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Cut (move)

This article is about the move Cut. For the field move, see Field Move (Ranger).

Cut
いあいぎり Iai Cut
Cut.png
Cut OW.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  50
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Usable outside of battle
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Cut (Japanese: いあいぎり Iai Cut) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It is HM01 in all generations so far.

Effect

In battle

Cut inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Outside of battle

Generation I-III

A Pokémon using Cut can remove a certain type of tree, which acts as an obstacle between the player and their destination. It can also be used to cut tall grass. In Pokémon Emerald, a Pokémon with Hyper Cutter can cut a larger area of tall grass around the user.

Generation IV and on

Cut can no longer remove tall grass.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Also used for cutting small bushes to open new paths.
GSC Cuts using claws, scythes, etc.
RSE Cuts the foe with sharp scythes, claws, etc.*
Attacks the foe with sharp blades or claws.*
FRLG A basic attack. It can be used to cut down thin trees and grass.
Colo.XD Cuts the target with sharp scythes, claws, etc.
PMDRB Damages all foes around the user.
DPPtHGSS The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
BWB2W2 The target is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
XY The target is cut with a scythe or claw. This can also be used to cut down thin trees.

Learnset

By HM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
HM01
II
HM01
III
HM01
IV
HM01
V
HM01
VI
HM01
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison
046 Paras Paras Grass Bug
047 Parasect Parasect Grass Bug
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass
541 Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby Normal Normal
660 Diggersby Diggersby Normal Ground
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
716 Xerneas Xerneas Fairy Fairy
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Scyther Cut.png Trip Servine Cut.png Harley Cacturne Cut.png Ash Froakie Cut.png
Scyther Servine Cacturne Froakie
The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
123 Scyther Scyther uses its scythes to strike down its opponent, or Scyther cuts the opponent with one of its scythes.
Yas's Scyther Showdown at Dark City Debut
Tracey's Scyther Showdown at the Oak Corral None
A Coordinator's Scyther Mounting a Coordinator Assault! None
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd uses its leek to slice through objects.
Sylvester's Farfetch'd A Farfetch'd Tale None
274 Nuzleaf The leaf on Nuzleaf's head glows white and it uses it to slice through objects.
A wild Nuzleaf Turning Over a Nuzleaf None
332 Cacturne The dark green patches on Cacturne's arms glow white and grow into long white needles. It then slices the opponent with them.
Harley's Cacturne New Plot, Odd Lot! None
192 Sunflora Sunflora's leaf-like arms glow white and it slices the opponent.
Nando's Sunflora A Secret Sphere of Influence! None
152 Chikorita Chikorita slices the opponent using the leaf on its head.
A wild Chikorita Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
496 Servine Both or one of Servine's arms glow light blue and it slices the opponent with one of them. When it slashes, it leaves behind a light blue, almost white, trail of energy where it slashed.
Trip's Servine A Rival Battle for Club Champ! None
505 Watchog The white part of Watchog's arm glows light blue and it slices the opponent with it.
Halsey's Watchog The Pokémon Harbor Patrol! None
656 Froakie Froakie forms a white needle in one of his hands and uses it to strike the opponent. The slash leaves a white trail of energy afterwards.
Ash's Froakie Forging Forest Friendships! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

In battle

Cut I.png Cut II.png Cut III.png Cut 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Cut V.png Cut 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Cut Stad.png Cut Stad2.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Outside of battle

Tree

Cut I OW.png Cut II OW.png Cut RSE OW.png Cut FRLG OW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal RSE Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Cut DPPt OW.png Cut HGSS OW.png Cut V OW.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)
FRLG DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
RGBY
RGBY Cut.png
GSC
GSC Cut.png
RSE
RSE Cut.png
FRLG
FRLG Cut.png
DPPtHGSS
G4 Cut.png
BWB2W2
Gen V Cut.png

Tall grass

Cut I OW grass.png Cut II OW grass.png Cut RSE OW grass.png Cut FRLG OW grass.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal RSE Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 斬擊
Mandarin 一字斬 Yīzì Zhǎn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Snij Aanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Leikkuu
France Flag.png French Coupe
Germany Flag.png German Zerschneider
Greece Flag.png Greek Κόψιμο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Potong
Italy Flag.png Italian Taglio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 풀베기 Pul Begi
Poland Flag.png Polish Cięcie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cortar
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque Cortante (PC)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Seča
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Corte
Corta* (AG174)
Spain Flag.png Spain Corte
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kesme


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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