Slash (move)

Slash redirects here. For the Ultra Beast codenamed UB Slash in Japanese, see Kartana (Pokémon).

Slash
きりさく Slash
Slash VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Slash (Japanese: きりさく Slash) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Slash deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Slash can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if either Scratch or Swords Dance was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  70  55  85
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Crit. stage  +1  +1  +2
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Has a high critical-hit ratio

Description

Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack. It has a high probability of a critical hit for inflicting double the damage.
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. It has a high probability of a critical hit for inflicting double damage.
GSC Has a high critical hit ratio.
RSEColo.XD Slashes with claws, etc. Has a high critical-hit ratio.
FRLG The foe is slashed with claws, etc. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is attacked with a slash of claws, etc. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. Critical hits land more easily.
LA The target is attacked with a slash of claws or blades. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 30 37 37 28 34 34 34SMUSUM
31PE
20
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 33 41 41 32 39 39 39 24
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 36 44 44 32 41 41 41SMUSUM
43PE
24
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field 17 23 23 31 31BW
26B2W2
26 26SMUSUM
32PE
30
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 26SMUSUM
32PE
30
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 17 24 24 40 40BW
26B2W2
26XY
28ORAS
28SMUSUM
44PE
36
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1SMUSUM 1
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass 34 31 31 22 27 27 27SMUSUM
19PE
27BDSP
21LA
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass 39 37 35 22 29 29 29SMUSUM
19PE
29BDSP
21LA
050   Diglett
  Field Field 31 33 33 34 37 37 35SMUSUM
21PE
24
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 21PE
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 35 37 38 40 45 45 41SMUSUM
21PE
24
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 21PE
052   Meowth
  Field Field 44 46 46RSE
40FRLG
33 33 33 33SMUSUM
27PE
36
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 33SMUSUM
27PE
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 36
053   Persian
  Field Field 51 53 53RSE
49FRLG
37 37 37 37SMUSUM
27PE
42
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 37SMUSUM
27PE
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 39 37 41 19 19 19 19SMUSUM
27PE
40
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 29 36 31 29 29 29 29SMUSUM
26PE
24SwShBDSP
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug 49
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 39
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 39 40 40 40 40 40 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 35 35 29 34 34 34 34BDSP
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1 37 37 33 39 39 39 39BDSP
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1 38 38 37 45 45 45 45BDSP
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug 36 36 31 34BW
27B2W2
27 27 27BDSP
25LA
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 36 31 29 29 29 29 24SwShBDSP
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 21LA
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field 49 50 35 38BW
35B2W2
35 35 60SwShBDSP
18LA
215   Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 18LA
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field 36 37 29 29 29 29 29BDSP
18LA
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 39 37 29 29 29 29 29BDSP
18LA
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 46DP
42PtHGSS
45 45XY
39ORAS
39 24
255   Torchic
  Field Field 34 34 34 34XY
37ORAS
37 21
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 39 39 39 39XY
42ORAS
42 25
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 42 42 42 42XY
44ORAS
44 25
264   Linoone
  Field Field 41 41 47 47XY
32ORAS
32 1, Evo.
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field 31 31 31 31XY
23ORAS
23 23BDSP
289   Slaking
  Field Field 1BDSP
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug 31 31 31 31XY
23ORAS
23 50
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 33 30 30 30 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 19 18 18BW
15B2W2
15XY
19ORAS
19 19BDSP
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 49 43 43 43XY
34ORAS
34 28
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 55 46 46 46XY
25, 34ORAS
25, 34SM
34USUM
28
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 31 25DP
27PtHGSS
27 27XY
25ORAS
25 25BDSP
359   Absol
  Field Field 36 36 36BW
28B2W2
28XY
22ORAS
22 25
383   Groudon
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20 20DPPt
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug 26PtHGSS 26 26 26 26BDSP
15LA
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 31 31BW
21B2W2
21 1, Evo. 1, Evo.SwShBDSP
25LA
431   Glameow
  Field Field 37 37 37 37 37BDSP
16LA
432   Purugly
  Field Field 37 37 37 37 37BDSP
16LA
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 25DP
22PtHGSS
22 22 25
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 25DP
22PtHGSS
22 22 25
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon 25 25 25 25 30SwShBDSP
15LA
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon 28 28 28 28 34SwShBDSP
15LA
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon 28 28 28 28 34SwShBDSP
15LA
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 1SwShBDSP
18LA
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 38DP
43PtHGSS
43 43 43 43BDSP
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug 1BDSP
25LA
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 22 22 22XY
17ORAS
1, Evo. 1, Evo.SwShBDSP
Evo.LA
483   Dialga
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70DPPt
15HGSS
15 15 15 24SwShBDSP
12LA
484   Palkia
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70DPPt
15HGSS
15 15 15 24SwShBDSP
12LA
487   Giratina
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70DPPt
15HGSS
15 15 15 28SwShBDSP
488   Cresselia
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47 47 47 47 30SwShBDSP
12LA
501   Oshawott
  Field Field 25LA
502   Dewott
  Field Field 25LA
503   Samurott
  Field Field 36 36 1, Evo.
503   Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 25LA
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 30 30 30
510   Liepard
  Field Field 34 34 34
529   Drilbur
  Field Field 26 26 26
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field 26 26 26
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug 29 29 1, Evo.
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral 31 31 31 20
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral 31 31 31 20
570   Zorua
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 25LA
571   Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 25LA
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug 32 32 32
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 32 32 32
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug 26 26 26 32
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug 26 26 26 32
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon 20 20 20 15
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon 20 20 20 15
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon 20 20 20 15
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field 33 33 33 21
614   Beartic
  Field Field 33 33 33 21
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral 41 41 37 32
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 21 21 21 25
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 30 30 30 35
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 30 30 30 35
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying 28 28 28 36SwSh
18LA
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying 28 28 28 36
628   Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying 18LA
631   Heatmor
  Field Field 41 41 41 25
643   Reshiram
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36 36 36 8
644   Zekrom
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36 36 36 8
646   Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36 36 36 8
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36B2W2 36 36 8
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36B2W2 36 36 8
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 29 29 29
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like 20 20 24
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like 20 20 24
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral 29 29 20
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral 29 29 20
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 43 43 21
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 43 43 21
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 13 13 28
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 13 13 28
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass 32 25
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass 32 25
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3 21 28
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 32 36
800   Necrozma
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7 16
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7USUM 16
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7USUM 16
807   Zeraora
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 33USUM 24
863   Perrserker
  Field Field 42
888   Zacian
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 11
889   Zamazenta
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 11
901   Ursaluna
 
