Low Kick (move)

If you were looking for the move that is known as Low Kick in Japanese, see Low Sweep.

Low Kick
けたぐり Kick Down
Low Kick IX.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  Varies
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  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the later it is used in a turn.

Low Kick (Japanese: けたぐり Kick Down) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TR07 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM012 in Generation IX.

Effect

Generations I and II

Low Kick has a power of 50, an accuracy of 90%, and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Low Kick cannot make a target with a substitute flinch.

Generation III onwards

Low Kick now has 100% accuracy, and its power is now dependent on the weight of the target, inflicting greater damage on heavier targets. Its power is calculated as follows (note that the games use weight in kilograms instead of pounds for all the cutoffs):

Target's weight Power
metric US customary
0.1 - 9.9 kg 0.1 - 21.8 lbs.
20
10.0 - 24.9 kg 21.9 - 55.0 lbs.
40
25.0 - 49.9 kg 55.1 - 110.0 lbs.
60
50.0 - 99.9 kg 110.2 - 220.2 lbs.
80
100.0 - 199.9 kg 220.4 - 440.7 lbs.
100
200.0 kg or more 440.9 lbs. or more
120


Low Kick is no longer able to cause the target to flinch.

In games where height and weight are variable between members of the same species, Low Kick ignores those variations and considers only the base weight given to the target's species in the Pokédex. Low Kick will fail if used against a Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Fighting-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of making the target flinch if it connects.
Stad2 A Fighting-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of making the target flinch if it hits.
GSC An attack that may cause flinching.
RSE A kick that inflicts more damage on heavier foes.
FRLG A low, tripping kick that inflicts more damage on heavier foes.
Colo.XD A kick that inflicts more damage on heavier targets.
DPPtHGSSPBR A powerful low kick that makes the foe fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier foes.
BWB2W2 A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. It inflicts greater damage on heavier targets.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move's power.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0056     Field Field 9Y 9 9RSE
6FRLG
1 1 1 1 21 1 8
0057     Field Field 1, 9Y 1, 9 1, 9RSE
1, 6FRLG
1 1 1 1 21 1 8
0060     Water 1 Water 1 - - - - - - - 26 - - -
0061     Water 1 Water 1 - - - - - - - 30 - - -
0066     Human-Like Human-Like 20 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0067     Human-Like Human-Like 1, 20 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0068     Human-Like Human-Like 1, 20 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0106     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - - - 8 8 8
0125     Human-Like Human-Like - - - 10 11BW
8B2W2
8 8 22 40 40 40
0126     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - - 22 40 40 40
0158     Monster Water 1 - - - - - - 29 -
0159     Monster Water 1 - - - - - - 33 -
0160     Monster Water 1 - - - - - - 37 -
0185     Mineral Mineral 19 17 1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8 36 36 36
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - 10 11BW
8B2W2
8 8 36 36 36
0240     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - 36 36 36
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - 4 -
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - 4 -
0438     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9BW
8B2W2
8 8 36 36 36
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 16
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 16
0466     Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 1, 11BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8 40 40 40
0467     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - 40 40 40
0505     Field Field 1 1 1
0532     Human-Like Human-Like 12 12 12 4 4
0533     Human-Like Human-Like 12 12 12 1 1
0534     Human-Like Human-Like 12 12 12 1 1
0559    
 
Field Dragon 1 1 16 1 1
0560    
 
Field Dragon 1 1 16 1 1
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 20
0920    
 
Bug Bug 1
0973    
 
Flying Flying 18
0979    
 
Field Field 8
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0027     Field Field - - - - -
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field - -
0028     Field Field - - - - -
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field - -
0054     Water 1 Field - - - - -
0055     Water 1 Field
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0060     Water 1 Water 1 - - - - -
0061     Water 1 Water 1 - - - - -
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1 - - - - -
0066     Human-Like Human-Like
0067     Human-Like Human-Like
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0077     Field Field -
0077  
Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0078     Field Field -
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0084    
 
