Bite (move)

Bite
かみつく Bite
Bite VIII.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Bite (Japanese: かみつく Bite) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was a Normal-type move.

Effect

Generation I

Bite is a Normal-type move in this generation.

Bite inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Generation II onward

Bite is now a Dark-type move and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Bite can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if either the move Leer or Scary Face was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A bite made using sharp fangs. This may cause the opponent to flinch, and it might not attack.
GSC An attack that may cause flinching.
RSEColo.XD Bites with vicious fangs. May cause flinching.
FRLG The user bites with vicious fangs. It may make the foe flinch.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
BWB2W2 The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1 22 18 18 16 16 16 16SMUSUM
23PE
12
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1 24 19 19 16 16 16 17SMUSUM
27PE
12
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1 24 19 19 16 16 16 17SMUSUM
27PE
12
019   Rattata
  Field Field 10 10 10 10SMUSUM
12PE
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 10SMUSUM
12PE
020   Raticate
  Field Field 10 10 10 10SMUSUM
12PE
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 10SMUSUM
12PE
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon 17 15 13 9 9 9 9SMUSUM
12PE
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon 17 1, 15 1, 13 1,9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9SMUSUM
12PE
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 29RGB
30Y
30 20 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
12PE
30
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 32RGB
36Y
36 22 23 23 23 23SMUSUM
12PE
36
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 15 12 16 13 13BW
12B2W2
12XY
11ORAS
11SMUSUM
9PE
30
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 15 12 16 13 13BW
12B2W2
12XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11SMUSUM
1, 8PE
34
052   Meowth
  Field Field 12 11 11RSE
10FRLG
6 6 6 6SMUSUM
1, 3PE
16
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 6SMUSUM
1, 3PE
16
053   Persian
  Field Field 1, 12 1, 11 1, 11RSE
1, 10FRLG
1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6SMUSUM
1, 3PE
16
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1, 6SMUSUM
1, 3PE
16
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
059   Arcanine
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 7SMUSUM
24PE
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 7SMUSUM
24PE
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster 26 13 7 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
17PE
12
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon 1, 20RGB
20Y
20 20 20 20 20 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
133   Eevee
  Field Field 37RGB
30Y
30 30 29 29BW
17B2W2
17 17 25
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 40RGB
30Y
30 30 29 29BW 1
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1
136   Flareon
  Field Field 40RGB
30Y
30 30 29 29BW
17B2W2
17 17SMUSUM 25
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 13 13 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
22PE
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1, 13 1, 13 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7SMUSUM
22PE
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying 38 15 15 1 1 1 1 1
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 16
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 20 20 13 13 13 13
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1 21 21 13 13 13 13
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1 21 21 13 13 13 13
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 12 16 13 13BW
12B2W2
12XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 34
196   Espeon
  Field Field 1
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 1
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy 13 13 7 7 7 7
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy 13 13 7 7 7 7
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 20 25 17 16 16 16
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 20 27 17 16 16 16
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 12
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 12
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 12
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 13 13 13 13XY
10ORAS
10
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10
294   Loudred
  Monster Field 20 20 20 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
295   Exploud
  Monster Field 20 20 20 1 1
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 11 11 11 11XY
9ORAS
9 12
309   Electrike
  Field Field 33 28 28 28XY
24ORAS
24 20
310   Manectric
  Field Field 39 30 30 30XY
24ORAS
24 20
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 16
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 16
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 8
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 1 1
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 1 1
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon 10 10 10BW
5B2W2
5XY
4ORAS
4
359   Absol
  Field Field 21 28 28BW
20B2W2
20XY
16ORAS
16
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 10 10 10 10XY
19ORAS
19 35
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
19ORAS
19 35
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1 8 6 6 6XY
1ORAS
1
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon 5 5 5 5XY
10ORAS
10 5
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 1
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 1
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass 21 21 21 21
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass 22 22 22 22
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass 22 22 22 22
403   Shinx
  Field Field 13DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17 12
404   Luxio
  Field Field 13DP
18PtHGSS
18 18 18 12
405   Luxray
  Field Field 13DP
18PtHGSS
18 18 18 12
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 21 18
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 21 18
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon 25
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon 27
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon 27
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 16
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field 7 7 7 7 4
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 1 1 1 1 12
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 1 1 1 1 12
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass 7 7 7 7
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 1
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 29 29BW
17B2W2
17 17 25
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 1
504   Patrat
  Field Field 6 6 6
505   Watchog
  Field Field 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
506   Lillipup
  Field Field 8 8 8 8
507   Herdier
  Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
508   Stoutland
  Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
511   Pansage
  Field Field 19 19 19
513   Pansear
  Field Field 19 19 19
515   Panpour
  Field Field 19 19 19
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 10 10 7 16
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 4 4 4 15
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 15
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 15
554   Darumaka
  Field Field 8
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field 8
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field 1
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field 1
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 8 8 8 15
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 8 8 8 15
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon 3
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon 1
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon 1
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 9 9 9 5
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug 11 11 1 20
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon 9 9 9 8
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 7 15
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 7 15
650   Chespin
  Field Field 11 11
651   Quilladin
  Field Field 11 11
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field 11 11
676   Furfrou
  Field Field 22 22
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon 17 17 16
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon 17 17 16
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 1
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 1 1 21
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 1 1 21
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon 13 13 20
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon 13 13 20
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
725   Litten
  Field Field 22 15
726   Torracat
  Field Field 24 15
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field 24 15
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 19
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 19
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug 10 15
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 10 15
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 10 15
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 7 20
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 1, 7 20
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 1, 7 20
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1, 7USUM 20
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 9 10
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1, 9 1
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug 21 8
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 21 1
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 1
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 12
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
819   Skwovet
  Field Field 5
820   Greedent
  Field Field 1
833   Chewtle
  Monster Water 1 7
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1 1
835   Yamper
  Field Field 10
836   Boltund
  Field Field 1
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2 12
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2 1
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 10
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug 1
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 4
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 1
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 1
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 25
882   Dracovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 28
883   Arctovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 28
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 42
895   Regidrago
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 6
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
019   Rattata
  Field Field
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
234   Stantler
  Field Field
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
359   Absol
  Field Field
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
431   Glameow
  Field Field
447   Riolu
  Field Human-Like
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
133   EeveeLv. 10
  Field Field Starter PokémonXD
197   Umbreon
  Field Field Starter PokémonColo
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
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1 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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Bite is a move with 7 base power, 90% accuracy, and 19 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly causing them to cringe. This move is affected by Muzzled status condition.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 36
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of making the target flinch.
Users:  
Grid 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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of making the target flinch.

