Triple Kick inflicts damage, hitting the target up to three times per use. Its base power will increase by 10 with each successive strike, so the first, second, and third strikes have powers of 10, 20, and 30, respectively.
Triple Kick will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.
If the user is holding a King's Rock, the final successful strike has a chance to cause the opponent to flinch.
Generations III and IV
Each of Triple Kick's strikes now has a separate accuracy check. If any strike fails, the move ends.
Since each strike has 90% base accuracy, there is a 72.9% chance that it will hit 3 times (for cumulative 60 base power), an 8.1% chance that it will hit twice (for cumulative 30 base power), a 9% chance that it will hit once (for 10 base power), and a 10% chance that it will miss outright. With all three accuracy checks and base powers taken into account, the move's effective power is 47.07.
If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.
If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.
If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.
If the user has Skill Link, the move will have only one accuracy check.