Pound (move)

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Pound
はたく Strike
Pound VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Pound (Japanese: はたく Strike) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Pound inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Pound can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Double Slap, Faint Attack and Slam to give two extra appeal points if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Slightly stronger than Tackle. Many Pokémon know this move.
GSC Pounds with forelegs or tail.
RSE Pounds the foe with forelegs or tail.
FRLG A physical attack delivered with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
Colo.XD Pounds the target with forelegs or tail.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
BWB2W2 The target is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The target is physically pounded with a long tail, a foreleg, or the like.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1PE 1
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 9 9 9 9 9 7XY
5ORAS
5SMUSUM
4PE
1
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 1PE 1
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 4PE 6
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1, 4PE 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1PE 1
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
088 Grimer Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
089 Muk Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 1
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1USUMPE 1
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1SwSh
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9 9 9XY
5ORAS
5 1
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 1
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1 1 1 1 1
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1BDSP
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1BDSP
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
394 Prinplup Prinplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1BDSP
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1BDSP
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1BDSP
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1BDSP
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 1
486 Regigigas Regigigas
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1SwSh
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
568 Trubbish Trubbish
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1SwSh
569 Garbodor Garbodor
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1SwSh
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1SwSh
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 8SwSh
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1SwSh
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 1 1
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1 1
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1 4SwSh
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1SwSh
728 Popplio Popplio
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1 1SwSh
729 Brionne Brionne
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1 1SwSh
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1 1SwSh
741 Oricorio Oricorio
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1SwSh
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1SwSh
816 Sobble Sobble
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1SwSh
817 Drizzile Drizzile
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1SwSh
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1SwSh
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1SwSh
898 Calyrex Calyrex
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
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, Pound is a move with 8 base power, 90% accuracy and 22PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's power has been changed to 6 and its PP to 27.

Super Smash Bros. series

Pound is Jigglypuff's neutral special in Super Smash Bros. and its side special from Super Smash Bros. Melee onwards. It is mainly used as an alternate recovery move, since its up special, Sing, does not help Jigglypuff recover. The move does extra shield damage and can thus be used to easily break shields.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 26
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users: Igglybuff   Audino
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

GO Normal.png Pound
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 7
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.34 - 0.54 seconds
Pound GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 4
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
ClefairyJigglypuffWigglytuffDrowzeeChanseyMewCleffaIgglybuffSmoochumBlisseyTreeckoWhismurGulpinPiplupBunearyLopunnyMime Jr.HappinyFinneonAudinoTimburrTrubbishMinccinoCinccinoGothitaGothoritaMienfooFroakieFrogadierPopplioOricorio (Baile Style)Oricorio (Pom-Pom Style)Oricorio (Pa'u Style)Oricorio (Sensu Style)
By Elite Fast TM
ClefableJynx
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 8 → 7
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.54 → 1.04 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 8 → 7
    • Energy boost: 7 → 6
    • Duration: 1.04 → 0.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • November 29, 2021
    • Power: 5 → 4

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Pound is Wigglytuff's and Blissey's first move.

Wigglytuff starts with the move. The user slaps the area in front of them twice, damaging and slowing enemies in a cone. At level 6, it is replaced by either Double Slap or Dazzling Gleam.

Blissey starts with the move. The user pounds in a designated direction, damaging and slowing enemies hit. At level 6, it is replaced by either Egg Bomb or Helping Hand.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
Conq. The target is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