Flying Flying - - - -
0085    
 
Flying Flying - - - -
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0103    
 
Grass Grass
0103  
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0104     Monster Monster
0105     Monster Monster
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
0106     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0115     Monster Monster
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0126     Human-Like Human-Like
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0145  
Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0157     Field Field
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0158     Monster Water 1
0159     Monster Water 1
0160     Monster Water 1
0180     Monster Field - - - -
0181     Monster Field - - - -
0185     Mineral Mineral
0186     Water 1 Water 1 - - - - -
0190     Field Field
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0203    
 
Field Field - - - -
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0214    
 
Bug Bug
0215    
 
Field Field
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0216     Field Field - - - -
0217     Field Field
0236     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0237     Human-Like Human-Like
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0240     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - -
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0252     Monster Dragon
0253     Monster Dragon
0254     Monster Dragon
0255     Field Field -
0256    
 
Field Field
0257    
 
Field Field
0258     Monster Water 1
0259    
 
Monster Water 1
0260    
 
Monster Water 1
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0294     Monster Field
0295     Monster Field
0296     Human-Like Human-Like
0297     Human-Like Human-Like
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0327     Field Human-Like
0331     Grass Human-Like
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0335     Field Field
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0352     Field Field
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0390     Field Human-Like
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0418     Water 1 Field - - - -
0419     Water 1 Field
0424     Field Field
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0438     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0448    
 
Field Human-Like
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0460    
 
Monster Grass - - - - -
0461    
 
Field Field
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0504     Field Field
0505     Field Field
0511     Field Field
0512     Field Field
0513     Field Field
0514     Field Field
0515     Field Field
0516     Field Field
0522     Field Field - -
0523     Field Field - -
0531     Fairy Fairy
0532     Human-Like Human-Like
0533     Human-Like Human-Like
0534     Human-Like Human-Like
0537    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0538     Human-Like Human-Like
0539     Human-Like Human-Like
0542    
 
Bug Bug - - -
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0552    
 
Field Field
0553    
 
Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0571     Field Field
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0611     Monster Dragon
0612     Monster Dragon
0613     Field Field
0614     Field Field
0619     Field Human-Like
0620     Field Human-Like
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0631     Field Field
0647  
Keldeo
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - -
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650     Field Field
0651     Field Field
0652    
 
Field Field
0654     Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0657     Water 1 Water 1
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
0660    
 
Field Field
0674     Field Human-Like
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0727    
 
Field Field
0749     Field Field
0750     Field Field
0760    
 
Field Field
0763     Grass Grass
0766     Field Field - -
0775     Field Field -
0782     Dragon Dragon
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0810     Field Grass
0811     Field Grass
0812     Field Grass
0813     Field Human-Like
0814     Field Human-Like
0815     Field Human-Like
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0862    
 
Field Field
0874     Mineral Mineral -
0880    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0881    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0882    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0891     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0901    
 
Field Field
0901  
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
 
 
Field Field
0903    
 
Field Field
0907     Field Grass
0908    
 
Field Grass
0912     Flying Water 1
0913     Flying Water 1
0914    
 
Flying Water 1
0918     Bug Bug
0920    
 
Bug Bug
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0924     Field Fairy
0925  
Maushold
All forms
  Field Fairy
0945    
 
Field Field
0956     Flying Flying
0973    
 
Flying Flying
0979    
 
Field Field
0980    
 
Water 1 Field
0981    
 
Field Field
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1009    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1017  
Ogerpon
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0077     Field Field -
0255     Field Field -
0331     Grass Human-Like
0427     Field Human-Like
0447     Field Human-Like
0511     Field Field
0513     Field Field
0515     Field Field
0619     Field 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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0104     Monster Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
0215    
 
Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
0335     Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0256    
 
Field Field Island Scan - Route 8USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0077     Field Field New York Pokémon Center
0084    
 
Flying Flying New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0248    
 
Monster Monster XY&Z TyranitarXY
Kotone Yasue's Tyranitar
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

Low Kick deals damage depending on the weight of the target. The heavier the target, the greater the damage dealt. In the Explorers and Adventure Sqaud series, the damage calculation is as follows.

