Crunch (move)

Crunch
かみくだく Crunch
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
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 II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Crunch (Japanese: かみくだく Crunch) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TR32 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations II and III

Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage.

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

Generation IV onward

Crunch now has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Crunch's PP has been reduced to 10 and has a 20% chance of lowering the target's defensive stats.

Category  Physical
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May lower the target's defensive stats

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of reducing the target's Spcl.Def.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl.Def.
RSEColo.XD Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower Sp. Def.
FRLG The foe is crunched with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
BWB2W2 The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1PE
019   Rattata
  Field Field 22 22 22 22SMUSUM
18PE
22BDSP
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 22SMUSUM
18PE
020   Raticate
  Field Field 24 24 24 24SMUSUM
18PE
24BDSP
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 24SMUSUM
18PE
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon 22 22 22 1, Evo. 1, Evo.BDSP
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 47 37 37 37 37SMUSUM
24PE
50
030   Nidorina
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53 43 43 43 43SMUSUM
39PE
64
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 1, Evo.PE
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 42 45BW
39B2W2
39 39SMUSUM
28PE
32
058   Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 29LA
059   Arcanine
  Field Field 1
059   Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 29LA
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 32SMUSUM
36PE
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 32SMUSUM
36PE
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 1PE
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster 31 37 37 37SMUSUM
39PE
36
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon 41ORAS 39SMUSUM
36PE
24SwShBDSP
21LA
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1, Evo.
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying 33 33 33 33SMUSUM
35PE
30
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 44 49 49 49SMUSUM
58PE
24SwShBDSP
35LA
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 27 27 27 27 27BDSP
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1 30 30 30 30 30BDSP
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1 32 32 32 32 32BDSP
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 54 49 46 46 46XY
37ORAS
37 37BDSP
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 49 49RSE
52FRLG
41DP
46PtHGSS
54BW
37B2W2
37 37 1SwShBDSP
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy 53 49 49 49 49 49BDSP
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy 61 59 59 59 59 59BDSP
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 43 49 48 49 49 49 49BDSP
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 52 59 54 56 56 56 56BDSP
243   Raikou
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 61 61 43 43 43 43 42
244   Entei
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
245   Suicune
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster 43 43 37 41 41 41 27
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47 27
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47 27
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 41 53 53 53XY
37ORAS
34 34BDSP
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 47 1, 65XY
1, 44ORAS
1, 40 1, 40BDSP
295   Exploud
  Monster Field 40 40 40 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 36 36 36 36XY
29ORAS
29 28
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
36ORAS
36 32
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
40ORAS
40 34
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon 33 33 33BW
34B2W2
34XY
22ORAS
22 28
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 33 1
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 33 1
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon 28 28 28BW
45B2W2
45XY
40ORAS
39 39BDSP
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 43FRLG 47 47 47XY
39ORAS
39 40
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 51FRLG 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43 46
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41 55SwShBDSP
25LA
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41 61SwShBDSP
25LA
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1 36 42 42 42XY
34ORAS
34 34BDSP
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon 41 46 46 46XY
25ORAS
25 25
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon 56 50 50 50XY
25ORAS
25 25
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 61 53 53 53XY
25ORAS
25 25
384   Rayquaza
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 35DPPt
15HGSS
15 15XY
20ORAS
20 9
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass 37 37 37 37 37BDSP
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass 42 42 42 42 42BDSP
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass 45 45 45 45 45BDSP
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field 25 25BDSP
23LA
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field 28 28BDSP
23LA
403   Shinx
  Field Field 29DP
33PtHGSS
33 33 33 36SwShBDSP
29LA
404   Luxio
  Field Field 33DP
38PtHGSS
38 38 38 48SwShBDSP
29LA
405   Luxray
  Field Field 35DP
42PtHGSS
42 42 42 56SwShBDSP
29LA
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster 29LA
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster 29LA
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy 29LA
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field 26 26BW
1B2W2
1 1 1BDSP
30LA
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon 48 48 48 1, Evo. 1, Evo.SwShBDSP
447   Riolu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 29LA
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 29LA
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field 31 31 31 31 20SwShBDSP
25LA
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field 31 31 31 31 20SwShBDSP
25LA
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 45 56BW
45B2W2
45 45 48SwShBDSP
43LA
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 49 65BW
49B2W2
49 49 54SwShBDSP
43LA
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass 37 41 41 41 41BDSP
25LA
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 43LA
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 1SwShBDSP
25LA
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 33 33 33 33 36
504   Patrat
  Field Field 16 16 16
505   Watchog
  Field Field 16 16 16
506   Lillipup
  Field Field 22 22 22 24SwSh
507   Herdier
  Field Field 24 24 24 30SwSh
508   Stoutland
  Field Field 24 24 24 30SwSh
511   Pansage
  Field Field 43 43 43
513   Pansear
  Field Field 43 43 43
515   Panpour
  Field Field 43 43 43
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 24 24 17 32SwSh
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 28 28 28 27SwSh
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 28 28 28 27SwSh
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 28 28 28 27SwSh
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 38 38 38 40SwSh
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 38 38 38 42SwSh
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 21 21 21 27SwSh
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 21 21 21 27SwSh
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 35 35 35 30SwSh
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 35 35 35 30SwSh
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous 39 39 1, Evo.
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon 24SwSh
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon 24SwSh
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon 24SwSh
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 25 25 25 40SwSh
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug 31 31 21 36SwSh
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32SwSh
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32SwSh
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32SwSh
641   Tornadus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 43 40SwSh
41LA
642   Thundurus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 43 40SwSh
41LA
643   Reshiram
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 71 71 71 16SwSh
644   Zekrom
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 71 71 71 16SwSh
645   Landorus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41LA
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field 39 39
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field 42 42
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like 39 39 33SwSh
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like 42 42 35SwSh
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon 34 34 32SwSh
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon 34 34 32SwSh
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 33SwSh
29LA
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 1, 65 1, 65 33SwSh
713   Avalugg
Hisuian Form
 