Goh Drizzile Pound.png Ash Sceptile Pound.png Normajean Igglybuff Cleffa.png Delbert Mienshao Pound.png
Drizzile Sceptile Igglybuff and Cleffa Mienshao
The opponent is physically hit by a body part of the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff slaps the opponent across the face.
Jigglypuff (anime) Clefairy Tales Debut
035 Clefairy Clefairy slaps the opponent across the face.
Clefairy (recurring) Clefairy Tales None
252 Treecko Treecko swings its tail and hits the opponent with it, or Treecko slams its hand on the opponent.
Ash's Treecko Tree's a Crowd None
Professor Birch's Treecko A Six Pack Attack! None
253 Grovyle Grovyle swings its head and hits the opponent with the large leaf on its head.
Ash's Grovyle Exploud and Clear None
254 Sceptile Sceptile swings around and hits the opponent with its tail.
Ash's Sceptile Ka Boom with a View! None
440 Happiny One or both of Happiny's arms glow white and she strikes the opponent, leaving behind a white trail where she punched.
Brock's Happiny Tanks for the Memories! None
Narissa's Ditto One in the form of Happiny Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
Narissa's Ditto Two in the form of Happiny Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
393 Piplup One of Piplup's arms glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Tyler's Pippy The Thief That Keeps On Thieving! None
113 Chansey A quarter of Chansey's arm glows bright light-blue and she stabs the opponent with it.
Nurse Joy's Chansey Pedal to the Mettle! None
174 Igglybuff One of Igglybuff's arms glows white and it swings its arm, firing a while crescent blade of energy from its hand at the opponent.
An Igglybuff under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
173 Cleffa One of Cleffa's arms glows white and it swings its arm, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from its hand at the opponent.
A Cleffa that was under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
216 Teddiursa One of Teddiursa's arms glows white and it swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from it at the opponent.
A Teddiursa under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! Teddiursa cannot legally learn Pound
238 Smoochum One of Smoochum's arms glows white and she swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from her arm at the opponent.
A Smoochum under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
620 Mienshao One of Mienshao's arm furs glows white and it swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from its arm at the opponent, or Mienshao attacks the target with a simple strike with one of its arm furs.
Delbert's Mienshao Search for the Clubultimate! None
Ikari's Mienshao Smashing with Sketch! None
656 Froakie One of Froakie's hands glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Ash's Froakie An Appetite for Battle! None
816 Sobble Sobble repeatedly hits the opponent.
Goh's Sobble Sobbing Sobble! None
427 Buneary Buneary repeatedly hits the opponent with its ears or by kicking them.
Team Rocket's Buneary Gotta Catch a What?! None
568 Trubbish Trubbish's hands glow yellow and it hits the opponent with them.
A Pokémon hunter's Trubbish Healing the Healer! None
096 Drowzee Drowzee's hands glow yellow and it hits the opponent with them.
Goh's Drowzee Healing the Healer! None
817 Drizzile Drizzile repeatedly hits the opponent with its tail.
Goh's Drizzile Detective Drizzile! None


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

None.png Brendan Treecko Pound ORAS Trailer.png None.png None.png
Treecko
The user hits the opponent with a part of its body.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
252 Treecko Treecko leaps into the air and slams its tail down on the opponent.
Brendan's Treecko Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None


Pokémon Evolutions

None.png Barry Piplup Pound Evolutions.png None.png None.png
Piplup
The opponent is physically hit by a body part of the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
393 Piplup Piplup's arms glow white. It then hits the opponent with one of them.
Barry's Piplup The Rival Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Magical Pokémon Journey


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 拍擊 Paakgīk
Mandarin 拍擊 / 拍击 Pāijí
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Rána
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dunk
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Stamp
Finland Flag.png Finnish Nuija (OS)
Mäjäys (AG)
France Flag.png French Écras'Face*
Ecras'Face*
Germany Flag.png German Klaps*
Pfund*
Greece Flag.png Greek Κοπάνισμα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pukul
Tampar
Italy Flag.png Italian Botta*
Libbra*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 막치기 Makchigi
Lithuania Flag.png Lithuanian Smūgis
Poland Flag.png Polish Grom*
Mocny Cios*
Atak Pięścią*
Kopnięcie*
Boczny Atak*
Atak Totalny*
Kontratak*
Megacios*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pancada (games, SM066-present, TCG, manga)
Tapa
Bater (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Martelar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pancada
Romania Flag.png Romanian Greutatea
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Udar
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Destructor (EP062)
Mazo (AG007-AG065)
Golpe de Cresta* (AG066-AG161)
Golpe de Cola* (AG071)
Golpe Recto (AG164)
Golpazo (AG191)
Golpe (DP062-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Destructor
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Slagattack
Slag*
Thailand Flag.png Thai ปัด
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Vurma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đập



Variations of the move Gust
PhysicalIC.png PoundScratchTackleLeafageBranch Poke
SpecialIC.png GustFairy Wind


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