Close Combat (move)

Close Combat
インファイト Infight
Close Combat IX.png
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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 was TR53 in Generation VIII, and is TM167 in Generation IX.

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.
SV The user fights the target up close, inflicting damage without guarding itself. This also lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0056     Field Field 49 49 49 36 36 33
0057     Field Field 59 59 59 39 39 39
0066     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 43
0067     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 43
0068     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 43
0106     Human-Like Human-Like 53 57 1, 57 1, 57 36 36 36
0107     Human-Like Human-Like 56 66 1, 66 1, 66 36 36 36
0123    
 
Bug Bug - - - - - - 43 -
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
  Field Field 60
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
 
 
Field Field 60
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
 
 
Field Field 60
0145  
Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 65 65
0212    
 
Bug Bug - - - - - - 43 -
0214    
 
Bug Bug 37 37BW
34B2W2
34XY
43ORAS
43 60 60 47 60
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 43 60
0237     Human-Like Human-Like 51 55 1, 55 1, 55 36 36 36
0257    
 
Field Field - - - - - 1 -
0296     Human-Like Human-Like 40 40 40 40 40 40
0297     Human-Like Human-Like 52 52 52XY
46ORAS
46 46 46
0335     Field Field 53 53BW
47B2W2
47XY
50ORAS
50 50 50
0391    
 
Field Human-Like 36 36 36 36 36 - 36
0392    
 
Field Human-Like 41 36 36 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 57 Evo.
0398    
 
Flying Flying 34 34 34 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo. Evo.
0428     Field Human-Like - - - - - - 40
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - 47 -
0448    
 
Field Human-Like 42 55 1, 55 55 60 60 47 60
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 47 -
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 47 -
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous 53 59 1, 59XY
1, 53ORAS
1, 53 63 63 52 63
0539     Human-Like Human-Like 49 48 41 55
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass 57 -
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70 70
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70 70
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70 70
0647  
Keldeo
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 73 73 70 70
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 78 78 78 78
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 80 80 75
0739     Water 3 Water 3 49 49
0740    
 
Water 3 Water 3 49 49
0766     Field Field 43 50 50
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon 63USUM 56 56
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon 75USUM 60 60
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 99
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47USUM 96
0870     Fairy Mineral 50 50
0888  
Zacian
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 77 77
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 77 77
0891     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48 48
0892  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48 48
0892  
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48 48
0900    
 
Bug Bug 43 -
0903    
 
Field Field 43 60
0914    
 
Flying Water 1 58
0923    
 
Field Field 44
0979    
 
Field Field 39
0984    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 63
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 63
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 63
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 84
1010    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 63
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0058     Field Field
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0059     Field Field
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0066     Human-Like Human-Like
0067     Human-Like Human-Like
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0083    
 
Flying Field
0083  
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
0106     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0123    
 
Bug Bug -
0127     Bug Bug
0128     Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
  Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
 
 
Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
 
 
Field Field
0145  
Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0212    
 
Bug Bug -
0214    
 
Bug Bug
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0216     Field Field
0217     Field Field
0237     Human-Like Human-Like
0256    
 
Field Field -
0257    
 
Field Field
0286    
 
Fairy Grass
0296     Human-Like Human-Like
0297     Human-Like Human-Like
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0319    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0335     Field Field
0342    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0359     Field Field
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0398    
 
Flying Flying
0428     Field Human-Like
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0448    
 
Field Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like -
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0532     Human-Like Human-Like -
0533     Human-Like Human-Like
0534     Human-Like Human-Like
0539     Human-Like Human-Like
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0553    
 
Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon -
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0589    
 
Bug Bug
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0612     Monster Dragon
0614     Field Field -
0619     Field Human-Like
0620     Field Human-Like
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0626     Field Field
0627    
 
Flying Flying
0628    
 
Flying Flying
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0647  
Keldeo
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0652    
 
Field Field
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0679    
 
Mineral Mineral
0680    
 
Mineral Mineral
0681    
 
Mineral Mineral
0696    
 
Monster Dragon
0697    
 
Monster Dragon
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0727    
 
Field Field
0739     Water 3 Water 3
0740    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0745  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
0749     Field Field
0750     Field Field
0760    
 
Field Field
0766     Field Field
0768    
 
Bug Water 3
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0846     Water 2 Water 2
0847     Water 2 Water 2
0852     Water 1 Human-Like
0853     Water 1 Human-Like
0862    
 
