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Dire Hit
クリティカット
Criticut
Dire Hit
Dire Hit
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Introduced in Generation I
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Power 30

The Dire Hit (Japanese: クリティカット Criticut) is a type of battle item introduced in Generation I. It temporarily boosts the critical hit ratio.

Contents

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
PokémonDollar.png650 PokémonDollar.png325
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png1,000 PokémonDollar.png500
PE PokémonDollar.png650 PokémonDollar.png325

Effect

Generation I

Due to a glitch, it quarters the Pokémon's chance of getting a critical hit. Does not stack with itself or Focus Energy.

Generation II

Raises the critical hit ratio of a Pokémon currently in battle by 1 stage. Does not stack with itself or Focus Energy.

Generation III onward

Raises the critical hit ratio of a Pokémon currently in battle by 2 stages. Does not stack with itself or Focus Energy. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Description

Games Description
Stad Temporarily heightens the probability of scoring critical hits in one battle.
GSC Ups critical hit ratio. (1 BTL)
RSE Raises the critical-hit ratio during one battle.
FRLG Raises the critical-hit ratio of Pokémon in battle. Wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
Colo.XD Raises the critical-hit ratio during one battle.
DPPtHGSS An item that raises the critical-hit ratio of a Pokémon in battle. It wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
BWB2W2 It raises the critical-hit ratio greatly. It can be used only once and wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
An item that raises the critical-hit ratio greatly. It can be used only once and wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
PE An item that greatly raises the critical-hit ratio of a Pokémon during a battle. It can be used only once and wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY/RGBY Celadon Department Store
GSC Dark CaveC, Route 46GS, Mt. Silver, Team Rocket's HideoutGS, Route 2 Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
RSE Route 110 Mauville and Fallarbor Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store
FRLG Mt. Ember Celadon Department Store
Colo. Phenac Poké Mart
XD Pyrite Poké Mart
DPPt Route 207DP, Oreburgh CityPt Veilstone Department Store
HGSS Dark Cave, Mt. Silver, Viridian Forest Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
PW Suburban Area, Town Outskirts
BW Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
B2W2 Route 20 Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
Join Avenue (Market)
XY Route 15, Frost Cavern, Terminus Cave Santalune City Poké Mart
ORAS Route 110, Rusturf Tunnel, Mt. Pyre Slateport City Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (Level 3)
SMUSUM Routes 4, 5SM, and 17, Konikoni CityUSUM, Paniola Town Route 2, Route 5USUM, Route 8, and Hau'oli Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Goody shops)
PE Rock Tunnel, Silph Co. All Poké Marts

Wonder Launcher

Bag Dire Hit WL Sprite.png Bag Dire Hit 2 Sprite.png Bag Dire Hit 3 Sprite.png The Dire Hit appears as three Wonder Launcher items, increasing the critical hit ratio by 1, 2, or 3 stages. It costs 3, 5, or 7 points to use respectively.

Trivia

  • In Generation V, a boy in Nacrene City mentions that Dire Hit is called Dire Hit in Unova. This is a reference to the change in the Japanese name of Dire Hit from クリティカッター Criticutter to クリティカット Criticut, in order to make room for the number-level reference of Wonder Launcher items. Because "Dire Hit" is much shorter than the 12-character limit on English item names, this issue does not come up in the translated games.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 要害攻擊 Yiuhoih Gūnggīk *
弱點偵測器 Yeuhkdím Jīngchākhei *
Mandarin 要害攻擊 / 要害攻击 Yàohài Gōngjí / Yàohài Gōngjī
France Flag.png French Muscle +
Germany Flag.png German Angriffplus
Italy Flag.png Italian Supercolpo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 크리티컬커터 Critical Cutter
Spain Flag.png Spanish Directo


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