Close Combat (move)

Close Combat
インファイト Infight
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+3 if previous Pokémon reaches max judge voltage.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Close Combat (Japanese: インファイト Infight) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TR53 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Close Combat inflicts damage and then lowers the user's Defense stat and Special Defense stat by one stage each.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Close Combat's base power was reduced to 100, and it lowers the user's defensive stats for three turns.

Category  Physical
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  100  80  120
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  3  3  3
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Lowers the user's defensive stats

Description

Games Description
DPPtPBR The user fights the foe in close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
HGSS The user fights the foe up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
BWB2W2 The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. This also lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def stats.
LA The user fights the target up close, inflicting damage without guarding itself. This also lowers the user's defensive stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
056   Mankey
  Field Field 49 49 49 36SMUSUM 36BDSP
057   Primeape
  Field Field 59 59 59 39SMUSUM 39BDSP
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 43LA
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 43LA
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 43LA
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like 53 57 1, 57 1, 57SMUSUM 36
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 56 66 1, 66 1, 66SMUSUM 36
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 43LA
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 65
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 43LA
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 37 37BW
34B2W2
34XY
43ORAS
43 60SwShBDSP
47LA
215   Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 43LA
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 51 55 1, 55 1, 55 36
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 1BDSP
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like 40 40 40 40 40BDSP
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like 52 52 52XY
46ORAS
46 46BDSP
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 53 53BW
47B2W2
47XY
50ORAS
50 50BDSP
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like 36 36 36 36 36BDSP
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like 41 36 36 1, Evo. 1, Evo.BDSP
57LA
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying 34 34 34 1, Evo. 1, Evo.BDSP
Evo.LA
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 40LA
447   Riolu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47LA
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 42 55 1, 55 55 60SwShBDSP
47LA
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 47LA
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 47LA
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 53 59 1, 59XY
1, 53ORAS
1, 53 63SwShBDSP
52LA
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 49 48 41 55
549   Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass 57LA
638   Cobalion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
639   Terrakion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
640   Virizion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
647   Keldeo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 73 73 70
648   Meloetta
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 78 78 78
716   Xerneas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 80 80 75
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3 49
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 49
766   Passimian
  Field Field 43 50
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 63USUM 56
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 75USUM 60
802   Marshadow
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 99
807   Zeraora
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47USUM 96
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral 50
888   Zacian
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 77
889   Zamazenta
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 77
891   Kubfu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48
900   Kleavor
 
 
Bug Bug 43LA
903   Sneasler
 
 
Field Field 43LA
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR53
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
128   Tauros
  Field Field
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
359   Absol
  Field Field
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
638   Cobalion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
639   Terrakion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
640   Virizion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
647   Keldeo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
716   Xerneas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
749   Mudbray
  Field Field
750   Mudsdale
  Field Field
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
794   Buzzwole
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
807   Zeraora
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral
888   Zacian
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
889   Zamazenta
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
891   Kubfu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
893   Zarude
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
896   Glastrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
056   Mankey
  Field Field BDSP
058   Growlithe
  Field Field BDSP
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug BDSP
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy BDSP
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field BDSP
749   Mudbray
  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
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
448   LucarioLv. 50
 
 
Field Human-Like Powerful Tag Lucario
648   MeloettaLv. 50
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Spring 2013 Meloetta
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
893   Zarude
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Jungle Zarude
European Jungle Zarude
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Close Combat is a move with 43 base power, 80% accuracy, and 7 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, lowering their own Defense and Special Defense by one stage each.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 124 148 100% An opponent Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by one stat rank*.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Close Combat is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Close Combat
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 100  
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1 - 2.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 45  
Secondary effect   2 Defense
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                             
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Energy cost: 60 → 45
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. But it also reduces the user's Defense and Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるが じぶんの ぼうぎょ とくぼうが 1だんかいさがる
MDGtI It damages an enemy but it also lowers your Defense and Special Defense. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It damages an enemy but also lowers your Defense and Sp. Def. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

Main series

       
Hitmonlee Zeraora Sawk Grapploct
The user fights the target up close without guarding itself.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Infernape Infernape repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Allegra's Infernape The Rise of Darkrai Debut
Flint's Infernape Flint Sparks the Fire! None
  Staraptor Staraptor repeatedly kicks, pecks, and hits the opponent with its wings at a fast speed.
Barry's Staraptor Barry's Busting Out All Over! None
Ash's Staraptor Pursuing a Lofty Goal! None
  Lucario Lucario repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Riley's Lucario Steeling Peace of Mind! None
Professor Kukui's Lucario Z-Move Showdown! None
  Hitmonlee Hitmonlee's eyes glow metallic red and he repeatedly kicks the opponent over and over again.
Barry's Hitmonlee Casting a Paul on Barry! None
  Sawk Sawk repeatedly attacks the opponent with a lightning fast barrage of open-handed strikes with both of his hands, or Sawk punches the opponent repeatedly with one of his fists, or Sawk quickly and repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent. After the attack, he lets out a deep breath and his arms shake.
Stephan's Sawk The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
  Meloetta Pirouette Forme Meloetta repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Meloetta (anime) Expedition to Onix Island! None
  Zeraora Zeraora repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Zeraora (M21) The Power of Us None
Dia's Zeraora Battling the Beast Within! None
  Makuhita Makuhita repeatedly punches the opponent at a fast speed.
Hala's Makuhita A Timeless Encounter! None
  Grapploct Grapploct repeatedly hits the opponent at a fast speed.
Bea's Grapploct Solitary and Menacing! None
  Gallade Gallade's arm blades glow orange and extend. He then repeatedly slashes, punches, and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Rinto's Gallade Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master! None


Pokémon Evolutions

       
Infernape
The user fights the target up close without guarding itself.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Infernape Infernape repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Lucas's Infernape The Rival Debut


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 近身戰 Káhnsānjin *
近身打 Káhnsāndá *
Mandarin 近身戰 / 近身战 Jìnshēnzhàn *
近身打 Jìnshēndǎ *
  Czech Boj z blízka
  Dutch Nabijstrijd
  French Close Combat
  German Nahkampf
  Greek Ξέφρενη Πάλη
  Hindi कड़ी भिड़ंत Kadi Bhidant
  Indonesian Serangan Jarak Dekat
  Italian Zuffa
  Korean 인파이트 In-Fight
  Polish Walka Wręcz
Portuguese   Brazil Corpo-a-corpo (games, BW106-present, TCG)
Multi Soco (early anime)
  Portugal Corpo a Corpo
  Romanian Luptă Corp la Corp
Duelul Strâns
  Serbian Borba Izbliza
Spanish   Latin America Combate Cercano
  Spain A Bocajarro
  Thai อินไฟท์
  Vietnamese Đấm Trực Diện



Variations of the move Superpower
  SuperpowerClose CombatDragon AscentHeadlong Rush


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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