ハサミギロチン Pincer Guillotine
Guillotine will not affect a target whose current Speed stat is greater than the user's current Speed stat.
The accuracy of Guillotine now follows the formula below.
This formula means that the accuracy starts at approximately 30% and grows by approximately 0.78% for every level higher than the target that the user is.
Guillotine's efficacy is no longer based on the target's Speed; instead, now it cannot affect a target that has a higher level than the user.
Generations III to VII
Despite having an accuracy of 30% listed, Guillotine's chance of hitting is independent of accuracy and evasion stats; instead, it depends on the level of the user and the level of the target and is worked out with the formula
Guillotine can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining two extra appeal points if the move Vice Grip was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give three extra appeal points if one of the moves Lock-On, Mind Reader, or Miracle Eye was used in the prior turn.
When used in a Max Raid Battle against a Dynamax Pokémon while it is under the effect of a mysterious barrier, Guillotine will deplete two bars of the barrier's strength. Otherwise, Guillotine will always fail against Dynamax Pokémon.
By leveling up
||Water 1||Water 3||44RSE
||Water 1||Water 3||52RSE
|1, 55||1, 55|
||Human-Like||71||1, 71||1, 71||71|
||Bug||61||1, 61||1, 51||56|
|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
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Guillotine has 12PP and 35% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front and makes them faint through "calamitous damage" (internally treated as 9999 damage), regardless of the level. Although most damaging moves can damage a Pokémon immune to the move in main series, Guillotine will always fail if the target has the type immunity.
In the anime
|A vicious, tearing attack with pincers that always makes the opponent faint.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Alain's Bisharp||Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!||None|
|Durant||Durant opens its mandibles wide as they glow light blue and grow in size. It then crunches the opponent with them.|
|A wild Durant||Battling the Leaf Thieves!||None|
In the manga
|The user closes its pincers or claws around the opponent.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Krabby||Krabby closes its pincers around the opponent.|
|Misty's Krabby||Airing Out Aerodactyl||Debut|
|Corphish||Corphish closes its pincers around the opponent.|
|Tierno's Corphish||Flabébé Blooms||None|
|Crawdaunt||Crawdaunt closes its pincers around the opponent.|
|Tierno's Crawdaunt||Xerneas Gives||None|
- In Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming, a Pinsir that Emerald was renting from the Battle Factory was revealed to know Guillotine by Emerald's Pokédex.
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- The Axew and Pawniard evolutionary lines, as well as Kartana, can learn this move despite all six lacking pincers (which are necessary for the move, as indicated by the move description and Japanese name). However, in the anime, Pawniard and Bisharp are seen using this move by slashing at the opponent with their blades.
- With the exception of Smeargle, no Pokémon that learns Guillotine can learn any of the other one-hit knockout moves.
In other languages
|One-hit knockout moves|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|