Vise Grip (move)

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If you were looking for the move with the English name Clamp, see Clamp (move).

Vise Grip
はさむ Clamp
Vise Grip IX.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  55
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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.

Vise Grip (Japanese: はさむ Clamp), spelled ViceGrip from Generations I to V and Vice Grip from Generations VI to VII, is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.


Vise Grip inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Vise Grip can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Bind and Guillotine to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn.


Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack used only by Pokémon with pincers. The target is gripped and injured.
GSC Grips with powerful pincers.
RSE Grips the foe with large and powerful pincers.
Colo.XD Grips the target with large and powerful pincers.
Huge, impressive pincers grip and squeeze the foe.
The target is gripped and squeezed from both sides to inflict damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3 20 12 12 5 5 5 5
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 1, 20 1, 12 1, 12 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
303   Mawile
Field Fairy 21 21 21 21XY
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 10 10 10 10XY
342   Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
632   Durant
Bug Bug 1 1 1 4
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3 9 9 5 5
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3 9 1, 9 1 1
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug 1 1
737   Charjabug
Bug Bug 1 1
738   Vikavolt
Bug Bug 1 1
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3 1
895   Regidrago
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
950   Klawf
  Water 3 Water 3 1
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, ViceGrip is a move with 6 base power, 90% accuracy and 22PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them.

Pokémon GO

  Vise Grip
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 35
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 1.1 - 1.5 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 40
Energy cost 40
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible


Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 15 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 35
    • Energy cost: 20 → 33
    • Duration: 2.1 → 1.9 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.85 - 2.1 → 1.1 - 1.5 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Vise Grip
Attack power 21.58998
Charge time 0.78 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None


Games Description
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
It damages an enemy.

In the anime

Clauncher Corphish Kingler Krabby
Huge, impressive pincers grip and squeeze the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pinsir Pinsir grabs the opponent with the horns on its head.
Samurai's Pinsir Challenge of the Samurai Debut
Howie's Pinsir The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
  Krabby Krabby pinches the opponent with one or both of its claws.
A wild Krabby The Evolution Solution None
Ash's Krabby Round One - Begin! None
  Kingler Kingler pinches the opponent with one or both of its claws.
Ash's Kingler Round One - Begin! None
  Corphish Corphish pinches the opponent with one or both of its claws.
A wild Corphish Which Wurmple's Which? None
Ash's Corphish Seeing is Believing! None
  Crawdaunt Crawdaunt slams one of its claws into the opponent.
Mr. Saridakis's Crawdaunt On Olden Pond None
  Clauncher Clauncher pinches the opponent with one of its claws.
Rodman's Clauncher Going for the Gold! None

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 夾住 Gaapjyuh *
剪斷 Jíndyuhn *
鉗住 Kìhmjyuh *
Mandarin 夾住 / 夹住 Jiāzhù *
剪斷 Jiǎnduàn *
  Czech Pevné sevření
  Danish Skruestik
  Dutch Handgreep
  Finnish Kuristusote*
  European French Force Poigne
  German Klammer
  Greek Λαβή Σφιγκτήρας
  Hindi दमदार शिकंजा Damdaar Shikanja
  Italian Presa
  Korean 찝기 Jjipgi
  Polish Atak Kleszczami*
Atak Szczypcami*
  Brazilian Portuguese Agarramento Compressor (GO*, Sword & Shield–present)
Agarramento Viciado (GO*, Noble VictoriesUnbroken Bonds, manga)
Vice-Agarrar (anime)
Aperto com Garra (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Garra Tenaz (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Serbian Stega
  Spanish Agarre
  Swedish Kloattack
  Thai หนีบ
  Turkish Kıskaç Kolu
  Vietnamese Kẹp


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