field (even if it targets an ally), then inflicts damage. It will remove Light Screen and Reflect even if the target is immune to Brick Break (i.e. a Ghost-type Pokémon). It will not remove Light Screen or Reflect if Brick Break misses or the target is protected from Brick Break.
Brick Break can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.
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Brick Break now removes Light Screen and Reflect from the target's side of the field even if the target is an ally.
Generation V onward
Brick Break no longer removes Light Screen and Reflect if the target is immune to Brick Break.
Brick Break can also remove Aurora Veil.
In other games
| Brick Break
| Eligible Pokémon:
- Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Brick Break had a power of 30.
Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, and Kangaskhan may only know this move if they were obtained before February 16, 2017.
Brick Break ignores, not removes, Reflect and Light Screen. This move has a damage rating of ☆☆☆.
|| Shatters the target's Reflect or Light Screen to inflict damage.
|| Shatters the target's Reflect or Light Screen and inflicts damage.
|| It shatters the enemy's Reflect or Light Screen status condition and causes damage.
|| It damages an enemy. It also shatters the enemy's Reflect and Light Screen conditions.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Cynthia's Garchomp was revealed to know Brick Break on the official web site, but it was never shown using the move.
In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
- In a Pokémon Super Contest, because there is no target Pokémon, Brick Break destroys a small glass wall instead.
- Bonsly and Pupitar can learn Brick Break, despite not having any hands. However, their evolutions do have hands.
In other languages