Crunch (move)

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Crunch
かみくだく Crunch
Crunch.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Crunch (Japanese: かみくだく Crunch) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. It can be seen as a more powerful version of Bite.

Effect

Generations II and III

Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage.

Generation IV onward

Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target's Spcl.Def.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl.Def.
RSEColo.XD Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower Sp. Def.
FRLG The foe is crunched with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSS The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
BWB2W2 The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SM
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field 22 22 22 22
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
Field Field 22
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field 24 24 24 24
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
Field Field 24
024 Arbok Arbok
Field Dragon 22 22 22 1
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field 47 37 37 37 37
030 Nidorina Nidorina
Undiscovered Undiscovered 53 43 43 43 43
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field 42 42BW
39B2W2
39 39
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
Amorphous Amorphous 32
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
Amorphous Amorphous 32
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster 31 37 37 37
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon 41ORAS 39
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying 33 33 33 33
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster 44 49 49 49
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1 27 27 27 27
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1 30 30 30 30
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1 32 32 32 32
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field 54 49 46 46 46XY
37ORAS
37
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral 49 49RSE
52FRLG
41DP
46PtHGSS
46BW
37B2W2
37 37
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy 53 49 49 49 49
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy 61 59 59 59 59
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field 43 49 48 49 49 49
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field 52 59 54 56 56 56
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 43 43 43 43
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster 43 43 37 41 41 41
247 Pupitar Pupitar
Monster Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field 41 53 53 53XY
37ORAS
34
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field 47 1, 65XY
1, 44ORAS
1, 40
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field 40 40 40 1
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy 36 36 36 36XY
29ORAS
29
318 Carvanha Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
36ORAS
36
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
40ORAS
40
328 Trapinch Trapinch
Bug Bug 33 33 33BW
34B2W2
34XY
22ORAS
22
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug 33
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug 33
336 Seviper Seviper
Field Dragon 28 28 28BW
45B2W2
45XY
40ORAS
39
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3 43FRLG 47 47 47XY
39ORAS
39
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3 51FRLG 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43
361 Snorunt Snorunt
Fairy Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41
362 Glalie Glalie
Fairy Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41
365 Walrein Walrein
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1 36 42 42 42XY
34ORAS
34
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon 41 46 46 46XY
25ORAS
25
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon 56 50 50 50XY
25ORAS
25
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon 61 53 53 53XY
25ORAS
25
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35DPPt
15HGSS
15 15XY
20ORAS
20
387 Turtwig Turtwig
Monster Grass 37 37 37 37
388 Grotle Grotle
Monster Grass 42 42 42 42
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass 45 45 45 45
399 Bidoof Bidoof
Water 1 Field 25
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field 28
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field 29DP
33PtHGSS
33 33 33
404 Luxio Luxio
Field Field 33DP
38PtHGSS
38 38 38
405 Luxray Luxray
Field Field 35DP
42PtHGSS
42 42 42
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field 26 26BW
1B2W2
1 1
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon 48 48 48 1
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
Field Field 31 31 31 31
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
Field Field 31 31 31 31
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3 45 56BW
45B2W2
45 45
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3 49 65BW
49B2W2
49 49
455 Carnivine Carnivine
Grass Grass 37 41 41 41
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33 33
504 Patrat Patrat
Field Field 16 16 16
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field 16 16 16
506 Lillipup Lillipup
Field Field 22 22 22
507 Herdier Herdier
Field Field 24 24 24
508 Stoutland Stoutland
Field Field 24 24 24
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field 43 43 43
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field 43 43 43
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field 43 43 43
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2 24 24 17
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field 28 28 28
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field 28 28 28
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field 28 28 28
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon 38 38 38
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon 38 38 38
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3 21 21 21
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3 21 21 21
566 Archen Archen
Flying Water 3 35 35 35
567 Archeops Archeops
Flying Water 3 35 35 35
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
Amorphous Amorphous 39 39 1
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Dragon Monster 25 25 25
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug 31 31 21
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25
641 Tornadus Tornadus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 43
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 43
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71
667 Litleo Litleo
Field Field 39 39
668 Pyroar Pyroar
Field Field 42 42
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like 39 39
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like 42 42
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon 34 34
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon 34 34
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Monster Monster 1, 65 1, 65
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 51
734 Yungoos Yungoos
Field Field 34
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
Field Field 39
736 Grubbin Grubbin
Bug Bug 22
737 Charjabug Charjabug
Bug Bug 25
744 Rockruff Rockruff
Field Field 40
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
Field Field 40
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Field Field 40
751 Dewpider Dewpider
Water 1 Bug 32
752 Araquanid Araquanid
Water 1 Bug 38
773 Silvally Silvally
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50
779 Bruxish Bruxish
Water 2 Water 2 28
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
023 Ekans Ekans
Field Dragon C
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
725 Litten Litten
Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
New York Pokémon Center
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 Conquest

 
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Table 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.
★★★★
Power = 43 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
Used by : Krookodile   Zweilous

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
Conq. The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.

In the anime

Angie Shinx Crunch.png Jasmine Steelix Crunch.png Ash Krokorok Crunch.png Grant Tyrunt Crunch.png
Shinx Steelix Krokorok Tyrunt
The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
208 Steelix Steelix bites down hard on the opponent with its mouth.
Jasmine's Steelix Nerves of Steelix! Debut
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! Initially referred as Bite in the English dub
Harrison's Steelix Playing with Fire! None
403 Shinx Shinx bites down on the opponent using its mouth.
Angie's Shinx If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! None
389 Torterra Torterra bites down on the opponent with its mouth.
Paul's Torterra Pedal to the Mettle! None
158 Totodile Totodile's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Khoury's Totodile A Rivalry to Gible On! None
552 Krokorok Krokorok's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Ash's Krokorok Battling the Bully! None
553 Krookodile Krookodile's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Ash's Krookodile Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three! None
Mantle's Krookodile Rotom's Wish! None
505 Watchog Watchog's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Mikael's Watchog Curtain Up, Unova League! None
604 Eelektross Eelektross's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Kendrick's Eelektross Mission: Defeat Your Rival! None
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Grant's Tyrunt Climbing the Walls! None
A Scientist's Tyrunt The Tiny Caretaker! None
295 Exploud Exploud's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Blake and Heath's father's Exploud Splitting Heirs! None
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum's bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
A Scientist's Tyrantrum The Tiny Caretaker! None
229M Houndoom Houndoom's teeth glow orange and bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar's teeth glow white and it then bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
Alain's Tyranitar Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Crunch II.png Crunch III.png Crunch DPPt.png Crunch HGSS.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 DPPt 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
Crunch V.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
Crunch 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
Crunch Stad2.png Crunch Colo.png Crunch 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 咬碎 Yǎo​suì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kraak
Finland Flag.png Finnish Puristus*
France Flag.png French Mâchouille
Germany Flag.png German Knirscher
Greece Flag.png Greek Τραγάνισμα
India Flag.png Hindi कुचलने का हमला Kuchalne Ka Hamla
Italy Flag.png Italian Sgranocchio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깨물어부수기 Kkaemul'eobusugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Chrupanie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Mordida Selvagem
Mastigada (XY series and TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Esmagar
Triturar
Ataque Rosca (Pokémon Chronicles)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Scârțâitul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Drobljenje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bocado
Spain Flag.png Spain Triturar
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cắn Chặt



Variations of the move Crunch
Physical Crunch
Special Shadow BallFlash Cannon
Formerly a variation
Special Energy Ball


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