Crush Grip (move)

Crush Grip
にぎりつぶす Grip Crush
Crush Grip VIII.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Crush Grip (Japanese: にぎりつぶす Grip Crush) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Regigigas.


Generation IV

Crush Grip deals damage. Its power varies between 1 and 121, and is greater the more HP the target has:


Generation V to VII

Crush Grip's power is now calculated as:


However, its power cannot be less than 1. Consequently, its power now varies between 1 and 120.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Crush Grip could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in the previous generation.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Crush Grip's base power has been lowered to 100.

Category  Physical
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  100  80  120
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  +3  +5  +3
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
The more HP the target has left, the greater the power.

Generation IX

Crush Grip cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is crushed with great force. The attack is more powerful the more HP the foe has left.
BWB2W2 The target is crushed with great force. The attack is more powerful the more HP the target has left.
The target is crushed with great force. The more HP the target has left, the greater this move's power.
SV The target is crushed with great force. The more HP the target has left, the greater the move's power.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0486   Regigigas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75 75 1, 75 1, 75 78SwShBDSP
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

Crush Grip deals damage. The damage dealt will decrease when the enemy's HP is lower. In the Explorers and Adventure Sqaud series, the damage dealt is multiplied by ½ if the enemy's HP is at 51-75%, 51/256 (~0.2x) when at 26-50% and 25/256 (~0.1x) when at 25% or lower.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDTDS 15 - 6 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 50 - 6 - 88% - Front Enemy No
SMD 60 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Crush Grip
Attack power 61.89924
Charge time 0.7 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Power decreases the lower the foe's HP


Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The higher the target's HP, the greater the damage it inflicts.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる あいての HPが のこりすくないほど あたえるダメージが ちいさい
SMD It damages an enemy. The more HP the enemy has, the greater the damage caused.

In the anime


The user creates a yellow wave of light from its hands and grips a Pokémon or object with a monstrous force.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Regigigas grabs the opponent and its body becomes surrounded with an orange-yellow aura. Waves of orange-yellow energy then start coming off of its hands and onto the opponent and Regigigas pushes them back with great force.
A wild Regigigas Giratina and the Sky Warrior Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 捏碎 Nihpseui
Mandarin 捏碎 Niēsuì
  French Presse
  German Quetschgriff
  Greek Συνθλιπτική Λαβή
  Italian Sbriciolmano
  Korean 묵사발 Moksabal
Portuguese   Brazil Agarramento Esmagador
  Portugal Agarramento
Aperto Esmagador
  Spanish Agarrón
  Vietnamese Bóp Nát

Variations of the move Wring Out
  Crush Grip
  Wring Out

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.