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Crunch (move)

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Crunch
かみくだく Crunch
Crunch VIII.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Crunch (Japanese: かみくだく Crunch) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TR32 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations II and III

Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage.

Crunch can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if move Scary Face was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV onward

Crunch now has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target's Spcl.Def.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl.Def.
RSEColo.XD Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower Sp. Def.
FRLG The foe is crunched with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
BWB2W2 The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1PE
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22 22SMUSUM
18PE
019 Rattata Rattata
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 22SMUSUM
18PE
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 24 24 24 24SMUSUM
18PE
020 Raticate Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 24SMUSUM
18PE
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 22 22 22 1, Evo.
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 47 37 37 37 37SMUSUM
24PE
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 53 43 43 43 43SMUSUM
39PE
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, Evo.PE
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field 42 45BW
39B2W2
39 39SMUSUM
28PE
32
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1
088 Grimer Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32SMUSUM
36PE
089 Muk Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32SMUSUM
36PE
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 1PE
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 31 37 37 37SMUSUM
39PE
36
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon 41ORAS 39SMUSUM
36PE
24
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 33 33 33 33SMUSUM
35PE
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 44 49 49 49SMUSUM
58PE
24
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 27 27 27 27
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 30 30 30 30
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 32 32 32 32
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 54 49 46 46 46XY
37ORAS
37
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 49 49RSE
52FRLG
41DP
46PtHGSS
54BW
37B2W2
37 37 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy 53 49 49 49 49
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy 61 59 59 59 59
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 43 49 48 49 49 49
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 52 59 54 56 56 56
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 43 43 43 43
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 43 43 37 41 41 41 27
247 Pupitar Pupitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47 27
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47 27
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 41 53 53 53XY
37ORAS
34
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 47 1, 65XY
1, 44ORAS
1, 40
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 40 40 40 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 36 36 36 36XY
29ORAS
29 28
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
36ORAS
36 32
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
40ORAS
40 34
328 Trapinch Trapinch
GroundIC Big.png Bug Dragon 33 33 33BW
34B2W2
34XY
22ORAS
22 28
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 33 1
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 33 1
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 28 28 28BW
45B2W2
45XY
40ORAS
39
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 43FRLG 47 47 47XY
39ORAS
39 40
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 51FRLG 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43 46
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41 55
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41 61
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 36 42 42 42XY
34ORAS
34
371 Bagon Bagon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 41 46 46 46XY
25ORAS
25
372 Shelgon Shelgon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 56 50 50 50XY
25ORAS
25
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 61 53 53 53XY
25ORAS
25
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35DPPt
15HGSS
15 15XY
20ORAS
20
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 37 37 37 37
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 42 42 42 42
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass 45 45 45 45
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field 25
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 28
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 29DP
33PtHGSS
33 33 33 36
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 33DP
38PtHGSS
38 38 38 48
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 35DP
42PtHGSS
42 42 42 56
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 26 26BW
1B2W2
1 1
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 48 48 48 1, Evo.
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 31 20
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 31 20
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 45 56BW
45B2W2
45 45 48
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 49 65BW
49B2W2
49 49 54
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 37 41 41 41
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 1
485 Heatran Heatran
FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33 33
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 16 16 16
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 16 16 16
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22 24
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 24 24 24 30
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 24 24 24 30
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43
513 Pansear Pansear
FireIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 24 24 17 32
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 28 28 28 27
552 Krokorok Krokorok
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 28 28 28 27
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 28 28 28 27
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 38 38 38 40
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 38 38 38 42
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 21 21 21
565 Carracosta Carracosta
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 21 21 21
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 35 35 35
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 35 35 35
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 39 39 1, Evo.
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster 25 25 25 40
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 31 31 21 36
633 Deino Deino
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32
634 Zweilous Zweilous
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 43
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 43
643 Reshiram Reshiram
DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71 16
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71 16
667 Litleo Litleo
FireIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 39 39
668 Pyroar Pyroar
FireIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 42 42
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 39 39 33
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 42 42 35
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 34 34
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 34 34
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 33
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 1, 65 1, 65 33
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 51
734 Yungoos Yungoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 34
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 39
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 22 35
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 43
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC Big.png Field Field 40 36
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 40 42
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 40 42
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 40USUM 42
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 32 24
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 38 26
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 45
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 28
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 42
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37
834 Drednaw Drednaw
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1
835 Yamper Yamper
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 30
836 Boltund Boltund
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 34
846 Arrokuda Arrokuda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 36
847 Barraskewda Barraskewda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 40
850 Sizzlipede Sizzlipede
FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40
851 Centiskorch Centiskorch
FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy 50
882 Dracovish Dracovish
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 56
883 Arctovish Arctovish
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 56
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 55
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 55
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
TR32
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
247 Pupitar Pupitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
328 Trapinch Trapinch
GroundIC Big.png Bug Dragon
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
552 Krokorok Krokorok
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
633 Deino Deino
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
643 Reshiram Reshiram
DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
FireIC Big.png Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC 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
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
819 Skwovet Skwovet
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
820 Greedent Greedent
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
828 Thievul Thievul
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
834 Drednaw Drednaw
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
835 Yamper Yamper
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
836 Boltund Boltund
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
846 Arrokuda Arrokuda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
847 Barraskewda Barraskewda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
850 Sizzlipede Sizzlipede
FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
851 Centiskorch Centiskorch
FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy
882 Dracovish Dracovish
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
883 Arctovish Arctovish
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC 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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon C
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
725 Litten Litten
FireIC 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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Mt. Battle TotodileXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field Battle Series 2009 Arcanine
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster Pokémon Adventure Camp Cranidos
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 Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Crunch is a move with 16 base power, 88% accuracy, and 13 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly lowering their Special Defense by one level. This move is affected by Muzzled status condition.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move now lowers Defense due to being reclassified as a physical move.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 43
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Users: Krookodile   Zweilous
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

