Wicked Blow (move)

Wicked Blow
あんこくきょうだ Dark Blow
Wicked Blow IX.png
Wicked Blow IX 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Wicked Blow (Japanese: あんこくきょうだ Dark Blow) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Single Strike Style Urshifu.


Generation VIII

Wicked Blow inflicts damage and will always result in a critical hit unless the target has Battle Armor or Shell Armor.

Wicked Blow has a base power of 80.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Wicked Blow cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Wicked Blow's base power was reduced to 75.


Games Description
SwShLA The user, having mastered the Dark style, strikes the target with a fierce blow. This attack always results in a critical hit.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.
SV The user, having mastered the Dark style, strikes the target with a fierce blow. This move always lands a critical hit.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Single Strike Style
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, Evo. Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In the anime

Single Strike Style Urshifu
The user, having mastered the Dark style, strikes the target with a fierce blow.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Single Strike Style Urshifu flexes its arms, becoming surrounded in a dark purple aura for a moment. It then rushes at the opponent and punches it with great force.
Quillon's Urshifu Leaping Toward the Dream! Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗冥強擊 Ammìhng Kèuhnggīk
Mandarin 暗冥強擊 / 暗冥强击 Ànmíng Qiángjī / Ànmíng Qiángjí
  Czech Pěst temnoty
  French Poing Obscur
  German Finstertreffer
  Italian Pugnotenebra
  Korean 암흑강타 Amheuk Gangta
  Polish Pięść Mroku*
Pięść Ciemności*
  Portuguese Golpe Vil
  Russian Злобный Удар Zlobnyy Udar
  Spanish Golpe Oscuro

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.