Pokémon GO

  Bite
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 4
Duration 0.5 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 2
Turns 1
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                                           
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
 
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 10
    • Energy boost: 7 → 6
    • Duration: 0.5 → 1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 6
    • Energy boost: 6 → 4
    • Duration: 1 → 0.5 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause the target to cringe, making it incapable of action.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Cringe status, making its actions fail.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ひるみじょうたいにして わざや こうげきを だせなくする
Conq. The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Cringe status condition, which makes the enemy unable to attack or use moves.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy flinch.


In the anime

Main series


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer


Pokémon Origins


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon Adventures


  • In PASS15, Shirudomiria's Arrokuda, Kilo, was mentioned to know Bite. However, it has never been seen using the move.
  • Red's Eevee, Vee, was revealed to know Bite on the official website, but it was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 咬住 Ngáauhjyuh *
咬咬 Ngáauhngáauh *
咬咬功 Ngáauhngáauhgūng *
Mandarin 咬住 Yǎozhù *
咬咬 Yǎoyǎo *
咬咬功 Yǎoyǎogōng *
  Czech Kousnutí
  Danish Bide
  Dutch Beet
  Finnish Puraisu
Purenta
  French Morsure
  German Biss
  Greek Δάγκωμα Dágkoma
  Hindi काटने का हमला Katne Ka Hamla
  Indonesian Gigit
  Italian Morso
  Korean 물기 Mulgi
  Polish Gryzienie*
Wielkie Ukąszenie/Uderzenie*
Atak Zębami*
Portuguese   Brazil Mordida (games, anime, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Morder (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Morder (Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon-present)
Dentada (until Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl)
  Romanian Mușcătura
  Russian Укус Ukus
  Serbian Ugriz
Spanish   Latin America Mordida (EP006-Present)
Bocado (EP254, AG048)
  Spain Mordisco
  Swedish Bit
  Thai กัดติด
  Turkish Isırık
  Vietnamese Cắn



Variations of the move Bite
  BiteHeart Stamp


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