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

GO Dark.png Crunch
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 3.2 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 3 seconds
Crunch GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 45 45
Secondary effect  ?
Effect chance  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility

Rattata (Alolan Form) Raticate (Alolan Form) Arcanine Grimer (Alolan Form) Kangaskhan Gyarados Totodile Croconaw Feraligatr Steelix Snubbull Granbull Teddiursa Houndour Houndoom Larvitar Pupitar Tyranitar Poochyena Mightyena Exploud Carvanha Sharpedo Trapinch Seviper Huntail Bagon Bidoof Luxio Luxray Stunky Skuntank Drapion Carnivine Froslass Watchog Stoutland Pansage Simisage Pansear Simisear Panpour Simipour Sandile Krokorok Krookodile Archen Archeops Eelektrik Eelektross Deino Thundurus (Incarnate Forme) Thundurus (Therian Forme) Reshiram Zekrom

By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot

Smeargle

As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
Conq. The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also lower its Defense.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.

In the anime

In the main series

Angie Shinx Crunch.png Misty Mega Gyarados Crunch.png Ash Krokorok Crunch.png Grant Tyrunt Crunch.png
Shinx Mega Gyarados Krokorok Tyrunt
The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
208 Steelix Steelix bites down hard on the opponent with its mouth.
Jasmine's Steelix Nerves of Steelix! Debut
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! Initially referred as Bite in the English dub
Harrison's Steelix Playing with Fire! None
403 Shinx Shinx bites down on the opponent using its mouth.
Angie's Shinx If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! None
389 Torterra Torterra bites down on the opponent with its mouth.
Paul's Torterra Pedal to the Mettle! None
158 Totodile Totodile's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Khoury's Totodile A Rivalry to Gible On! None
552 Krokorok Krokorok's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Ash's Krokorok Battling the Bully! None
553 Krookodile Krookodile's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw or it opens its mouth and creates a white colored pair of sharp teeth in front of the opponent and then the teeth bites them.
Ash's Krookodile Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three! None
Mantle's Krookodile Rotom's Wish! None
Nanu's Krookodile Tough Guy Trials! None
505 Watchog Watchog's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Mikael's Watchog Curtain Up, Unova League! None
604 Eelektross Eelektross's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Kendrick's Eelektross Mission: Defeat Your Rival! None
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Grant's Tyrunt Climbing the Walls! None
A Scientist's Tyrunt The Tiny Caretaker! None
295 Exploud Exploud's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Blake and Heath's father's Exploud Splitting Heirs! None
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum's bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
A Scientist's Tyrantrum The Tiny Caretaker! None
229M Houndoom Houndoom's teeth glow orange and bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar's teeth glow white and it then bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
Alain's Tyranitar Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
745Mn Lycanroc Midnight Form Lycanroc bites down hard on the opponent.
Gladion's Lycanroc A Glaring Rivalry! None
130M Gyarados Mega Gyarados bites the opponent with its teeth.
Misty's Gyarados When Regions Collide! None
130 Gyarados Gyarados bites the opponent with its teeth.
A Trainer's Gyarados Battle Royal 151! None
262 Mightyena Mightyena opens its mouth and creates a yellow aura shaped like a set of teeth, which then bites down on the opponent.
Hodge's Mightyena Serving Up the Flute Cup! None

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

None.png Cheren Stoutland Masters Crunch.png None.png None.png
Stoutland
The user crunches up the opponent with sharp fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
508 Stoutland Stoutland opens its mouth and creates a red and black aura shaped like a set of teeth, which then bites down on the opponent.
Cheren's Stoutland Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


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


In other generations

Core series games

Crunch II.png Crunch III.png Crunch DPPt.png Crunch HGSS.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 DPPt 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
Crunch V.png Crunch VI.png Crunch VII.png Crunch PE.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

Side series games

Crunch Stad2.png Crunch Colo.png Crunch XD.png Crunch 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

Spin-off series games

Crunch PMD RB.png Crunch PMD TDS.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 咬碎 Ngáauhseui
Mandarin 咬碎 Yǎo​suì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kraak
Finland Flag.png Finnish Puristus*
France Flag.png French Mâchouille
Germany Flag.png German Knirscher
Greece Flag.png Greek Τραγάνισμα
India Flag.png Hindi कुचलने का हमला Kuchalne Ka Hamla
Italy Flag.png Italian Sgranocchio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깨물어부수기 Kkaemul'eobusugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Chrupanie*
Atak Kruszący*
Atak Zgniatania/Cios*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Mastigada (games, BW103-present, TCG)
Mordida Selvagem (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esmagar
Triturar
Ataque Rosca (Pokémon Chronicles)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Scârțâitul
Russia Flag.png Russian Хруст Khrust
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Drobljenje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Mordida*
Triturar
Spain Flag.png Spain Triturar
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cắn Chặt



Variations of the move Crunch
Physical Crunch
Special Shadow BallFlash Cannon
Formerly a variation
Special Energy Ball


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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