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Karate Chop (Japanese: からてチョップ Karate Chop) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was a Normal-type move.
Karate Chop deals damage and has an increased critical-hit ratio.
It is Normal-type in this generation.
Generations II to VII
Karate Chop is now a Fighting-type move.
Karate Chop can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, giving extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn. It can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination and gives an extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.
Karate Chop cannot be selected in a battle.
|| A Normal-type attack. Often turns into a critical hit and inflicts double the damage.
|| A Fighting-type attack. Often turns into a critical hit and inflicts double the damage.
|| Has a high critical hit ratio.
|| A chopping attack with a high critical-hit ratio.
| The foe is attacked with a sharp chop. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
| The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.
|| This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
In other games
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Karate Chop is a move with 10 base power, 18PP and 90% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in the front. Unlike in main series, this move does not have increased critical hit ratio, despite what the description says.
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move now has an increased critical hit ratio.
| Effect: Has an increased critical hit ratio.
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.
- Gyms & Raids
- July 30, 2016
- February 16, 2017
- Power: 6 → 8
- Energy boost: 8 → 10
- Duration: 0.8 → 1.3 seconds
- February 21, 2017
- Duration: 1.3 → 0.8 seconds
- Trainer Battles
| Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
|| てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
|| The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.
| It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
| The user karate chops the opponent.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Primeape's hand glows and then karate chops the opponent.
| Shinji's Primeape
In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages