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
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 13SMUSUM 12
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 13SMUSUM 12
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 13SMUSUM 12
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like 1
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 9 20
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like 16
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like 70 1, 57 16
913   Quaxwell
  Flying Water 1 19
914   Quaquaval
 
 
Flying Water 1 17
988   Slither Wing
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28
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 Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM47
VI
TM47
VII
TM47
VIII
TM75
IX
TM039
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field BDSP
057   Primeape
  Field Field BDSP
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
190   Aipom
  Field Field BDSP
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
215   Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
236   Tyrogue
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field BDSP
289   Slaking
  Field Field BDSP
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
386   Deoxys
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like BDSP
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like BDSP
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like BDSP
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field
424   Ambipom
  Field Field BDSP
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
447   Riolu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
549   Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
648   Meloetta
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
749   Mudbray
  Field Field
750   Mudsdale
  Field Field
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass
766   Passimian
  Field Field
775   Komala
  Field Field
794   Buzzwole
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
807   Zeraora
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
891   Kubfu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
893   Zarude
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
903   Sneasler
 
 
Field Field
907   Floragato
  Field Grass
908   Meowscarada
 
 
Field Grass
913   Quaxwell
  Flying Water 1
914   Quaquaval
 
 
Flying Water 1
920   Lokix
 
 
Bug Bug
922   Pawmo
 
 
Field Field
923   Pawmot
 
 
Field Field
924   Tandemaus
  Field Fairy
925   Maushold
  Field Fairy
945   Grafaiai
 
 
Field Field
973   Flamigo
 
 
Flying Flying
979   Annihilape
 
 
Field Field
983   Kingambit
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
988   Slither Wing
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
992   Iron Hands
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
100   Gholdengo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
100   Koraidon
 
 
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 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 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 as Low Kick in the English dub
  Sawk 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 Simisage kicks low and aims for the opponent's legs.
Angus's Simisage The Clubsplosion Begins! None
  Simipour Simipour's leg glows white and then it kicks low, tripping its opponent.
Betty's Simipour Search for the Clubultimate! None
  Mienshao Mienshao sweeps its legs at the opponent's feet, tripping its opponent.
A wild Mienshao Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None
  Machoke 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
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171


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