Low Kick (move)

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If you were looking for the move that is known as Low Kick in Japanese, see Low Sweep.

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Low Kick
けたぐり Kick Down
Low Kick.png
Low Kick 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  Varies
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  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the later it is used in a turn.

Low Kick (Japanese: けたぐり Kick Down) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I and II

Low Kick has a power of 50 and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. Accuracy in this Generation is 90%.

Low Kick cannot make a target with a substitute flinch.

Generation III onwards

Low Kick now has 100% accuracy, and its power is now dependent on the weight of the target, inflicting greater damage on heavier targets. Its power is calculated as follows (note that the game used weight in kilograms instead of pounds for all the cutoffs):

Target's Weight (metric) (imperial) Power
0.1 - 9.9 kg 0.1 - 21.8 lb
20
10.0 - 24.9 kg 21.9 - 55.0 lb
40
25.0 - 49.9 kg 55.1 - 110.0 lb
60
50.0 - 99.9 kg 110.2 - 220.2 lb
80
100.0 - 199.9 kg 220.4 - 440.7 lb
100
200.0 kg or more 440.9 lb or more
120


Low Kick no longer has the effect to potentially cause the target to flinch.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Fighting-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of making the target flinch if it connects.
Stad2 A Fighting-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of making the target flinch if it hits.
GSC An attack that may cause flinching.
RSE A kick that inflicts more damage on heavier foes.
FRLG A low, tripping kick that inflicts more damage on heavier foes.
Colo.XD A kick that inflicts more damage on heavier targets.
DPPtHGSS A powerful low kick that makes the foe fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier foes.
BWB2W2 A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier targets.
XYORAS
SM
A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move's power.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field 9 9RSE
6FRLG
1 1 1 1
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field 1, 9 1, 9RSE
1, 6FRLG
1 1 1 1
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like 20 1 1 1 1 1 1
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 20 1 1 1 1 1 1
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 20 1 1 1 1 1 1
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like 10 11BW
8B2W2
8 8
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral 19 17 1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 11BW
8B2W2
8 8
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9BW
8B2W2
8 8
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 11 1, 11BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field 1 1 1
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like 12 12 12
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like 12 12 12
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like 12 12 12
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon 1 1 16
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon 1 1 16
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Field Field
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Field Field
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Field Field
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
Undiscovered Undiscovered
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
504 Patrat Patrat
Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
Water 1 Water 1
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
Field Human-Like
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field
657 Frogadier Frogadier
Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1
660 Diggersby Diggersby
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
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 V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
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
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Field Field New York Pokémon Center
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying 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 Mystery Dungeon series

Low Kick has fixed base power, but the damage is multiplied by a factor based on the Pokédex weight of the Pokémon.

Target's Weight Multiplier
Less than 20 kg 153/256 (60%)
20 kg - 29.9 kg 179/256 (70%)
30 kg - 39.9 kg 204/256 (80%)
40 kg - 49.9 kg 230/256 (90%)
50 kg - 59.9 kg 256/256 (100%)
60 kg - 69.9 kg 281/256 (110%)
70 kg - 79.9 kg 307/256 (120%)
80 kg - 199 kg 332/256 (130%)
200 kg or more 358/256 (140%)


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 = 31 | Accuracy = 90%
Used by : Timburr

Pokémon GO

Low Kick
Fast Attack
Type Fighting
Power 5
Energy boost 7%
Duration 0.6 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
PrimeapeMachopMachokeRapidashHitmonleeKangaskhan
Electabuzz

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. The heavier the target, the greater the damage.
Conq. Unleash a powerful kick to knock the enemy off their feet.

In the anime

None.png Sudowoodo Low Kick.png Lenora Watchog Low Kick.png None.png
Sudowoodo Watchog
The user delivers a powerful low kick that makes the foe fall over.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo swipes its leg and trips the opponent.
A wild Sudowoodo Type Casting Debut
505 Watchog Watchog ducks down and swings one of its legs around, tripping the opponent, or Watchog jumps at the opponent and kicks its legs with one of its feet.
Lenora's Watchog The Battle According to Lenora! None
Three wild Watchog Emolga and the New Volt Switch! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Low Kick I.png Low Kick II.png Low Kick III.png Low Kick 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
Low Kick V.png Low Kick 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
Low Kick Stad.png Low Kick Stad2.png Low Kick Colo.png Low Kick 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

Trivia

  • Low Sweep is called ローキック Low Kick in Japanese versions.
    • Similarly, Meteor Mash is called コメットパンチ Comet Punch in Japanese versions.
    • This caused a mistake in the English dub of the anime episode Ash and Trip's Third Battle!, where Low Sweep is mistakenly called Low Kick.
  • This move is based on the sumo technique, "ketaguri," a kimarite in which the attacker leaps aside at the tachiai and sweeps his opponent's front leg from the inside while slapping the shoulder or pulling the arm.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 下踢 Xiàtī
Denmark Flag.png Danish Lavt Spark
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Lage Schop
Finland Flag.png Finnish Alapotku
France Flag.png French Balayage
Germany Flag.png German Fußkick
Greece Flag.png Greek Χαμηλή Κλωτσιά Chamilí klutsiá
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tendang Rendah
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpo Basso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 안다리걸기 Andarigeolgi
잡치기 Japchigi*
Poland Flag.png Polish Niski Kopniak
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Chute Baixo
Rasteira (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rasteira
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Niski šut
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America "Patada en los Cayos" (EP162)
Patada Baja
Spain Flag.png Spain Patada Baja
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Lågspark
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Çelme Takma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá Thấp


Variations of the move Low Kick
Physical Low Kick
Special Grass Knot


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