Pound (move)

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Pound
はたく Strike
Pound VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  40
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  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Pound (Japanese: はたく Strike) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Pound inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Pound can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Double Slap, Faint Attack and Slam to give two extra appeal points if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Slightly stronger than Tackle. Many Pokémon know this move.
GSC Pounds with forelegs or tail.
RSE Pounds the foe with forelegs or tail.
FRLG A physical attack delivered with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
Colo.XD Pounds the target with forelegs or tail.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
BWB2W2 The target is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The target is physically pounded with a long tail, a foreleg, or the like.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy 1PE 1
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 9 9 9 9 9 7XY
5ORAS
5SMUSUM
4PE
1
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1PE 1
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1 4PE 6
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1 1, 4PE 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1PE 1
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster 1
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1USUMPE 1
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1SwSh
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
174   Igglybuff
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9 9 9XY
5ORAS
5 1
175   Togepi
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy 1
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1 1
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 1 1 1 1 1
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1
293   Whismur
  Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
294   Loudred
  Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
295   Exploud
  Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1BDSP
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1BDSP
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field 1BDSP
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field 1BDSP
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug 1BDSP
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug 1BDSP
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
440   Happiny
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 1
486   Regigigas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1SwSh
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1SwSh
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1SwSh
572   Minccino
  Field Field 1 1 1 1SwSh
573   Cinccino
  Field Field 1SwSh
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 8SwSh
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1SwSh
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 4SwSh
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon 1SwSh
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field 1 1SwSh
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field 1 1SwSh
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1SwSh
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying 1
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1SwSh
793   Nihilego
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1SwSh
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field 1SwSh
817   Drizzile
  Water 1 Field 1SwSh
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field 1SwSh
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1SwSh
898   Calyrex
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
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, Pound is a move with 8 base power, 90% accuracy and 22PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's power has been changed to 6 and its PP to 27.

Super Smash Bros. series

Pound is Jigglypuff's neutral special in Super Smash Bros. and its side special from Super Smash Bros. Melee onwards. It is mainly used as an alternate recovery move, since its up special, Sing, does not help Jigglypuff recover. The move does extra shield damage and can thus be used to easily break shields.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 26
Accuracy: 100%
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

  Pound
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 7
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.34 - 0.54 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 4
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
    • Power: 8 → 7
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.54 → 1.04 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 8 → 7
    • Energy boost: 7 → 6
    • Duration: 1.04 → 0.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • November 29, 2021
    • Power: 5 → 4

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Pound is Wigglytuff's and Blissey's first move.

Wigglytuff starts with the move. The user slaps the area in front of them twice, damaging and slowing enemies in a cone. At level 6, it is replaced by either Double Slap or Dazzling Gleam.

Blissey starts with the move. The user pounds in a designated direction, damaging and slowing enemies hit. At level 6, it is replaced by either Egg Bomb or Helping Hand.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
Conq. The target is physically pounded with a long tail or a foreleg, etc.
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

       
Drizzile Sceptile Igglybuff and Cleffa Mienshao
The opponent is physically hit by a body part of the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Jigglypuff Jigglypuff slaps the opponent across the face.
Jigglypuff (anime) Clefairy Tales Debut
  Clefairy Clefairy slaps the opponent across the face.
Clefairy (recurring) Clefairy Tales None
  Treecko Treecko swings its tail and hits the opponent with it, or Treecko slams its hand on the opponent.
Ash's Treecko Tree's a Crowd None
Professor Birch's Treecko A Six Pack Attack! None
  Grovyle Grovyle swings its head and hits the opponent with the large leaf on its head.
Ash's Grovyle Exploud and Clear None
  Sceptile Sceptile swings around and hits the opponent with its tail.
Ash's Sceptile Ka Boom with a View! None
  Happiny One or both of Happiny's arms glow white and she strikes the opponent, leaving behind a white trail where she punched.
Brock's Happiny Tanks for the Memories! None
Narissa's Ditto One in the form of Happiny Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
Narissa's Ditto Two in the form of Happiny Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
  Piplup One of Piplup's arms glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Tyler's Pippy The Thief That Keeps On Thieving! None
  Chansey A quarter of Chansey's arm glows bright light-blue and she stabs the opponent with it.
Nurse Joy's Chansey Pedal to the Mettle! None
  Igglybuff One of Igglybuff's arms glows white and it swings its arm, firing a while crescent blade of energy from its hand at the opponent.
An Igglybuff under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
  Cleffa One of Cleffa's arms glows white and it swings its arm, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from its hand at the opponent.
A Cleffa that was under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
  Teddiursa One of Teddiursa's arms glows white and it swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from it at the opponent.
A Teddiursa under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! Teddiursa cannot legally learn Pound
  Smoochum One of Smoochum's arms glows white and she swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from her arm at the opponent.
A Smoochum under Normajean's care The Brockster Is In! None
  Mienshao One of Mienshao's arm furs glows white and it swings it, releasing a white crescent blade of energy from its arm at the opponent, or Mienshao attacks the target with a simple strike with one of its arm furs.
Delbert's Mienshao Search for the Clubultimate! None
Ikari's Mienshao Smashing with Sketch! None
  Froakie One of Froakie's hands glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Ash's Froakie An Appetite for Battle! None
  Sobble Sobble repeatedly hits the opponent.
Goh's Sobble Sobbing Sobble! None
  Buneary Buneary repeatedly hits the opponent with its ears or by kicking them.
Team Rocket's Buneary Gotta Catch a What?! None
  Trubbish Trubbish's hands glow yellow and it hits the opponent with them.
A Pokémon hunter's Trubbish Healing the Healer! None
  Drowzee Drowzee's hands glow yellow and it hits the opponent with them.
Goh's Drowzee Healing the Healer! None
  Drizzile Drizzile repeatedly hits the opponent with its tail.
Goh's Drizzile Detective Drizzile! None


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

       
Treecko
The user hits the opponent with a part of its body.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Treecko Treecko leaps into the air and slams its tail down on the opponent.
Brendan's Treecko Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None


Pokémon Evolutions

       
Piplup
The opponent is physically hit by a body part of the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Piplup Piplup's arms glow white. It then hits the opponent with one of them.
Barry's Piplup The Rival Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Magical Pokémon Journey


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 拍擊 Paakgīk
Mandarin 拍擊 / 拍击 Pāijí
  Czech Rána
  Danish Dunk
  Dutch Stamp
  Finnish Nuija (OS)
Mäjäys (AG)
  French Écras'Face*
Ecras'Face*
  German Klaps*
Pfund*
  Greek Κοπάνισμα
  Indonesian Pukul
Tampar
  Italian Botta*
Libbra*
  Korean 막치기 Makchigi
  Lithuanian Smūgis
  Polish Grom*
Mocny Cios*
Atak Pięścią*
Kopnięcie*
Boczny Atak*
Atak Totalny*
Kontratak*
Megacios*
Portuguese   Brazil Pancada (games, SM066-present, TCG, manga)
Tapa
Bater (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Martelar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Pancada
  Romanian Greutatea
  Serbian Udar
Spanish   Latin America Destructor (EP062)
Mazo (AG007-AG065)
Golpe de Cresta* (AG066-AG161)
Golpe de Cola* (AG071)
Golpe Recto (AG164)
Golpazo (AG191)
Golpe (DP062-present)
  Spain Destructor
  Swedish Slagattack
Slag*
  Thai ปัด
  Turkish Vurma
  Vietnamese Đập



Variations of the move Gust
  PoundScratchTackleLeafageBranch Poke
  GustFairy Wind


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