Beat Up (move)

If you were looking for the Pokémon Trading Card Game deck archetypes, see Beat Up (TCG).
Beat Up
ふくろだたき Gang Up
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works well if the user is pumped up.

Beat Up (Japanese: ふくろだたき Gang Up) is a damage-dealing Dark-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Sneasel. In Generation VIII, it is TM37.

Effect

Generation II

Beat Up inflicts damage on the target from the user, and each conscious Pokémon in the user's party that does not have a non-volatile status. Each strike is typeless and has a base power of 10; damage is determined using each attacking Pokémon's base Attack and level and the target's base Defense. Beat Up ignores changes to stat levels such as Swords Dance. Same-type attack bonus is not considered when calculating damage. Each strike is preceded with the message "<name>'s Attack!", where <name> is the name of the Pokémon in the player's party.

Each strike has an independent chance of being a critical hit, as well as activating a King's Rock. Beat Up will end instantly upon breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter deal damage based on the last strike alone. If Beat Up activates a target's Focus Band, no subsequent hits can knock it out.

Generations III and IV

Beat Up may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. If a Pokémon uses Beat Up on its partner in a Double Battle, the partner will attack itself (unless it suffers from a status ailment). If Beat Up activates a target's Focus Sash, no subsequent hits can knock it out. Beat Up ignores Wonder Guard, as it is considered a typeless attack. The Sniper Ability does not affect critical hits. Each strike has an independent chance of activating a Razor Fang.

Generation V onward

Instead of using each party member's Attack stat, the user's Attack alone is used to calculate the damage of each strike. Because of this, Beat Up is now affected by boosts like from Swords Dance and Attack-boosting items like Choice Band. Furthermore, the base power per strike is no longer 10, but instead individually based on the Attack base stats of the party Pokémon:

 

Beat Up now receives STAB from Dark-type users and no longer deals typeless damage.

Beat Up no longer lists the user's name. Each strike will activate Justified and Weak Armor. If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent. Each strike has an independent chance of activating Stench, but this does not stack with the Razor Fang or King's Rock.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. The user's fellow party Pokémon appear to pummel the target.
GSC Party Pokémon join in the attack.
RSEColo.XD Summons party Pokémon to join in the attack.
FRLG All party Pokémon join in the attack. The more allies, the more damage.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user gets all the party Pokémon to attack the foe. The more party Pokémon, the more damage.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user gets all party Pokémon to attack the target. The more party Pokémon, the greater the number of attacks.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field 57 57 38 42BW
28B2W2
28 28 42
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 27 25 25 25
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 28 26 26 26
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 1
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 24
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 24
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug 12
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2 33 8
766   Passimian
  Field Field 15 15
827   Nickit
  Field Field 4
828   Thievul
  Field Field 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 TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM37
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
766   Passimian
  Field Field
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
827   Nickit
  Field Field
828   Thievul
  Field Field
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
190   Aipom
  Field Field
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
551   Sandile
 
 
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon Dream World - Dream Park
050   Diglett
  Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
198   Murkrow
 
 
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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
547   Whimsicott
  Grass Fairy Powerful Tag Pokémon
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 Rumble Blast

The user damages all Pokémon directly in front of it. Beat Up will hit once for each team member, including the user.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Beat Up is a move with 15PP. The user warps all allies on the floor, placing them up to 2 tiles away from the user; Beat Up only works on teammates while it doesn’t work on clients visiting the player’s team. The move will fail to warp a Pokémon if there's not enough space for it within the given area; the move considers only land tiles, even if the Pokémon can travel through non-standard tiles. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Summons the team members around the user.
MDTDS Summons the team members from the floor to surround the user.
BSL なかまの ポケモンたちを じぶんの まわりに よびよせる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It warps all your teammates to your side.
MDRTDX It warps all your teammates close to the targeted enemy.


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 圍攻 Wàihgūng *
痛打一氣 Tungdá Yāthei *
Mandarin 圍攻 / 围攻 Wéigōng *
痛打一氣 / 痛打一气 Tòngdǎ Yīqì *
  French Baston
  German Prügler
  Greek Ξυλοδαρμός
  Italian Picchiaduro
  Korean 집단구타 Jipdan Guta
Portuguese   Brazil Espancar
  Portugal União de Equipe
  Serbian Tuča
  Spanish Paliza
  Vietnamese Đánh Hội Đồng



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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