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Close Combat

Fighting physical

Generation 4

Summary

Lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage after inflicting damage.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 2
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 2
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
120; percentile 88.7
Accuracy
100%
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
100
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage, then lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage each.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

The user fights the foe in close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user’s Defense and Sp. Def.

HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user fights the foe up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user’s Defense and Sp. Def.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user’s Defense and Sp. Def.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. This also lowers the user’s Defense and Sp. Def stats.

Foreign Names

Japanese
インファイト (infaito)
Korean
인파이트
French
Close Combat
German
Nahkampf
Spanish
A Bocajarro
Italian
Zuffa
Czech
Boj na blízko

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Close Combat.

Pokémon

Fighting Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Close Combat's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
49 49 49 49 Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
59 59 59 59 Primeape Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
53 57 57 Hitmonlee Fighting Limber
Reckless
Unburden
always male Human-Like 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
56 66 66 Hitmonchan Fighting Keen Eye
Iron Fist
Inner Focus
always male Human-Like 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
51 55 55 Hitmontop Fighting Intimidate
Technician
Steadfast
always male Human-Like 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
37 37 34 34 Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
34 Mega Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
53 59 59 Gallade Psychic Fighting Steadfast
Justified
always male Amorphous 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
40 40 40 40 Makuhita Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
52 52 52 52 Hariyama Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
53 53 47 47 Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
36 36 36 36 Monferno Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
64 78 52 78 52 81 405
41 36 36 36 Infernape Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
76 104 71 104 71 108 534
34 34 34 34 Staraptor Normal Flying Intimidate
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 120 70 50 60 100 485
42 55 55 Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast
Inner Focus
Justified
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Mega Lucario Mega Lucario Fighting Steel Adaptability ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 145 88 140 70 112 625
49 49 48 Sawk Fighting Sturdy
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
73 73 Cobalion Steel Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
73 73 Terrakion Rock Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 129 90 72 90 108 580
73 73 Virizion Grass Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
73 73 73 Ordinary Keldeo Water Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
73 73 Resolute Keldeo Resolute Keldeo Water Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
78 78 78 Aria Meloetta Normal Psychic Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 77 77 128 128 90 600
78 78 78 Pirouette Meloetta Pirouette Meloetta Normal Fighting Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 128 90 77 77 128 600
80 Xerneas Fairy Fairy Aura genderless Undiscovered 126 131 95 131 98 99 680
Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
• • • Growlithe Fire Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified
¾ male, ¼ female Field 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
• • • • Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
• • • • Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
• Mega Pinsir Mega Pinsir Bug Flying Aerilate ½ male, ½ female Bug 65 155 120 65 90 105 600
• • • • Snubbull Fairy Intimidate
Run Away
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
60 80 50 40 40 30 300
• • • • Teddiursa Normal Pickup
Quick Feet
Honey Gather
½ male, ½ female Field 60 80 50 50 50 40 330

31 Pokémon

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