Karate Chop (move)

Karate Chop
からてチョップ Karate Chop
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
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

Generation I

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

It is Normal-type in this generation.

Generations II to VII

Karate Chop is now a Fighting-type move.

Karate Chop can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, giving extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior 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 VIII

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.
RSEColo.XD 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 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
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
056   Mankey
  Field Field 15 15 15RSE
11FRLG
13 13 13 8SMUSUM
13PE
057   Primeape
  Field Field 1, 15 15 15RSE
11FRLG
13 13 13 8SMUSUM
13PE
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 13 13 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7SMUSUM
16PE
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 15 13 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7SMUSUM
16PE
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 15 13 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7SMUSUM
16PE
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 17
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like 12 12
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like 12 12
701   Hawlucha
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
239   Elekid
  Human-Like Human-Like
240   Magby
  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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Karate Chop is a move with 10 base power, 18 PP and 90% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in the front. Unlike in main series, this move does not have increased critical hit ratio, despite what the description says.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move now has an increased critical hit ratio.

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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 16 19 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.

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

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

       
Hawlucha Magmortar Sawk Machoke
The opponent is hit by the side of the user's hand.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Machop 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 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 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 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 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! Hawlucha cannot legally use Karate Chop in Generation VIII
  Magmortar One of Magmortar's arms becomes outlined in a white glow and hits the opponent with it, or it hits the opponent with one of its hands once or with both of them multiple times.
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 Karaté*
Poing-Karaté*
  German Karateschlag
  Greek Τσεκουριά Καράτε
  Indonesian Pukulan Karate
  Italian Colpokarate
  Korean 태권당수 Taegwondangsu
  Lithuanian Karatė Kirtis
  Polish Cios Karate*
Atak Karate*
Portuguese   Brazil Golpe de Caratê (games, anime, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Golpe de Karatê (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Golpe de Karaté
  Serbian Karate udarac
Spanish   Latin America Golpe de Karate
Karatazo (AG140)
  Spain Golpe Kárate*
Golpe Karate*
  Swedish Karateslag
  Thai คาราเต้ช็อป
  Turkish Karate Darbesi
  Vietnamese Đòn Chặt Karate



Variations of the move Karate Chop
  Karate ChopPoison Tail


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