Gear Grind (move)

Gear Grind
ギアソーサー Gear Saucer
Gear Grind VIII.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Gear Grind (Japanese: ギアソーサー Gear Saucer) is a damage-dealing Steel-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Klink's evolutionary line.


Gear Grind inflicts damage, hitting twice per use. Each strike has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Gear Grind will hit again if the first strike breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the second strike of this move.

If the target has an Ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate twice.

If a Focus Sash activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent. Sturdy will activate with each hit if the defending Pokémon has a maximum HP of 1.

If the target has Weak Armor or Stamina, each strike will activate it.

If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.

If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Gear Grind can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if the move Shift Gear was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Gear Grind cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Gear Grind cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user attacks by throwing two steel gears at its target.
The user attacks by throwing steel gears at its target twice.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user attacks by throwing steel gears at the target twice in a row.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0599     Mineral Mineral 16 16 16 32
0600     Mineral Mineral 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 32
0601     Mineral Mineral 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 32
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Gear Grind hits the enemy twice to deal damage.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDGtI 5 99 15 50 80% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 15 30 80% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Gear Grind
Attack power 45.9619 (Hit 1), 55.47126 (Hit 2)
Charge time 0.58 seconds (Hit 1), 0.7 seconds
Range type Shoot
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Action Class Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Potential-Surpassing Gear Grind Sync move Physical 200 (Default)

300 (6★ EX)

240 (Default)

360 (6★ EX)

An opponent This attack’s power increases when the target is paralyzed. Colress & Klinklang


Games Description
It damages an enemy 2 times in a row.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 齒輪飛盤 Chílèuhn Fēipùhn *
Mandarin 齒輪飛盤 / 齿轮飞盘 Chǐlún Fēipán *
齒輪盤 Chǐlún Pán *
  French Lancécrou
  German Klikkdiskus
  Italian Ingracolpo
  Korean 기어소서 Gi-eososeo
  Brazilian Portuguese Moedor
  Spanish Rueda Doble
  Vietnamese Đĩa Bay Bánh Răng

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