Low Sweep (move)

If you were looking for the move that is known as Low Kick in English, see Low Kick.
Low Sweep
ローキック Low Kick
Low Sweep IX.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Low Sweep (Japanese: ローキック Low Kick) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation V.

It is:

Effect

Generation V

Low Sweep inflicts damage and lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Generation VI onwards

Low Sweep's power changed from 60 to 65.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target's legs swiftly, reducing the target's Speed stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
SV
The user makes a swift attack on the target's legs, which lowers the target's Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0066     Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 13 12 12
0067     Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 13 12 12
0068     Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 13 12 12
0106     Human-Like Human-Like - - - 1 1 1
0539     Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 9 20
0674     Field Human-Like - - 16
0675    
 
Field Human-Like 70 1, 57 16
0913     Flying Water 1 19
0914    
 
Flying Water 1 17
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28
1017  
Ogerpon
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM47
0054     Water 1 Field - - - - -
0055     Water 1 Field
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
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
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0106     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0126     Human-Like Human-Like
0145  
Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0185     Mineral Mineral - - - - -
0186     Water 1 Water 1 - - - - -
0190     Field Field
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 -
0210     Field Fairy - - - -
0215    
 
Field Field
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0236     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0237     Human-Like Human-Like
0253     Monster Dragon
0254     Monster Dragon
0256    
 
Field Field
0257    
 
Field Field
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0286    
 
Fairy Grass
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0296     Human-Like Human-Like
0297     Human-Like Human-Like
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0326     Field Field - - - -
0335     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
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0448    
 
Field Human-Like
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0461    
 
Field Field
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0511     Field Field
0512     Field Field
0513     Field Field
0514     Field Field
0515     Field Field
0516     Field Field
0532     Human-Like Human-Like
0533     Human-Like Human-Like
0534     Human-Like Human-Like
0538     Human-Like Human-Like
0539     Human-Like Human-Like
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0552    
 
Field Field
0553    
 
Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0571     Field Field
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0612     Monster Dragon - - - -
0619     Field Human-Like
0620     Field Human-Like
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650     Field Field -
0651     Field Field
0652    
 
Field Field
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 - -
0674     Field Human-Like
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0727    
 
Field Field
0735     Field Field -
0745  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field -
0749     Field Field
0750     Field Field
0754     Grass Grass
0759    
 
Field Field
0760    
 
Field Field
0762     Grass Grass
0763     Grass Grass
0766     Field Field
0775     Field Field
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0812     Field Grass -
0813     Field Human-Like
0814     Field Human-Like
0815     Field Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0874     Mineral Mineral -
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 -
0903    
 
Field Field
0907     Field Grass
0908    
 
Field Grass
0913     Flying Water 1
0914    
 
Flying Water 1
0920    
 
Bug Bug
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0924     Field Fairy
0925  
Maushold
All forms
  Field Fairy
0945    
 
Field Field
0973    
 
Flying Flying
0979    
 
Field Field
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Low Sweep deals damage and reduces the enemy's Travel Speed by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 8 99 17 50 70% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 8 99 17 40 70% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

  Low Sweep
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 40
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 1.65 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 40
Energy cost 40
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                    
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 25 → 30
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 30 → 40
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Duration: 2.25 → 1.9 seconds
    • Damage window: 2 - 2.15 → 1.3 - 1.65 seconds

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 2 30 36 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Speed by one stat rank. Wally & Gallade (Before Mega Evolving only)
Sygna Suit May & Blaziken (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Tech Machop/Machoke/Machamp Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Hitmontop Egg
1 Sygna Suit May & Mega Blaziken
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Lowers the target's Speed.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Low Sweep
★★★
Attack power 15.29882
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Low Sweep is Cinderace's second move. The user makes a swift low sweep in the designated direction, damaging any enemy it hits. After reaching level 8, this move is replaced by either Flame Charge or Feint.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It also lowers its Travel Speed.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It also lowers the enemy's Travel Speed.


In the anime

 
Machoke
 
Mienshao
 
Sawk
 
Simisage
The user makes a swift attack on the target's legs, which lowers the target's speed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Timburr throws the timber it's holding into the air and jumps at the opponent. It then sweeps its legs underneath the opponent's feet, tripping it.
Trip's Timburr Ash and Trip's Third Battle! Debut
Incorrectly referred to as Low Kick
in the English dub
  Sawk kicks low and aims for the opponent's legs.
Stephan's Sawk Climbing the Tower of Success! English dub debut
Team Rocket's Sawk A Close Call... Practically! None
  Simisage kicks low and aims for the opponent's legs.
Angus's Simisage The Clubsplosion Begins! None
  Simipour's leg glows white and then it kicks low, tripping its opponent.
Betty's Simipour Search for the Clubultimate! None
  Mienshao sweeps its legs at the opponent's feet, tripping its opponent.
A wild Mienshao Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None
  Machoke delivers a low kick at the opponent.
Korrina's Machoke Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Low Sweep appears to be inspired by an attack called a leg sweep, which is a mainstay attack in a wide variety of martial arts. It is designed to trip opponents.
  • Low Sweep is the only Fighting-type Clever move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 下盤踢 Hahpùhn Tek *
低空踢 Dāihūng Tek *
Mandarin 下盤踢 / 下盘踢 Xiàpán Tī *
低空踢 Dīkōng Tī *
  Czech Nízký švih (X & Y series)
  Dutch Voetveeg
  French Balayette
  German Fußtritt
  Indonesian Tendangan Rendah
  Italian Calciobasso
  Korean 로킥 Rokik
  Polish Podcięcie
Portuguese   Brazil Movimento Baixo
  Portugal Varrer
Spanish   Latin America Barrida
  Spain Puntapié
  Thai เตะต่ำ
  Turkish Yerden Tekme
  Vietnamese Cú Đá Chớp Nhoáng


Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
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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