Brick Break (move)

Brick Break
かわらわり Tile Break
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Brick Break (Japanese: かわらわり Tile Break) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation III. It was TM31 from Generation III to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and TM13 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It is TM43 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation III

Brick Break removes Light Screen and Reflect from the opponent's side of the field (even if it targets an ally), then inflicts damage. It will remove Light Screen and Reflect even if the target is immune to Brick Break (i.e. a Ghost-type Pokémon). It will not remove Light Screen or Reflect if Brick Break misses or the target is protected from Brick Break.

Brick Break can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

Brick Break now removes Light Screen and Reflect from the target's side of the field, even if the target is an ally.

Generation V onward

Brick Break no longer removes Light Screen and Reflect if the target is immune to Brick Break.

Brick Break can also remove Aurora Veil.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Destroys barriers such as Reflect and causes damage.*
Destroys barriers like Light Screen and causes damage.*
FRLG An attack that also breaks any barrier like Light Screen and Reflect.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks with tough fists, etc. It can also break any barrier such as Light Screen and Reflect.
BWB2W2 The user attacks with a swift chop. It can also break any barrier such as Light Screen and Reflect.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user attacks with a swift chop. It can also break barriers, such as Light Screen and Reflect.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 21PE
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 21PE
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 21PE
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 40
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like 20 17 17 17 17SMUSUM
20PE
1, Evo.
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug 31 21 21BW
18B2W2
18XY
26ORAS
26SMUSUM
16PE
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 23 19 19BW
25B2W2
25XY
28ORAS
28 30
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 21 35
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 20 20 23 32
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 20 20 23 32
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like 20
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like 20
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field 40
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 24
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24
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
TM31
IV
TM31
V
TM31
VI
TM31
VII
TM31
TM13
VIII
TM43
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
161   Sentret
  Field Field
162   Furret
  Field Field
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
190   Aipom
  Field Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
236   Tyrogue
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
241   Miltank
  Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
294   Loudred
  Monster Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
614   Beartic
  Field Field
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
672   Skiddo
  Field Field
673   Gogoat
  Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field USUM
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
775   Komala
  Field Field
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
878   Cufant
  Field Mineral
879   Copperajah
  Field Mineral
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
893   Zarude
 
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Brick Break is a move with 14 base power, 88% accuracy, and 12 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, removing their Reflect or Light Screen

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 35 45 100% An opponent Removes the Physical and Special Damage Reduction effects from the opponents' field of play.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Removes physical and special damage-reducing effects from the opponents' field of play.

Pokémon GO

  Brick Break
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 40
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 0.8 - 1.4 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 40
Energy cost 35  
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
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 30 → 40
    • Damage window: 1.1 - 1.5 → 0.8 - 1.4 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Blast

Brick Break ignores, not removes, Reflect and Light Screen. This move has a damage rating of ☆☆☆.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Shatters the target's Reflect or Light Screen to inflict damage.
MDTDS Shatters the target's Reflect or Light Screen and inflicts damage.
BSL リフレクターじょうたいや ひかりのかべじょうたいを うちやぶり てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI It shatters the enemy's Reflect or Light Screen status condition and causes damage.
SMD It damages an enemy. It also shatters the enemy's Reflect and Light Screen conditions.


In the anime

       
Cubone Pignite Charizard Electabuzz
The user's hand turns white and then it punches its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Hariyama Hariyama karate chops the opponent from above.
Tyson's Hariyama At the End of the Fray Debut
  Sudowoodo Sudowoodo jumps into the air and karate chops the opponent from above with the side of its hand.
Keenan's Sudowoodo All That Glitters is Not Golden! None
  Tyrogue Tyrogue jumps into the air and karate chops the opponent from above with the side of its hand.
A Coordinator's Tyrogue May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! None
  Elekid Elekid jumps up and karate chops the opponent from above with the side of its arm. Sometimes, its arm becomes surrounded in yellow-orange sparks.
Paul's Elekid When Pokémon Worlds Collide! None
  Croagunk Croagunk's hand glows white and it karate-chops the opponent from above. Sometimes its hand doesn't glow white at all.
Brock's Croagunk Gymbaliar! None
Croagunk Festival Trainers' multiple Croagunk Cream of the Croagunk Crop! None
  Garchomp The fins on Garchomp's arms glow white or red and it strikes the opponent from above with one of its fins, or Garchomp's claw glows white and it hits the opponent with the claw from above.
Cynthia's Garchomp Top-Down Training! None
  Machoke Machoke's hand glows white and it karate-chops the opponent from above. Sometimes, its hand doesn't glow at all.
Maylene's Machoke A Triple Fighting Chance! None
Korrina's Machoke Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None
  Electabuzz Electabuzz's hand becomes surrounded by yellow sparks and it karate-chops the opponent from above.
Paul's Electabuzz A Pyramiding Rage! None
  Electivire One of Electivire's forearms becomes surrounded in white sparks and it karate-chops the opponent from above. Sometimes, its forearm flashes white before using the attack.
Paul's Electivire Battling a Thaw in Relations! None
  Seismitoad Seismitoad's arm glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Edmund's Seismitoad The Clubsplosion Begins! None
  Simipour Simipour's hand glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Betty's Simipour A Clubsplosion of Excitement! None
  Gothitelle Gothitelle's hand glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Caitlin's Gothitelle Jostling for the Junior Cup! None
  Pignite The black part of Pignite's arm glows white and it hits the opponent with it.
Ash's Pignite Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
  Feraligatr Feraligatr's hand glows light blue and it smacks the opponent.
A wild Feraligatr Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Geodude Geodude's hand glows light blue and it smacks the opponent.
Three wild Geodude Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Machamp Machamp's hands glow white and it slams them down on the opponent from above.
A wild Machamp The Forest Champion! None
  Binacle The claws on top of Binacle's head glow white and it slams the claws down onto the opponent's head.
Locke and Ed's Binacle Unlocking Some Respect! None
  Scraggy One on top of Scraggy's arms glow white and it slams the claws down its hand onto the opponent.
Concetta's Scraggy Master Class is in Session! None
  Cubone Cubone's bone glows bluish white and it slams the opponent with its bone.
Alvin's Cubone Battling With a Clean Slate! None
  Charizard One of Charizard's fists glows bluish white and it punches the opponent with it.
Leon's Charizard Toughing It Out! None
  Sawk One of Sawk's hands glows yellow, and he karate chops the opponent with it.
Team Rocket's Sawk A Close Call... Practically! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • In PASS07, Sōdo's Sirfetch'd, Ransun, was mentioned to know Brick Break. However, he has never been seen using the move.
  • Cynthia's Garchomp was revealed to know Brick Break on the official web site, but she was never shown using the move.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


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In other generations

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Core series games

Breaking

Side series games

Breaking

Spin-off series games