Cut (move)

This article is about the move Cut. For the field move, see Field Move (Ranger).

Cut
いあいぎり Iai Cut
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  50
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Cut (Japanese: いあいぎり Iai Cut) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was HM01 prior to Generation VII. In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it was the signature move of Kartana.

Effect

In battle

Cut inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Cut can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining two extra appeal points if the move Swords Dance was used during the prior turn.

Outside of battle

In certain games, Cut requires a specific badge to use outside of battle; the Cascade BadgeRBYFRLG, Hive BadgeGSCHGSS, Stone BadgeRSEORAS, Forest BadgeDPPt, or Bug BadgeXY.

Generations I to III

Cut can be used to remove cuttable plants, which are obstacles that block the player's way.

Additionally, Cut can be used to cut tall grass around the player. In Pokémon Emerald, Pokémon with Hyper Cutter cut a larger area of tall grass.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, there is a sealed cave in Ruin Valley with the word "CUT" written in braille. The player may open it by using Cut on the entrance, which grants access to Dotted Hole.

Generations IV to VI

Cut no longer removes tall grass.

Generation VII onward

Cut is no longer a field move. Cuttable plants do not appear in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Sword, or Shield. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, small trees can be cut down with the Secret Technique Chop Down instead.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Also used for cutting small bushes to open new paths.
GSC Cuts using claws, scythes, etc.
RSE Cuts the foe with sharp scythes, claws, etc.*
Attacks the foe with sharp blades or claws.*
FRLG A basic attack. It can be used to cut down thin trees and grass.
Colo.XD Cuts the target with sharp scythes, claws, etc.
DPPtHGSS The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
PBR The foe is cut with a scythe or claw.
BWB2W2 The target is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
XYORAS The target is cut with a scythe or claw. This can also be used to cut down thin trees.
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is cut with a scythe or claw.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 9PE 15
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 15
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
HM01
II
HM01
III
HM01
IV
HM01
V
HM01
VI
HM01
VII
--
VIII
--
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
019   Rattata
  Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass
050   Diglett
  Field Field Y
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field Y
052   Meowth
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 Y
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
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
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass
190   Aipom
  Field Field
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass
196   Espeon
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
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
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
359   Absol
  Field Field
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass
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
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
496   Servine
  Field Grass
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
501   Oshawott
  Field Field
502   Dewott
  Field Field
503   Samurott
  Field Field
504   Patrat
  Field Field
505   Watchog
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
541   Swadloon
 
 
Bug Bug
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
614   Beartic
  Field Field
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Flying
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Flying
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
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, Cut has 10 base power, 10PP and 84% accuracy. The user attacks all adjacent enemies.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 73.92%.

Pokémon GO

  Cut
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 5
Duration 0.5 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 2
Turns 1
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
   
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 7 → 10
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 10
    • Energy boost: 10 → 5
    • Duration: 1.13 → 1 seconds
    • Damage window: 0.93 - 1.13 → 0.3 - 0.5 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 5
    • Duration: 1 → 0.5 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Damages all foes around the user.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies within a 1-tile range.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages nearby enemies.


In the anime

       
Cacturne Farfetch’d Servine Greninja
The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Scyther Scyther uses its scythes to strike down its opponent, or Scyther cuts the opponent with one of its scythes.
Yas's Scyther Showdown at Dark City Debut
Danny's Scyther Navel Maneuvers! None
Tracey's Scyther The Rivalry Revival Incorrectly referred to as Slash in its debut appearance in the English dub
English debut in Showdown at the Oak Corral
A Coordinator's Scyther Mounting a Coordinator Assault! None
  Farfetch'd Farfetch'd uses its leek to slice through objects. Sometimes, the leek glows white or orange.
Sylvester's Farfetch'd A Farfetch'd Tale None
Goh's Farfetch'd Time After Time! None
  Nuzleaf The leaf on Nuzleaf's head glows white and it uses it to slice through objects.
A wild Nuzleaf Turning Over a Nuzleaf None
  Cacturne The dark green patches on Cacturne's arms glow white and grow into long white needles. It then slices the opponent with them.
Harley's Cacturne New Plot, Odd Lot! None
  Sunflora Sunflora's leaf-like arms glow white and it slices the opponent.
Nando's Sunflora A Secret Sphere of Influence! None
  Chikorita Chikorita slices the opponent using the leaf on its head.
A wild Chikorita Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
  Servine Both or one of Servine's arms glow light blue and it slices the opponent with one of them. When it slashes, it leaves behind a light blue, almost white, trail of energy where it slashed.
Trip's Servine A Rival Battle for Club Champ! None
  Watchog The white part of Watchog's arm glows light blue and it slices the opponent with it.
Halsey's Watchog The Pokémon Harbor Patrol! None
  Froakie Froakie forms a white needle in one of its hands and uses it to strike the opponent. The slash leaves a white trail of energy afterwards.
Ash's Froakie Forging Forest Friendships! None
  Frogadier Frogadier forms a white needle in one of its hands and uses it to strike the opponent. The slash leaves a white trail of energy afterwards. Sometimes, it forms the needle from its waist, sheathing and unsheathing it like a sword.
Ash's Frogadier A Stealthy Challenge! None
  Greninja Ash-Greninja forms a white needle in one or both of its hands, sometimes forming it by pulling it out of one if its hands, with the other hand, as if it were unsheathing a sword and it cuts the opponent with one or both of the needles or Ash-Greninja forms two kunai shaped blades, with multiple variants of blue coloring that shine in some spots, in each of its hands and then strikes the opponent once or multiple times with the blades, sometimes leaving a white trail behind the blades as they move.
Ash's Greninja A Festival of Decisions! None
  Greninja Greninja forms a white needle in one of its hands and it punches the opponent with the white needle in its hand or it forms a white needle in one of its hands and uses is to strike the opponent or Greninja forms two kunai shaped blades, with multiple variants of blue coloring that shine in some spots, in each of its hands and then strikes the opponent once or multiple times with the blades, sometimes leaving a white trail behind the blades as they move.
Ippei's Greninja A Festival of Decisions! None
Ash's Greninja Meeting at Terminus Cave! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • Bill's Farfetch'd was revealed to know Cut on the official web site, but it was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Main article: Cuttable plant → Gallery

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 居合斬 Gēuihahp Jáam *
斬擊 Jáamgīk *
Mandarin 居合斬 / 居合斩 Jūhé Zhǎn *
一字斬 / 一字斩 Yīzì Zhǎn *
  Danish Hugge*
Skær*
  Dutch Snijd
Hakken*
Snijden*
  Finnish Leikkuu
  French Coupe
  German Zerschneider
  Greek Κόψιμο Kópsimo
  Indonesian Potong
  Italian Taglio
  Korean 풀베기 Pulbegi
  Polish Cięcie*
Atak Cięć*
Tnący Atak*
Portuguese   Brazil Cortar (games, early anime, XY100-XY106, XY119-present, TCG, manga)
Corte (XY097, XY115-XY118)
  Portugal Ataque Cortante (PC)
Corte
Cortar*
  Russian Порез Porez
  Serbian Seča
Spanish   Latin America Corte
Corta* (AG174)
  Spain Corte
  Swedish Skärattack
Hugga*
  Thai ตัด
  Turkish Kesme
  Vietnamese Cắt



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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