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'''Contact''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|接触|せっしょく}}''' ''contact'') or '''direct attack''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|直接攻撃|ちょくせつ こうげき}}''' ''direct attack'') is a property of [[move]]s in the [[Pokémon games]] that was introduced in [[Generation III]]. Making contact occurs when a Pokémon physically touches the target when using a move in {{pkmn|battle}}. Moves that make contact are affected by and can trigger various [[item]]s and {{Abilities}}, such as {{a|Tough Claws}} and the [[Sticky Barb]].
 
Whether a move makes contact is independent of its [[damage category]]. Most [[physical move]]s do make contact and make up the majority of contact moves. Most [[special move]]s do not make contact (with only 6 moves that do), and no [[status move]]s make contact. Prior to [[Generation VII]], all moves that make contact only target a single Pokémon.
 
Hitting a {{m|substitute}} does not make contact with the Pokémon behind it. While {{status|confusion}} damage is physical, it does not make contact. If a Pokémon is immune to a move, the move will not make contact with the Pokémon.
 
==Moves involving contact==
In Generation III only, {{m|AncientPower}} and {{m|Overheat}} make contact, while {{m|Covet}}, {{m|Faint Attack}}, and {{m|Fake Out}} do not.
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; background: #ddf; border: 5px solid #ccf;"
{{movelist|Leaf Blade|Grass|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Leech Life|Bug|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Let's Snuggle Forever|Fairy|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Lick|Ghost|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Liquidation|Water|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Petal Dance|Grass|cat=Special}}
{{movelist|Phantom Force|Ghost|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Plasma Fists|Electric|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Play Rough|Fairy|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Pluck|Flying|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Sacred Sword|Fighting|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Scratch|Normal|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Searing Sunraze Smash|Steel|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Seismic Toss|Fighting|cat=Physical}}
{{movelist|Shadow Claw|Ghost|cat=Physical}}
|-
| {{m|Baneful Bunker}}
| {{status|Poison}}s an attacker if it attempts a contact move on the user.
|-
| {{m|Beak Blast}}
| {{status|Burn}}s an attacker if it uses a contact move on the user before executing the move.
|-
| {{m|King's Shield}}
| Decreases an attacker's {{stat|Attack}} two stages if it attempts a contact move on the user.
|-
| {{m|Spiky Shield}}
| Damages an attacker for 1/8 of its max HP if it attempts a contact move on the user.
|}
|}
|-
| {{a|Tough Claws}}
| Boosts the power of contact moves used by this Pokémon by 3330%.
|}
|}
 
===Items===
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; background: #{{items color light}}ddf; border: 5px solid #{{items color}}ccf;"
|-
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{| border=1 width="100%" style="margin:auto; background: #FFF; border:1px solid #{{items color light}}ddf; border-collapse:collapse;"
|- style="background: #{{items color light}}ddf;"
!
! Name
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! [[File:Bag Rocky Helmet Sprite.png]]
| {{DL|In-battle effect item|[[Rocky Helmet}}]]
| Damages an attacker for 1/6 of its max HP on contact.
|-
! [[File:Bag Sticky Barb Sprite.png]]
| {{DL|In-battle effect item|[[Sticky Barb}}]]
| Damages the holder each turn for 1/8 of their max HP. Transfers to an attacker on contact.
|-
! [[File:Bag Protective Pads Sprite.png]]
| [[Protective Pads]]
| Protects the holder from effects caused by using moves that make contact with the target.
|}
|}
==In other languages==
{{langtable|color={{physical color light}}|bordercolor={{physical color dark}}
|zh_yue=接觸 ''{{tt|Jipjūk|Contact}}''
|zh_cmn=接觸 / 接触 ''{{tt|Jiēchù|Contact}}''
|cs=Kontakt
|fr=Contact
 
[[de:Kontakt]]
[[es:Movimiento#Contacto]]
[[fr:Capacité directe]]
[[it:Contatto]]
[[ja:直接攻撃]]
[[zh:接触类招式]]