Air Cutter (move)

Air Cutter
エアカッター Air Cutter
Air Cutter VIII.png
Air Cutter VIII 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  60
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Air Cutter (Japanese: エアカッター Air Cutter) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III-V

Air Cutter deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. It hits both opponents in a Double Battle and all opposing adjacent Pokémon in Triple Battles.

Generation VI onward

Air Cutter's power changed from 55 to 60. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents. Air Cutter will also knock down Berries growing on Berry trees found in the background of battles.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Hacks with razorlike wind. High critical-hit ratio.
FRLG The foe is hit with razor-like wind. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user launches razorlike wind to slash the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2 The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing team. Critical hits land more easily.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.
SwSh The user launches razor-like wind to slash opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 31 25 25BW
26B2W2
26XY
19ORAS
19SMUSUM 25
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 35 27 27BW
28B2W2
28XY
19ORAS
19SMUSUM 27
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 21 21 21 21SMUSUM 25
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 35 27 27BW
28B2W2
28XY
19ORAS
19 27
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 29 24DP
23PtHGSS
23 23XY
12ORAS
12
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 1
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug 20ORAS 20
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying 33B2W2 33XY
22ORAS
22
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 22ORAS 22
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 15 15 15 16
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 15 15 15 16
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 15 15 15 16
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying 21 21 21 15
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying 21 21 21 15
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying 21 21 21 15
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 19 20
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon 23 23 24
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon 23 23 24
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying 13
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 20
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, Evo.USUM 1, Evo.
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying
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 Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Bug
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Bug
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug
487   Giratina
Altered Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
Origin Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug 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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Air Cutter is a move with base power of 2, 17PP and 90% accuracy. It damages an enemy in the front, while cutting corners, and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Pokémon GO

  Air Cutter
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.7 seconds
Damage window 1.8 - 2.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 55  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
             
By Elite Charged TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 25 → 30
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 30 → 60
    • Energy cost: 25 → 50
    • Duration: 3.3 → 2.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.2 - 3.1 → 1.8 - 2.5 seconds

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 43 51 95% All opponents Critical hits land more easily.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

       
Unfezant Golbat Swoobat Crobat and Skarmory
The user flaps its wings and releases energy blades from them at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Golbat Golbat flaps its wings and a strong gust with light blue 'S'-shaped energy blades in it flies and slashes at the opponent; or, Golbat waves one of its wings and a white cresent-shaped energy flies out and hits the opponent; or, Golbat releases light blue 'S'-shaped energy disks from its mouth at the opponent.
Tabitha's Golbat Fight for the Meteorite Debut
A Team Magma Grunt's Golbat Fight for the Meteorite Debut
Agatha's Golbat The Scheme Team None
J's henchmen's Golbat Ill-Will Hunting! None
Galactic Grunts' multiple Golbat Enter Galactic! None
  Skarmory Skarmory opens its mouth and releases a strong gust with light blue 'S' shaped energy blades in it at the opponent; or, Skarmory's wings glow white and it flaps them, releasing light blue 'S' shaped energy disks at the opponent; or, Skarmory flaps its wings, releasing multiple light blue blades of energy from them at the opponent.
Green Army's Skarmory Lucario and the Mystery of Mew None
Taylor's Skarmory Pursuing a Lofty Goal! None
Team Rocket's Skarmory Dreams Are Made of These! None
  Pidove Pidove waves its wings in an 'X' like motion and a light blue 'X' shaped energy is released from the tip of its wings at the opponent, or Pidove crosses its wings in front of its body and opens them up quickly, releasing multiple light blue 'X' shaped energy from its wings at the opponent.
Multiple wild Pidove Enter Iris and Axew! None
Ash's Pidove Enter Iris and Axew! None
  Tranquill Tranquill waves its wings in an 'X' like motion and a light blue 'X' shaped energy is released from the tips of its wings at the opponent or Tranquill's wings glow light blue and it fire many light blue blades from them at the opponent, or Tranquill glows white and releases light blue crescent shaped blades from its wings at the opponent.
Trip's Tranquill A Venipede Stampede! None
Ash's Tranquill Cottonee in Love! None
  Swoobat Swoobat flaps its wings and light blue crescent shaped blades or a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades are released from the tips of its wings at the opponent.
Skyla's Swoobat Cilan Takes Flight! None
  Unfezant Unfezant flaps its wings and releases a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades from the tips of its wings at the opponent.
Ash's Unfezant An Amazing Aerial Battle! None
  Riolu Riolu swings its arms inwards and releases a stream of light blue 'X' shaped blades from its hands at the opponent.
Cameron's Riolu Cameron's Secret Weapon! Used via Copycat
  Crobat Crobat flaps its wings, releasing multiple light blue blades of energy from them at the opponent.
Team Rocket's Crobat Dreams Are Made of These! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Air Cutter is the only damage-dealing Flying-type move that cannot hit non-adjacent foes in Triple Battles.
  • Air Cutter is one of three moves that can be used to collect Berries from the Berry trees appearing behind foes in wild battles, the others being Twister and Blizzard.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 空氣利刃 Hūnghei Leihyahn *
破空斬 Pohūng Jáam *
Mandarin 空氣利刃 / 空气利刃 Kōngqì Lìrèn *
破空斬 / 破空斩 Pòkōng Zhǎn *
  Danish Luftskærer
  Dutch Luchtsnijder
  Finnish Ilmasirppi (AG054)
Ilmaleikkuri (AG132)
  French Tranch'Air
  German Windschnitt
  Greek Αεροκόπτης
  Indonesian Pisau Udara
  Italian Aerasoio
  Korean 에어컷터 Air Cutter
  Polish Powietrzny Nóż
Portuguese   Brazil Cortador de Ar (games, BW107-present, TCG, manga)
Ar Cortante (early anime)
  Portugal Cortador de Ar (Advanced Challenge)
Corte Aéreo (Advanced Battle)
Ar Cortante (DP Battle Dimension)
Corta o Ar (DP Galactic Battles)
Golpe de Ar (Best Wishes series)
  Romanian Tăietorul de Aer
  Serbian Razorni vetar
Spanish   Latin America Aire Cortante (AG054, BW002)
Cortador de Aire (AG132-DP045)
Aire Afilado (DP118)
  Spain Aire Afilado
  Thai แอร์คัตเตอร์
  Vietnamese Phi Đao Không Khí*
Máy Cắt Không Khí



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