 
Monster Mineral 29LA
718   Zygarde
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 51 51 32SwSh
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 34
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 39
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug 22 35SwSh
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug 25 43SwSh
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug 1SwSh
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 40 36SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 40 42SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 40 42SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 40USUM 42SwSh
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug 32 24SwSh
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 38 26SwSh
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 45SwSh
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 28
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 42SwSh
799   Guzzlord
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 30SwSh
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1 1SwSh
835   Yamper
  Field Field 30SwSh
836   Boltund
  Field Field 34SwSh
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2 36SwSh
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2 40SwSh
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 40SwSh
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug 46SwSh
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 50SwSh
882   Dracovish
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56SwSh
883   Arctovish
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56SwSh
888   Zacian
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55SwSh
889   Zamazenta
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55SwSh
895   Regidrago
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30SwSh
902   Basculegion
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 25LA
905   Enamorus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41LA
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
TR32
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon SwSh
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon SwSh
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1 SwSh
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field SwSh
030   Nidorina
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field SwSh
058   Growlithe
  Field Field SwSh
059   Arcanine
  Field Field SwSh
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field SwSh
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field SwSh
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster SwSh
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon SwSh
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 SwSh
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster SwSh
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
197   Umbreon
  Field Field SwSh
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
243   Raikou
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
244   Entei
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
245   Suicune
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon SwSh
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon SwSh
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon SwSh
295   Exploud
  Monster Field SwSh
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
309   Electrike
  Field Field SwSh
310   Manectric
  Field Field SwSh
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon SwSh
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon SwSh
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon SwSh
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 SwSh
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 SwSh
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral SwSh
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral SwSh
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field SwSh
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon SwSh
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon SwSh
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
384   Rayquaza
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
403   Shinx
  Field Field SwSh
404   Luxio
  Field Field SwSh
405   Luxray
  Field Field SwSh
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field SwSh
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field SwSh
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
447   Riolu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like SwSh
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field SwSh
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field SwSh
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 SwSh
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 SwSh
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field SwSh
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral SwSh
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
506   Lillipup
  Field Field SwSh
507   Herdier
  Field Field SwSh
508   Stoutland
  Field Field SwSh
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field SwSh
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field SwSh
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field SwSh
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon SwSh
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon SwSh
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 SwSh
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 SwSh
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 SwSh
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 SwSh
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon SwSh
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon SwSh
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon SwSh
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous SwSh
621   Druddigon
  Monster Dragon SwSh
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
641   Tornadus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
642   Thundurus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
643   Reshiram
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
644   Zekrom
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like SwSh
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like SwSh
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral SwSh
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral SwSh
718   Zygarde
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
725   Litten
  Field Field SwSh
726   Torracat
  Field Field SwSh
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field SwSh
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug SwSh
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
744   Rockruff
  Field Field SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field SwSh
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field field SwSh
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug SwSh
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug SwSh
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
799   Guzzlord
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
819   Skwovet
  Field Field SwSh
820   Greedent
  Field Field SwSh
828   Thievul
  Field Field SwSh
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
835   Yamper
  Field Field SwSh
836   Boltund
  Field Field SwSh
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
863   Perrserker
  Field Field SwSh
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
882   Dracovish
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
883   Arctovish
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
888   Zacian
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
889   Zamazenta
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
893   Zarude
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
895   Regidrago
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
896   Glastrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
897   Spectrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
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 BDSP
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon C
058   Growlithe
  Field Field BDSP
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field BDSP
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 BDSP
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy BDSP
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field BDSP
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon BDSP
309   Electrike
  Field Field BDSP
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster BDSP
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field BDSP
447   Riolu
  Field Human-Like BDSP
725   Litten
  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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 Mt. Battle TotodileXD
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
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
059   Arcanine
  Field Field Battle Series 2009 Arcanine
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
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster Pokémon Adventure Camp Cranidos
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, Crunch is a move with 16 base power, 88% accuracy, and 13 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly lowering their Special Defense by one level. This move is affected by Muzzled status condition.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move now lowers Defense due to being reclassified as a physical move.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 43
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense.
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 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of lowering the target's Defense by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a small chance of lowering the target's Defense.