 
Field Field 18LA
903   Sneasler
 
 
Field Field 18LA
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
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
161   Sentret
  Field Field BDSP
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
287   Slakoth
  Field Field BDSP
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field BDSP
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
083   Farfetch'dLv. 5
 
 
Flying Field Baton Pass Farfetch'dStad2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Slash is a move with 14 base power, 88% accuracy, and 11 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front. This move has an increased critical hit ratio.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 41
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has an increased critical hit ratio.
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 50 60 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Slash is Absol and Zeraora's second move.

Absol starts with the move. The user quickly slashes in front of them, damaging any Pokémon in the slash. At level 7 it's replaced by either Psycho Cut or Sucker Punch.

Zeraora starts with the move. The user charges toward an enemy and attacks them with multiple swipes, ending with an interrupt that knocks the enemy into the air. At level 8 it's replaced by either Discharge or Wild Charge.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
Conq. The target is attacked with a slash of claws, etc. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.
It damages enemies. It has a high critical-hit rate.*
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

Main series

       
Meowth Scyther Skuntank Charizard
The user slashes the opponent with sharp claws or a blade-like appendage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Scyther Scyther repeatedly slashes the opponent with its scythes. Sometimes, its scythes glow white while using the move.
Jeanette Fisher's Scyther The Fourth Round Rumble Debut
Tracey's Scyther Tracey Gets Bugged None
Three wild Scyther Mewtwo Returns None
A poacher's Scyther Celebi: The Voice of the Forest None
A Coordinator's Scyther Mounting a Coordinator Assault! None
Goh's Scyther Working My Way Back to Mew! None
  Charmander A finger on each of Charmander's claws shine. It then slashes the opponent.
Ritchie's Zippo A Friend in Deed None
  Sandslash Sandslash slashes at the opponent with its two front claws.
Koji's Sandslash Good 'Quil Hunting None
  Teddiursa Teddiursa slashes the opponent with its claws, leaving behind a white energy where it slashed.
A wild Teddiursa UnBEARable None
  Sneasel Sneasel slashes at the opponent, leaving behind a light purple energy stream where it slashed or one of its claws glows white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Iron-Masked Marauder's Sneasel Celebi: The Voice of the Forest None
Harrison's Sneasel Pop Goes the Sneasel None
Pokémon hunter's Sneasel The Power of Us None
  Croconaw Croconaw slashes at the opponent with its claws, leaving behind a thin white energy line where it slashed.
Dundee's Croconaw Celebi: The Voice of the Forest None
Bryan's Croconaw The Champ Twins! None
  Totodile Totodile slashes at the opponent with its claws.
Ash's Totodile Just Add Water None
  Kabutops Kabutops slashes at the opponent with its claws.
A wild Kabutops Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias None
  Meowth Meowth's claws come out and shine briefly. It then slashes the opponent with them; or, Meowth's claws extend and glow white. It then slashes the opponent with them.
Tyson's Meowth Saved by the Beldum None
Meowth of Alternate World Team Rocket The Gates of Warp! None
  Linoone Linoone's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them. As it slashes, a white streak is left behind Linoone's claws.
Three Linoone Captured by Solana's Capture Styler The Green Guardian None
  Scizor Scizor smacks the opponent hard with its claws, or Scizor swipes its claws and releases a white cresent of energy from its claws at the opponent.
Minnie's Scizor Gymbaliar! None
A Trainer's Scizor An Elite Meet and Greet! None
  Sandshrew Sandshrew's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent, leaving behind a white afterimage where it slashed.
Mira's Sandshrew Sandshrew's Locker! None
  Zangoose Zangoose's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Multiple wild Zangoose Tears for Fears! None
Weiss's Zangoose Saving Braviary! None
  Vespiquen Vespiquen's claws glow white and she slashes the opponent with them.
Aaron's Vespiquen A Trainer and Child Reunion! None
  Froslass Froslass's fingers glow white and they become sharp. Froslass then slashes the opponent with them. It leaves behind white trails where it slashed.
A wild Froslass The Drifting Snorunt! Froslass cannot legally learn Slash
  Ursaring Urasing's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent, leaving behind white trails where it slashed.
