Karate Chop (move)

Karate Chop
からてチョップ Karate Chop
Karate Chop PE.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Karate Chop (Japanese: からてチョップ Karate Chop) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was a Normal-type move.

Effect

Karate Chop deals damage and has an increased critical-hit ratio.

Karate Chop can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 3 bonus appeal points if Focus Energy was used in the previous turn. It can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination and gives an extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Generation I

Karate Chop is Normal-type in this generation.

Generation II to VII

Karate Chop is now a Fighting-type move.

Generation VIII onwards

Karate Chop cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack. Often turns into a critical hit and inflicts double the damage.
Stad2 A Fighting-type attack. Often turns into a critical hit and inflicts double the damage.
GSC Has a high critical hit ratio.
RSEColoXD A chopping attack with a high critical-hit ratio.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
The foe is attacked with a sharp chop. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0056     Field Field 15 15 15RSE
11FRLG
13 13 13 8 13
0057     Field Field 1, 15 15 15RSE
11FRLG
13 13 13 8 13
0066     Human-Like Human-Like 1 13 13 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7 16
0067     Human-Like Human-Like 1 15 13 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 16
0068     Human-Like Human-Like 1 15 13 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 16
0539     Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 17
0674     Field Human-Like 12 12
0675    
 
Field Human-Like 12 12
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like 4 4
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0239     Human-Like Human-Like
0240     Human-Like Human-Like
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

Karate Chop deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (30% in the Explorers and Adventure Squad series). Contrary to its move description, Karate Chop erroneously did not have an increased critical hit ratio in the Rescue Team series.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 10 - 18 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 10 - 18 - 90% - Front Enemy No
BSL 10 - 18 - 90% - Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 20 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 31
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has an increased critical hit ratio.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

  Karate Chop
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 10
Duration 0.8 seconds
Damage window 0.6 - 0.8 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 8
Turns 2
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 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 8
    • Energy boost: 8 → 10
    • Duration: 0.8 → 1.3 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 1.3 → 0.8 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • January 11, 2021
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Karate Chop
★★
Attack power 28.23227
Charge time 0.54 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 3%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Move gauge cost MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Karate Chop Physical 1 16 19 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily. Bruno & Machamp
Scottie/Bettie & Mankey/PrimeapeEgg
Scottie/Bettie & Machop/Machoke/MachampEgg

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Karate Chop is Machamp's first move as Machop. The user attacks in a straight line dealing damage to enemies hit. After reaching level 7 as Machoke, this move is replaced by either Close Combat or Cross Chop.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
Conq. The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

 
Machoke
 
Sawk
 
Hawlucha
 
Magmortar
The opponent is hit by the side of the user's hand.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Machop repeatedly chops the opponent with the side of its opened hand, or Machop's arm glows white and it chops the opponent with the side of its opened hand.
A Trainer's Machop The Punchy Pokémon Debut
Brawly's Machop Just One of the Geysers None
Emily's Machop Sitting Psyduck None
  Machamp repeatedly chops the opponent with its hands, or one of Machamp's hands glow white and it chops the opponent with the side of its open hand.
Giovanni's Machamp The Battle of the Badge None
Gavin's Machamp From Brags to Riches None
Emily's Machamp Sitting Psyduck None
  Machoke strikes the opponent with the side of its open hand, sometimes repeatedly. Sometimes, its hands glow white.
A Wobbuffet Festival crasher's Machoke Wobbu-Palooza! None
Chuck's Machoke Machoke, Machoke Man! None
Emily's Machoke Sitting Psyduck None
  Sawk's hand glows white and he strikes the opponent with the side of his open hand.
Stephan's Sawk The Clubsplosion Begins! None
  Hawlucha's claw and wing glow white and it strikes the opponent with the side of its wing, or both of Hawlucha's wings glow white and it strikes the opponent with them; or, one of Hawlucha's claws glows with gold energy and it chops the opponent with it.
Ash's Hawlucha The Forest Champion! None
Carl's Dark Hawlucha When Light and Dark Collide! None
Bea's Hawlucha Solitary and Menacing! None
  One of Magmortar's arms becomes outlined in a white glow and hits the opponent with it, or Magmortar repeatedly hits the opponent with one or both of its hands.
Mad Magmar's Magmortar A Young Royal Flame Ignites! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 空手劈 Hūngsáu Pek *
手刀 Sáudōu *
Mandarin 空手劈 Kōngshǒu Pī *
手刀 Shǒudāo *
  Czech Karate úder
  Danish Karatehug
  Dutch Karateslag
  Finnish Karatelyönti (original series)
Karateisku (AG series)
  French Poing KaratéVIII+
Poing-KaratéIVII
  German Karateschlag
  Greek Τσεκουριά Καράτε
  Indonesian Pukulan Karate
  Italian ColpokarateIII+
Colpo-KarateIII
  Korean 태권당수 Taegwondangsu
  Lithuanian Karatė Kirtis
  Polish Cios Karate
Portuguese   Brazil Golpe de Caratê (games, EP173, AG140, BW106–present, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Corte Caratê (EP063, BW070BW073)
Caratê Cortante (AG127)
Caratê (AG031)
Ataque de Golpes (EP209)
  Portugal Golpe de Karaté
  Serbian Karate udarac
Spanish   Latin America Golpe de Karate
Karatazo (AG140)
  Spain Golpe KárateVI+
Golpe KarateIV
  Swedish Karateslag
  Thai คาราเต้ช็อป
  Turkish Karate Darbesi
  Vietnamese Đòn Chặt Karate


Variations of the move Karate Chop
  Karate ChopPoison Tail


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