Vice Grip (move)

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Vice Grip
はさむ Clamp
ViceGrip V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  55
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.

Vice Grip (Japanese: はさむ Clamp), formatted as ViceGrip prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Vice Grip inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Vice Grip can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Bind and Guillotine to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack used only by Pokémon with pincers. The target is gripped and injured.
GSC Grips with powerful pincers.
RSE Grips the foe with large and powerful pincers.
Colo.XD Grips the target with large and powerful pincers.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
Huge, impressive pincers grip and squeeze the foe.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The target is gripped and squeezed from both sides to inflict damage.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 20 12 12 5 5 5 5
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 1, 20 1, 12 1, 12 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 21 21 21 21XY
17ORAS
17
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 10 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 9 9
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 9 1, 9
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
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 GO

Vice Grip
Special Attack
Type Normal
Power 35
Energy bar 3
Duration 1.9 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
KrabbyKinglerPinsir
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Vice Grip had a power of 15.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Vice Grip had a power of 25, an energy bar of 5, and a duration of 2.1 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target.

In the anime

Rodman Clauncher Vice Grip.png Ash Corphish ViceGrip.png Ash Kingler ViceGrip.png Ash Krabby ViceGrip.png
Clauncher Corphish Kingler Krabby
Huge, impressive pincers grip and squeeze the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
127 Pinsir Pinsir grabs the opponent with the horns on its head.
Samurai's Pinsir Challenge of the Samurai Debut
Howie's Pinsir The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
098 Krabby Krabby pinches the opponent with one or both of its claws.
A wild Krabby The Evolution Solution None
099 Kingler Kingler pinches the opponent with one or both of its claws.
Ash's Kingler Round One - Begin! None
341 Corphish Corphish pinches the opponent with one or both of its claws.
A wild Corphish Which Wurmple's Which? None
Ash's Corphish Seeing is Believing! None
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt slams one of its claws into the opponent.
Mr. Saridakis's Crawdaunt On Olden Pond None
692 Clauncher Clauncher pinches the opponent with one of its claws.
Rodman's Clauncher Going for the Gold! None

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

ViceGrip I.png ViceGrip II.png ViceGrip III.png ViceGrip IV.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 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

ViceGrip Stad.png ViceGrip Stad2.png ViceGrip Colo.png ViceGrip XD.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 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
ViceGrip 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 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
ViceGrip PMD RB.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 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

Trivia

  • Vice Grip's name refers to the vise, a mechanical tool which firmly holds an object that one is working on; although official English translations normally use American English spelling conventions, the move's name instead uses the Commonwealth English spelling of vice[1].

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 夾住 Gaapjyuh *
剪斷 Jíndyuhn *
鉗住 Kìhmjyuh *
Mandarin 夾住 / 夹住 Jiāzhù *
剪斷 Jiǎnduàn *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skruestik
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Handgreep
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kuristusote*
France Flag.png European French Force Poigne
Germany Flag.png German Klammer
Greece Flag.png Greek Λαβή Σφιγκτήρας
India Flag.png Hindi दमदार शिकंजा Damdaar Shikanja
Italy Flag.png Italian Presa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 찝기 Jjipgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Agarramento Viciado (games, TCG)
Vice-Agarrar (anime)
Aperto com Garra (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Garra Tenaz (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Stega
Spain Flag.png Spanish Agarre
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Kloattack
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kıskaç Kolu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kẹp

References


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