Paul's Ursaring Evolving Strategies! None
Ilunas's Ursaring Night and Day, You are the Ones! None
  Skuntank Skuntank's claws glow white and grow longer. It then slashes the opponent in an 'X' like fashion. Its claws leave a white trail of energy where they slashed.
Jupiter's Skuntank Unlocking the Red Chain of Events! None
  Dwebble One or both of Dwebble's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them. The claw leaves behind a white trail of energy where it slashed.
Three wild Dwebble A Home for Dwebble! None
Cilan's Dwebble A Home for Dwebble! None
  Beartic Beartic's claws glow white on one paw and it slashes the opponent with it.
Georgia's Beartic Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
  Drilbur Drilbur's claws glow white on both of its hands and it slashes the opponent with them.
Ferris's Drilbur The Restoration Confrontation! Part 1 None
  Bisharp The blades on Bisharp's elbows glow white, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Davy's Bisharp Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None
  Charizard Charizard's claws glow white and grow longer. It slashes the opponent with them.
Ash's Charizard The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! None
Kiawe's Charizard Run, Heroes, Run! None
  Druddigon Druddigon's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Clair's Druddigon A Pokémon of a Different Color! None
Aliana's Druddigon An Explosive Operation! None
  Garchomp Mega Garchomp slashes the opponent with its claws.
Professor Sycamore's Garchomp Garchomp's Mega Bond! None
  Gallade One of Gallade's arms glows white and he slashes the opponent with it.
Woodward's Gallade Mending a Broken Spirit! None
  Doublade Doublade's swords glow white, it rotates rapidly in a clockwise motion and charges at its opponent until it strikes the opponent with its swords.
Sawyer's Doublade A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! None
  Aegislash Aegislash's sword glows white and it slashes the opponent with it.
Sawyer's Aegislash Valuable Experience for All! None
  Litten Litten's claws extend out, glow white, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Ash's Litten They Might Not Be Giants! Litten cannot legally learn Slash
  Charmeleon Charmeleon's claws glow white, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Ash's Charmeleon I Choose You! None
  Zeraora Zeraora's claws glow white and grow, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Dia's Zeraora Battling the Beast Within! None
  Purugly Purugly's claws glow light blue and grow, and it slashes the opponent with them.
A Team Rocket Grunt's Purugly A Little Rocket R & R! None
  Absol Absol's claws glow white, and it slashes the opponent with them.
Goh's Absol Absol Absolved! None


Pokémon Origins

       
Charizard Mega Charizard X
The user slashes the opponent with sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Kabutops Kabutops slashes the opponent with its scythes.
Red's Kabutops File 3: Giovanni Debut
  Scyther Scyther slashes the opponent with one of its scythes.
Red's Scyther File 4: Charizard None
  Charizard Charizard slashes the opponent with its claws.
Red's Charizard File 4: Charizard None
  Charizard Mega Charizard X's claws glow white. It then repeatedly slashes the opponent.
Red's Charizard File 4: Charizard None


Pokémon: Twilight Wings

       
Charizard
The user slashes the opponent with sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Charizard Charizard slashes the opponent with its claws.
Leon's Charizard Letter Debut


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


Magical Pokémon Journey


Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • All of the variations of this move involve cutting or slashing.
  • With a total of seven, Slash is learned by more Pokémon upon evolving than any other move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 劈開 Pekhōi *
揮砍 Fāihám *
Mandarin 劈開 / 劈开 Pīkāi
  Czech Řezavý útok
  Danish Hug
  Dutch Hak
  Finnish Sivallus
  French Tranche
  German Schlitzer
  Greek Σκίσιμο Skisimo
  Hebrew שיסוע Shisu'ha
  Indonesian Membelah
  Italian Lacerazione
  Korean 베어가르기 Beeogareugi
  Norwegian Hogg
Hugg
  Polish Siekanie*
Cięcie*
Dzika Furia*
Dziki Cios*
Portuguese   Brazil Talho (games, BW102-present, TCG, manga)
Talhada (early anime)
Corte (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Lâmina Cortante (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Golpe Cortante (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Retalhar
  Romanian Tăietura
  Serbian Zamah
Spanish   Latin America Cuchillada (EP077-EP256, DP008-DP047, DP132-present)
Garra (AG126-AG131)
Cortada (AG155)
Rasguño* (DP099)
  Spain Cuchillada
  Swedish Skär
  Thai ฟันแหลก
  Turkish Yırtma
  Vietnamese Chém




Variations of the move Slash
  SlashCross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow Claw
Formerly a variation
  Leaf Blade


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