Hyper Cutter (Ability)

Hyper Cutter かいりきバサミ
Superpowerful Claws
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents Attack reduction.
Generation IV
Prevents the Attack stat from being lowered.
Generation V
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering Attack stat.
Generation VI
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering its Attack stat.
Generation VII
The Pokémon's proud of its powerful pincers. They prevent other Pokémon from lowering its Attack stat.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon's proud of its powerful pincers. They prevent other Pokémon from lowering its Attack stat.

Hyper Cutter (Japanese: かいりきバサミ Superpowerful Claws) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Hyper Cutter prevents other Pokémon from lowering the Attack stat stage of the Pokémon with this Ability. It does not prevent the Pokémon with this Ability from lowering its own Attack, such as by using Superpower.

Effects that decrease Attack without using stat stages, such as Power Swap, Heart Swap, and Power Split, are unaffected by Hyper Cutter.

This Ability can be ignored with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze.

Outside of battle

Generation III

In Pokémon Emerald, if a Pokémon with Hyper Cutter uses Cut in the overworld, it will remove all tall grass within a two-square radius of the player's position, as opposed to a one-square radius without this Ability.

Generation IV onward

Hyper Cutter has no effect outside of battle due to the removal of the ability to cut tall grass.

Pokémon with Hyper Cutter

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Krabby Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
  Kingler Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
  Pinsir Bug Bug Hyper Cutter Mold Breaker Moxie
  Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Immunity
  Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter Intimidate Sheer Force
  Trapinch Ground Ground Hyper Cutter Arena Trap Sheer Force
  Corphish Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
  Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Adaptability
  Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Poison Heal
  Crabrawler Fighting Fighting Hyper Cutter Iron Fist Anger Point
  Crabominable Fighting Ice Hyper Cutter Iron Fist Anger Point
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Prevents Attack from being lowered.
MDTDS Prevents the Pokémon's Attack from being reduced.
BSL こうげきが さがらない
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon's Attack won't be lowered!
MDRTDX The Pokémon's Attack won't be lowered.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 怪力鉗 Gwaailihk Kìhm' '*
怪力剪刀
Gwaailihk Jíndōu *
Mandarin 怪力鉗 / 怪力钳 Guàilì Qián *
怪力剪刀 Guàilì Jiǎndāo *
  French Hyper Cutter
  German Scherenmacht
  Italian Ipertaglio
  Korean 괴력집게 Goeryeok Jipge
  Portuguese Hipercorte
  Russian Гиперрезак Giperrezak
  Spanish Corte Fuerte
  Vietnamese Kéo siêu lực



Variations of the Ability Keen Eye
Keen EyeHyper CutterBig Pecks


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