Field Field
0863     Field Field
0865     Flying Field
0870     Fairy Mineral
0888  
Zacian
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0891     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0896     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898  
Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0900    
 
Bug Bug
0901    
 
Field Field
0903    
 
Field Field
0914    
 
Flying Water 1
0923    
 
Field Field
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0964     Field Water 2
0973    
 
Flying Flying
0979    
 
Field Field
0984    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0986    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1010    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1022    
 
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0056     Field Field -
0058     Field Field - -
0066     Human-Like Human-Like
0127     Bug Bug
0209     Field Fairy -
0216     Field Field
0749     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
0127     Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
0209     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
0448  
LucarioLv. 50
 
 
Field Human-Like Powerful Tag Lucario
0648  
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
0893    
 
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

Close Combat inflicts damage, and reduces the user's Attack and Defense by one stage each.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 43 - 7 - 80% - Front Enemy No
BSL 43 - 7 - 80% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 40 99 13 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 37 99 13 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Close Combat
★★★★★
Attack power 37.13026
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Lowers the user's Defense

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Close Combat Physical 3 124 148 100% An opponent Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by one stat rank. Korrina & Lucario
Wally & Mega Gallade
Gloria (Dojo Uniform) & Urshifu
Riley & Lucario
Scottie/Bettie & Machop/Machoke/MachampEgg (Strike role only)
Scottie/Bettie & PinsirEgg (Strike role only)
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Rallying Close Combat Physical Default
6★ EX
160 192 An opponent
All opponents
Become Mega Gallade until the end of battle. Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by one stat rank. Wally & Gallade

Notes:

  • Close Combat:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
  • Rallying Close Combat:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Become Mega Gallade until the end of battle. Raises the user’s critical-hit rate.
    • This sync move could not be raised to 6★ EX until October 22, 2020, which is 161 days after its release date (on May 14, 2020).
    • Description of 6★-EX effect prior to Version 2.18.5 (from March 15, 2022): "Additional Effects: Sync move targets all opponents."

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Close Combat is Machamp's first move, as well as Lucario's second move.

Machamp can obtain the move by reaching level 7 as Machoke and upgrading Karate Chop into it instead of Cross Chop. The user unleashes a barrage of blows in a targeted direction, hitting multiple times and finishing with a single large strike. The user is unstoppable for the duration and can move while using Close Combat. At level 13, the attack deals additional damage if the target is affected by a status condition.

Lucario can obtain the move by reaching level 7 and upgrading Meteor Mash into it instead of Bone Rush. The user rapidly punches, damaging enemies in the area in front of them 11 times over the duration. At level 13, the move's damage is increased.

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 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 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 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'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 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
  Pirouette Forme Meloetta repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Meloetta (anime) Expedition to Onix Island! None
  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 repeatedly punches the opponent at a fast speed.
Hala's Makuhita A Timeless Encounter! None
  Grapploct repeatedly hits the opponent at a fast speed.
Bea's Grapploct Solitary and Menacing! None
  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
  Single Strike Style Urshifu repeatedly punches the opponent at a fast speed.
Quillon's Urshifu Chasing to the Finish! None
  Rapid Strike Style Urshifu repeatedly punches and kicks the opponent at a fast speed.
Danika's Urshifu In the Palms of our Hands! None


Pokémon Evolutions

 
Infernape


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


Pokémon: Paldean Winds

 
Combat Breed
Paldean Tauros


The user fights the target up close without guarding itself.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Combat Breed Paldean Tauros repeatedly rams the opponent at a fast speed.
Nemona's Tauros Breathe In Debut
Enhanced by Terastallization


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 Inpaiteu
  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


Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Rallying Close Combat

Language Title
  Japanese 勇気と元気をくれた インファイト Yūki to Genki o Kureta Infaito
Mandarin Chinese 給我勇氣與活力之 近身戰 Gěiwǒ Yǒngqì yǔ Huólì-zhī Jìnshēnzhàn
  French Donnez-moi du courage ! Close Combat !
  German Nahkampf des Kraftspendens
  Italian Zuffa di forza e coraggio
  Korean 힘과 용기를 준 인파이트 Himgwa Yonggireul Jun Inpaiteu
  Spanish A Bocajarro con Vigor y Valentía



Variations of the move Superpower
  SuperpowerClose CombatDragon AscentHeadlong Rush
  Armor Cannon


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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