Target's weight Multiplier
metric US customary
Less than 20 kg Less than 44.1 lbs. 153/256 (60%)
20 kg - 29.9 kg 44.1 lbs. - 66.0 lbs. 179/256 (70%)
30 kg - 39.9 kg 66.1 lbs. - 88.1 lbs. 204/256 (80%)
40 kg - 49.9 kg 88.2 lbs. - 110.1 lbs. 230/256 (90%)
50 kg - 59.9 kg 110.2 lbs. - 132.2 lbs. 256/256 (100%)
60 kg - 69.9 kg 132.3 lbs. - 154.2 lbs. 281/256 (110%)
70 kg - 79.9 kg 154.3 lbs. - 176.3 lbs. 307/256 (120%)
80 kg - 199.9 kg 176.4 lbs. - 440.8 lbs. 332/256 (130%)
200 kg or more 440.9 lbs. or more 358/256 (140%)


Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 7 - 22 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 7 - 16 - 90% - Front Enemy No
BSL 7 - 16 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 17 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 1 99 13 30 100% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
>
 
Stars: ★★★
Power: 31
Accuracy: 90%
Effect: None
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

  Low Kick
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 5
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
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 5 → 6
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.6 → 1.1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Energy boost: 8 → 6
    • Duration: 1.1 → 0.6 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Low Kick
★★★
Attack power 32.66245
Charge time 0.56 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. The heavier the target, the greater the damage.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The heavier the target, the greater the damage it inflicts.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる あいての たいじゅうが おもいほど ダメージも おおきくなる
Conq. Unleash a powerful kick to knock the enemy off their feet.
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. The heavier the enemy, the greater the damage.


In the anime

 
Electivire
 
Sudowoodo
 
Watchog
 
Mega Kangaskhan
The user delivers a powerful low kick that makes the foe fall over.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Sudowoodo swipes its leg and trips the opponent, or Sudowoodo jumps up and one of its legs glows white, and it kicks the opponent with it.
A wild Sudowoodo Type Casting Debut
Brock's Sudowoodo Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! None
  Watchog ducks down and swings one of its legs around, tripping the opponent.
Lenora's Watchog The Battle According to Lenora! None
  Electivire kicks the opponent with one of it legs.
Mr. Electric's Electivire A Young Royal Flame Ignites! None
  Mega Kangaskhan and her child kick the opponent with one of their legs simultaneously.
Ilima's Kangaskhan Battling Besties! Enhanced by Parental Bond


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • This move is based on the sumo technique, "ketaguri", a kimarite in which the attacker leaps aside at the tachiai and sweeps his opponent's front leg from the inside while slapping the shoulder or pulling the arm.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 踢倒 Tekdóu *
下旋 Hahsyùhn *
Mandarin 踢倒 Tīdǎo *
下踢 Xiàtī *
  Czech Nízký kop
  Danish Lavt Spark
  Dutch Lage schop
  Finnish Alapotku
  French Balayage
  German Fußkick
  Greek Χαμηλή Κλωτσιά Chamilí klutsiá
  Indonesian Tendang Rendah
  Italian Colpo Basso
  Korean 안다리걸기 Andarigeolgi
잡치기 Japchigi *
  Polish Niski Kopniak
Portuguese   Brazil Rasteira (games, SM081-present, TCG, manga)
Chute Baixo (early anime, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Rasteira
  Serbian Niski šut
Spanish   Latin America Patada en los Cayos (EP162)
Patada Baja
  Spain Patada Baja
  Swedish Lågspark
  Thai เตะเลียด
  Turkish Çelme Takma
  Vietnamese Đá Thấp


Variations of the move Low Kick
  Low Kick
  Grass Knot


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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