Power-Up Punch (move)

Power-Up Punch
グロウパンチ Grow Punch
Power-Up Punch VIII.png
Power-Up Punch VIII 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works well if the user is pumped up.

Power-Up Punch (Japanese: グロウパンチ Grow Punch) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was TM98 in Generation VI.

Effect

Power-Up Punch inflicts damage and raises the user's Attack by one stage.

Generation IX

Power-Up Punch cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
Striking opponents over and over makes the user's fists harder. Hitting a target raises the Attack stat.
SV 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 IX
0107     Human-Like Human-Like 8
0390     Field Human-Like 12BDSP
0391    
 
Field Human-Like 12BDSP
0392    
 
Field Human-Like 12BDSP
0448    
 
Field Human-Like 15 15 20SwShBDSP
0739     Water 3 Water 3 22
0740    
 
Water 3 Water 3 22
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like 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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
TM98
VII
--
VIII
--
IX
--
0004     Monster Dragon
0005     Monster Dragon
0006    
 
Monster Dragon
0007     Monster Water 1
0008     Monster Water 1
0009     Monster Water 1
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034    
 
Monster Field
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
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
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0104     Monster Monster
0105     Monster Monster
0106     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0108     Monster Monster
0112    
 
Monster Field
0113     Fairy Fairy
0115     Monster Monster
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0126     Human-Like Human-Like
0143     Monster Monster
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0157     Field Field
0158     Monster Water 1
0159     Monster Water 1
0160     Monster Water 1
0161     Field Field
0162     Field Field
0165    
 
Bug Bug
0166    
 
Bug Bug
0180     Monster Field
0181     Monster Field
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0185     Mineral Mineral
0186     Water 1 Water 1
0190     Field Field
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0215    
 
Field Field
0216     Field Field
0217     Field Field
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0240     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0241     Field Field
0242     Fairy Fairy
0246    
 
Monster Monster
0247    
 
Monster Monster
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0252     Monster Dragon
0253     Monster Dragon
0254     Monster Dragon
0256    
 
Field Field
0257    
 
Field Field
0259    
 
Monster Water 1
0260    
 
Monster Water 1
0271    
 
Water 1 Grass
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0286    
 
Fairy Grass
0287     Field Field
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
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0316     Amorphous Amorphous
0317     Amorphous Amorphous
0326     Field Field
0327     Field Human-Like
0330    
 
Bug Dragon
0331     Grass Human-Like
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0335     Field Field
0352     Field Field
0356     Amorphous Amorphous
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0390     Field Human-Like
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0402     Bug Bug
0408     Monster Monster
0409     Monster Monster
0418     Water 1 Field
0419     Water 1 Field
0424     Field Field
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0446     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
0461    
 
Field Field
0463     Monster Monster
0464    
 
Monster Field
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0505     Field Field
0512     Field Field
0514     Field Field
0516     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
0552    
 
Field Field
0553    
 
Field Field
0554     Field Field
0555     Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0613     Field Field
0614     Field Field
0619     Field Human-Like
0620     Field Human-Like
0621     Dragon Monster
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0631     Field Field
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650     Field Field
0651     Field Field
0652    
 
Field Field
0653     Field Field
0654     Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0656     Water 1 Water 1
0657     Water 1 Water 1
0658    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0659     Field Field
0660    
 
Field Field
0674     Field Human-Like
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0678     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous
0720  
Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered ORAS
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 IX
0088     Amorphous Amorphous USUM BDSP
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous USUM
0143     Monster Monster USUM BDSP
0194    
 
Water 1 Field USUM
0303    
 
Field Fairy USUM
0331     Grass Human-Like USUM BDSP
0352     Field Field USUM BDSP
0390     Field Human-Like USUM BDSP
0427     Field Human-Like USUM BDSP
0446     Monster Monster USUM
0532     Human-Like Human-Like USUM
0554  
Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon USUM
0650     Field Field USUM
0656     Water 1 Water 1 USUM
0708    
 
Grass Amorphous USUM
0848    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0852     Water 1 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 VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0391    
 
Field Human-Like Island Scan - Route 11USUM
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

Power-Up Punch deals damage and raises the user's Attack by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 2 99 14 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Power-Up Punch is a Charged Attack that has been available since March 5, 2019.

  Power-Up Punch
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33
Duration 2 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 1.9 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 20
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect   1 Attack
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
            
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • September 27, 2019
    • Power: 40 → 20

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Power-Up Punch
Attack power 24.69447
Charge time 0.54 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Attack ↑

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 Raises the user's Attack by one stat rank. Korrina & Mega Lucario
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Raises the user's Attack.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Power-Up Punch is Lucario's first move. It is obtained by reaching level 5 and upgrading Quick Attack into it instead of Extreme Speed. The user begins charging power, slowing themself, increasing Attack by up to 200%, and reducing damage taken while preparing to unleash a devastating punch. Upon release, the user lunges – damaging the first enemy hit. Power-Up Punch does bonus damage based on the enemy's missing health, and will cause the user's next attack to be boosted. The cooldown for Power-Up Punch is reduced whenever the user lands a move. At level 11, the user is unstoppable during the charge.

Description

Games Description
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Attack. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

 
Lucario
 
Mega Kangaskhan
 
Mega Lucario
 
Crabominable
The user punches the target repeatedly to make its fists harder. Hitting a target boosts the user's attack power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Mega Blastoise's fist glows with a red-orange aura. It then punches the opponent.
Siebold's Blastoise Mega Evolution Special I Debut
  Lucario's paw becomes surrounded in an orange aura. It then punches the opponent.
Korrina's Lucario Mega Revelations! None
  Mega Lucario's paw becomes surrounded in an orange aura. It then punches the opponent. Afterwards, it becomes surrounded in a red-orange aura as its attack power increases.
Korrina's Lucario The Aura Storm! None
  Mega Audino's fist becomes surrounded in an orange aura. It then punches the opponent.
Nurse Joy's Audino A Giga Battle with Mega Results! None
  One of Crabrawler's pincers becomes surrounded in a golden aura and it punches the opponent with it.
Hala's Crabrawler Trial and Tribulation! None
  Both of Crabominable's claws become surrounded in a golden aura and then it punches the opponent with them.
Hala's Crabominable Getting a Jump on the Competition! None
  One of Kangaskhan's hands becomes surrounded in a golden aura and she punches the opponent with it. Afterwards, an orange glow surrounds Kangaskhan, increasing her attack power.
Ilima's Kangaskhan Battling Besties! None
  One of Mega Kangaskhan's and her child's hands become surrounded in a golden aura and they punch their opponent with them. Afterwards, an orange glow surrounds them, increasing their attack power.
Ilima's Kangaskhan Battling Besties! Enhanced by Parental Bond


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Wooper, Pupitar, and Fennekin are all able learn Power-Up Punch despite not having arms. This can be explained by the fact that all of them evolve into Pokémon that have arms, and Pupitar also evolves from a Pokémon that already has arms.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 增強拳 / 增强拳 Jāngkèuhng Kyùhn *
升力拳 Sīnglihk Kyùhn *
Mandarin 增強拳 Zēngqiáng Quán
  Czech Posilující rána
  Dutch Versterkslag
  French Poing Boost
  German Steigerungshieb
  Italian Crescipugno
  Korean 그로우펀치 Geuroupeonchi
  Polish Wzmacniający Cios*
Wzmocniony Cios*
Portuguese   Brazil Soco Empoderador (games, XY096-present)
Soco Energizado
  Portugal Soco Crescendo
  Russian Усиливающийся удар Usilivaiushiysya udar
  Spanish Puño Incremento
  Thai โกรว์พันช์


Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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