Essentials

Karate Chop

Fighting physical

Generation 1

Summary

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

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
50; percentile 23.4
Accuracy
100%
PP
25, up to 40 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. User's critical hit rate is one level higher when using this move.

Meta

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

History

Before Gold, Silver
Type is Normal.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Has a high critical hit ratio.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

A chopping attack with a high critical-hit ratio.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is attacked with a sharp chop. It has a high critical-hit ratio.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is attacked with a sharp chop. It has a high critical-hit ratio.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.

Generation 6
X, Y

The target is attacked with a sharp chop. Critical hits land more easily.

Foreign Names

Japanese
からてチョップ (karatechoppu)
Korean
태권당수
French
Poing-Karaté
German
Karateschlag
Spanish
Golpe Kárate
Italian
Colpokarate
Czech
Karatistický úder

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
♡♡♡
Flavor text
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Karate Chop.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Razor Leaf Grass physical 25 55 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Crabhammer Water physical 10 100 90%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Slash Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Aeroblast Flying special 5 100 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Cross Chop Fighting physical 5 100 80%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Stone Edge Rock physical 5 100 80%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Air Cutter Flying special 25 60 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Leaf Blade Grass physical 15 90 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Night Slash Dark physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Shadow Claw Ghost physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Psycho Cut Psychic physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Attack Order Bug physical 15 90 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Spacial Rend Dragon special 5 100 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Drill Run Ground physical 10 80 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Shadow Blast Shadow special 80 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Pokémon

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

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

Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Generation 5 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.
15 15 15 11 13 13 13 Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
15 15 11 13 13 13 Primeape Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
13 13 13 10 10 10 Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
15 13 13 10 Machoke Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
15 13 13 10 Machamp Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
25 25 Sawk Fighting Sturdy
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
12 Pancham Fighting Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
67 82 62 46 48 43 348
12 Pangoro Fighting Dark Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
95 124 78 69 71 58 495
4 Hawlucha Fighting Flying Limber
Unburden
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 78 92 75 74 63 118 500
Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Generation 5 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.
• • • • • • Elekid Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Undiscovered 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
• • • • • • Magby Fire Flame Body
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Undiscovered 45 75 37 70 55 83 365

11 Pokémon

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