Close Combat (move)

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Close Combat
インファイト Infight
Close Combat VIII.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+3 if previous Pokémon reaches max judge voltage.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Close Combat (Japanese: インファイト Infight) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TR53 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Close Combat inflicts damage and then lowers the user's Defense stat and Special Defense stat by one stage each.

Description

Games Description
DPPtPBR The user fights the foe in close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
HGSS The user fights the foe up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
BWB2W2 The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. This also lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 49 36SMUSUM
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 59 59 59 39SMUSUM
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 53 57 1, 57 1, 57SMUSUM 36
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 56 66 1, 66 1, 66SMUSUM 36
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 37 37BW
34B2W2
34XY
43ORAS
43 60
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 51 55 1, 55 1, 55 36
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 40 40 40 40
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 52 52 52XY
46ORAS
46
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 53 53BW
47B2W2
47XY
50ORAS
50
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 36 36 36 36
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 41 36 36 1, Evo.
398 Staraptor Staraptor
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 34 34 34 1, Evo.
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 42 55 1, 55 55 60
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 53 59 1, 59XY
1, 53ORAS
1, 53 63
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 49 48 41 55
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 73 73 73 70
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 78 78 78
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 80 80
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
FightingIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 49
740 Crabominable Crabominable
FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 49
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 43 50
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 63USUM 56
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 75USUM 60
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 99
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 47USUM 96
870 Falinks Falinks
FightingIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 50
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 77
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 77
891 Kubfu Kubfu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR53
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
FightingIC Big.png Flying Field
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
627 Rufflet Rufflet
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Human-Like
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field
749 Mudbray Mudbray
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
750 Mudsdale Mudsdale
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
760 Bewear Bewear
NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
846 Arrokuda Arrokuda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
847 Barraskewda Barraskewda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
852 Clobbopus Clobbopus
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
853 Grapploct Grapploct
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
865 Sirfetch'd Sirfetch'd
FightingIC Big.png Flying Field
870 Falinks Falinks
FightingIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
891 Kubfu Kubfu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
893 Zarude Zarude
DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC 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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
749 Mudbray Mudbray
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
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
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
209 Snubbull Snubbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy Dream World - Spooky Manor
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
448 Lucario LucarioLv. 50
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like Powerful Tag Lucario
648 Meloetta MeloettaLv. 50
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Spring 2013 Meloetta
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
893 Zarude Zarude
DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Jungle Zarude
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Close Combat is a move with 43 base power, 80% accuracy, and 7 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, lowering their own Defense and Special Defense by one stage each.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Close Combat is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

GO Fighting.png Close Combat
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 100 100
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1 - 2.3 seconds
Close Combat GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 45 45
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 2 Defense
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility

Primeape Machamp Hitmonlee Hitmonchan Pinsir Granbull Heracross Ursaring Hitmontop Hariyama Zangoose Infernape Staraptor Lucario Gallade Braviary Cobalion Terrakion Virizion Keldeo Keldeo (Resolute Form) Meloetta (Pirouette Forme) Perrserker Sirfetch'd

By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot

Smeargle

As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Energy cost: 60 → 45
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. But it also reduces the user's Defense and Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるが じぶんの ぼうぎょ とくぼうが 1だんかいさがる
MDGtI It damages an enemy but it also lowers your Defense and Special Defense. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It damages an enemy but also lowers your Defense and Sp. Def. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.

In the anime

Barry Hitmonlee Close Combat.png Dia Zeraora Close Combat.png Stephan Sawk Close Combat.png Ash Staraptor Close Combat.png
Hitmonlee Zeraora Sawk Staraptor
The user gets close to its opponent and attacks fiercely.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
392 Infernape Infernape repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Allegra's Infernape The Rise of Darkrai Debut
Flint's Infernape Flint Sparks the Fire! None
398 Staraptor Staraptor repeatedly kicks, pecks, and hits the opponent with its wings at a fast speed.
Barry's Staraptor Barry's Busting Out All Over! None
Ash's Staraptor Pursuing a Lofty Goal! None
448 Lucario Lucario repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Riley's Lucario Steeling Peace of Mind! None
Professor Kukui's Lucario Z-Move Showdown! None
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee's eyes glow metallic red and he repeatedly kicks the opponent over and over again.
Barry's Hitmonlee Casting a Paul on Barry! None
539 Sawk Sawk repeatedly attacks the opponent with a lightning fast barrage of open-handed strikes with both of his hands, or Sawk punches the opponent repeatedly with one of his fists, or Sawk quickly and repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent. After the attack, he lets out a deep breath and his arms shake.
Stephan's Sawk The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
648P Meloetta Pirouette Forme Meloetta repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Meloetta (anime) Expedition to Onix Island! None
807 Zeraora Zeraora repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Zeraora (M21) The Power of Us None
Dia's Zeraora Battling the Beast Within! None
296 Makuhita Makuhita repeatedly punches the opponent at a fast speed.
Hala's Makuhita A Timeless Encounter! None
853 Grapploct Grapploct repeatedly hits the opponent at a fast speed.
Bea's Grapploct JN034 None

In the manga

In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

Core series games

Close Combat IV.png Close Combat BW.png Close Combat B2W2.png Close Combat VI.png Close Combat VII.png
Close Combat VII 2.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 BW BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Side series games

Close Combat 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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 近身戰 Káhnsānjin *
近身打 Káhnsāndá *
Mandarin 近身戰 / 近身战 Jìnshēnzhàn *
近身打 Jìn​shēn​dǎ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Nabijstrijd
France Flag.png French Close Combat
Germany Flag.png German Nahkampf
Greece Flag.png Greek Ξέφρενη Πάλη
India Flag.png Hindi कड़ी भिड़ंत Kadi Bhidant
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serangan Jarak Dekat
Italy Flag.png Italian Zuffa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 인파이트 In-Fight
Poland Flag.png Polish Walka Wręcz
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Corpo-a-corpo (games, BW106-present, TCG)
Multi Soco (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Corpo a Corpo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Luptă Corp la Corp
Duelul Strâns
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Borba Izbliza
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Combate Cercano
Spain Flag.png Spain A Bocajarro
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đấm Trực Diện


Variations of the move Superpower
Physical SuperpowerClose CombatDragon Ascent


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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