Pokémon GO

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

  Crunch
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 33  
Duration 3.2 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 45  
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 30%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                                                    
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Defense by 1 level.
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 ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
Conq. The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also lower its Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.


In the anime

Main series

       
Shinx Mega Gyarados Krokorok Tyrunt
The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Steelix Steelix bites down hard on the opponent with its mouth.
Jasmine's Steelix Nerves of Steelix! Debut
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! Initially incorrectly referred to as Bite in the English dub
Harrison's Steelix Playing with Fire! None
  Shinx Shinx bites down on the opponent using its mouth.
Angie's Shinx If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! None
  Torterra Torterra bites down on the opponent with its mouth.
Paul's Torterra Pedal to the Mettle! None
  Totodile Totodile's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Khoury's Totodile A Rivalry to Gible On! None
  Krokorok Krokorok's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw.
Ash's Krokorok Battling the Bully! None
  Krookodile Krookodile's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with its powerful jaw, or Krookodile opens its mouth and creates a yellow aura shaped like a set of teeth, which then bites down on the opponent.
Ash's Krookodile Ash, Iris, and Trip: Then There Were Three! None
Mantle's Krookodile Rotom's Wish! None
Nanu's Krookodile Tough Guy Trials! None
  Watchog Watchog's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Mikael's Watchog Curtain Up, Unova League! None
  Eelektross Eelektross's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Kendrick's Eelektross Mission: Defeat Your Rival! None
  Tyrunt Tyrunt's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Grant's Tyrunt Climbing the Walls! None
A Scientist's Tyrunt The Tiny Caretaker! None
  Exploud Exploud's teeth glow white and it bites down on the opponent with them.
Blake and Heath's father's Exploud Splitting Heirs! None
  Tyrantrum Tyrantrum's bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
A Scientist's Tyrantrum The Tiny Caretaker! None
  Houndoom Mega Houndoom's teeth glow orange and bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None
  Tyranitar Tyranitar's teeth glow white and it then bites down on the opponent with its teeth.
Alain's Tyranitar Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
  Lycanroc Midnight Form Lycanroc bites down hard on the opponent.
Gladion's Lycanroc A Glaring Rivalry! None
  Gyarados Mega Gyarados bites the opponent with its teeth.
Misty's Gyarados When Regions Collide! None
  Gyarados Gyarados bites the opponent with its teeth.
A Trainer's Gyarados Battle Royal 151! None
  Mightyena Mightyena opens its mouth and creates a yellow aura shaped like a set of teeth, which then bites down on the opponent.
Hodge's Mightyena Serving Up the Flute Cup! None
  Houndoom Houndoom opens its mouth and creates a yellow aura shaped like a set of teeth, which then bites down on the opponent.
Pokémon hunters' boss's Houndoom Healing the Healer! None
  Flygon Flygon opens its mouth and creates a yellow aura shaped like a pair of curved fangs, which then bites down on the opponent.
Raihan's Flygon JN109 None


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

       
Stoutland
The user crunches up the opponent with sharp fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Stoutland Stoutland opens its mouth and creates a red and black aura shaped like a set of teeth, which then bites down on the opponent.
Cheren's Stoutland Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None


Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!


Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games