Anchor Shot (move)

Anchor Shot
アンカーショット Anchor Shot
Anchor Shot VIII.png
Anchor Shot VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Anchor Shot (Japanese: アンカーショット Anchor Shot) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Dhelmise.


Anchor Shot inflicts damage and prevents foes from fleeing or switching out as long as the user remains in battle. Wimp Out, Emergency Exit, the Red Card, the Shed Shell, and the Eject Button can bypass this effect.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Anchor Shot cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Anchor Shot cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user entangles the target with its anchor chain while attacking. The target becomes unable to flee.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Mineral Mineral 32 52
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other generations

Core series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擲錨 Jaahkmàauh
Mandarin 擲錨 / 掷锚 Zhímáo / Zhìmáo
  French Ancrage
  German Ankerschuss
  Italian Colpo d'Ancora
  Korean 앵커샷 AengkeosyasIX+
앵커숏 AengkeosyosVIIVIII
  Brazilian Portuguese Tiro de Âncora
  Spanish Anclaje

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