Vacuum-Cut (move)

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しんくうぎり Vacuum Cut
Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room
Type  ???
Category  Special
PP 7
Hit Ratio 100%
Power Special
Extra Effects None
  • Affected by the Protect status
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by the Snatch status
  • Not affected by the Mirror Move status
  • Not affected by the Muzzled status
All enemies in the room

Vacuum-Cut (Japanese: しんくうぎり Vacuum Cut) is a damage-dealing typeless move introduced in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team.


Generation III

Vacuum-Cut inflicts a fixed amount of 35 damage on all foes in the room. No Pokémon learn it via gaining levels; however, it can still be taught to many Pokémon via TM. As the attack is typeless, it bypasses Wonder Guard. Despite being a damaging move, it is affected by Taunt.

Generation IV

Vacuum-Cut now does a fixed amount of 18 damage on all foes in the room. This move can be affected by Normalize and have its damage increased by STAB.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, the move is no longer affected by Taunt.


Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on all foes in the room.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room.



# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
All Pokémon who can learn TMs can learn Vacuum-Cut.
Some Pokémon who cannot usually learn TMs can learn this TM, and are marked by ✔.
Pokémon who cannot are marked by ✘.
010 Caterpie Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
132 Ditto Ditto
NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
201 Unown Unown
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
374 Beldum Beldum
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
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 languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Aéro-Lames
Germany Flag.png German Vakuumhieb
Italy Flag.png Italian Colposicuro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 진공베기 Jin-gongbegi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cortaviento

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