Essentials

Crunch

Dark physical

Generation 2

Summary

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
80; percentile 62.0
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
20
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

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. Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack that may lower SPCL.DEF.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower SP. DEF.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is crunched with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe’s SP. DEF.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Foreign Names

Japanese
かみくだく (kamikudaku)
Korean
깨물어부수기
French
Mâchouille
German
Knirscher
Spanish
Triturar
Italian
Sgranocchio
Czech
Křupnutí

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
Jam
♥♥♥♥
Flavor text
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Crunch.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Crush Claw Normal physical 10 75 95%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Razor Shell Water physical 10 75 95%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Pokémon

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

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

Gold, Silver Crystal Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
22 22 22 22 22 22 Rattata Normal Run Away
Guts
Hustle
½ male, ½ female Field 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
24 24 24 24 24 24 Raticate Normal Run Away
Guts
Hustle
½ male, ½ female Field 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
22 22 22 22 22 22 Arbok Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
60 85 69 65 79 80 438
47 47 37 37 37 37 37 37 Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Monster
Field
55 47 52 40 40 41 275
53 53 43 43 43 43 43 43 Nidorina Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Undiscovered 70 62 67 55 55 56 365
42 42 42 45 39 39 Growlithe Fire Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified
¾ male, ¼ female Field 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
49 49 49 52 41 46 46 54 37 37 Steelix Steel Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
31 31 31 37 37 37 Kangaskhan Normal Early Bird
Scrappy
Inner Focus
always female Monster 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
37 Kangaskhan Mega Kangaskhan Normal Parental Bond always female Monster 105 125 100 60 100 100 590
33 33 33 33 33 33 Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head
Pressure
Unnerve
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
33 Aerodactyl Mega Aerodactyl Rock Flying Tough Claws ⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying 80 135 85 70 95 150 615
44 44 44 49 49 49 Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
27 27 27 27 27 27 Totodile Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 65 64 44 48 43 314
30 30 30 30 30 30 Croconaw Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
65 80 80 59 63 58 405
32 32 32 32 32 32 Feraligatr Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
85 105 100 79 83 78 530
54 54 49 49 46 46 46 46 46 46 Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
53 53 49 49 49 49 49 49 Snubbull Fairy Intimidate
Run Away
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
60 80 50 40 40 30 300
61 61 59 59 59 59 59 59 Granbull Fairy Intimidate
Quick Feet
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
90 120 75 60 60 45 450
43 43 49 49 48 48 48 49 49 49 Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
52 52 59 59 54 54 54 56 56 56 Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
56 Houndoom Mega Houndoom Dark Fire Solar Power ½ male, ½ female Field 75 90 90 140 90 115 600
61 61 61 61 43 43 43 43 43 43 Raikou Electric Pressure
Volt Absorb
genderless Undiscovered 90 85 75 115 100 115 580
43 43 43 43 37 37 37 41 41 41 Larvitar Rock Ground Guts
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
47 47 47 47 41 41 41 47 47 47 Pupitar Rock Ground Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Monster 70 84 70 65 70 51 410
47 47 47 47 41 41 41 47 47 47 Tyranitar Rock Dark Sand Stream
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
47 Tyranitar Mega Tyranitar Rock Dark Sand Stream ½ male, ½ female Monster 100 164 150 95 120 71 700
41 41 53 53 53 53 53 53 Poochyena Dark Run Away
Quick Feet
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
47 47 Mightyena Dark Intimidate
Quick Feet
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Field 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
40 40 40 40 40 40 Exploud Normal Soundproof
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
104 91 63 91 73 68 490
36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter
Intimidate
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 85 85 55 55 50 380
36 Mawile Mega Mawile Steel Fairy Huge Power ½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 105 125 55 95 50 480
22 22 28 28 28 28 28 28 Carvanha Water Dark Rough Skin
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Water 2 45 90 20 65 20 65 305
22 22 28 28 28 28 28 28 Sharpedo Water Dark Rough Skin
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Water 2 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
33 33 33 33 33 33 34 34 Trapinch Ground Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
33 33 Vibrava Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 70 50 50 50 70 340
33 33 Flygon Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
28 28 28 28 28 28 45 45 Seviper Poison Shed Skin
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
73 100 60 100 60 65 458
43 47 47 47 47 47 47 Corphish Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
43 80 65 50 35 35 308
51 57 57 57 57 57 57 Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
63 120 85 90 55 55 468
28 28 31 31 31 31 31 31 Snorunt Ice Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Mineral
50 50 50 50 50 50 300
28 28 31 31 31 31 31 31 Glalie Ice Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Mineral
80 80 80 80 80 80 480
Walrein Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
110 80 90 95 90 65 530
36 36 42 42 42 42 42 42 Huntail Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
41 41 46 46 46 46 46 46 Bagon Dragon Rock Head
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Dragon 45 75 60 40 30 50 300
56 56 50 50 50 50 50 50 Shelgon Dragon Rock Head
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Dragon 65 95 100 60 50 50 420
61 61 53 53 53 53 53 53 Salamence Dragon Flying Intimidate
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Dragon 95 135 80 110 80 100 600
35 35 35 35 15 15 15 15 Rayquaza Dragon Flying Air Lock genderless Undiscovered 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
37 37 37 37 37 37 Turtwig Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
55 68 64 45 55 31 318
42 42 42 42 42 42 Grotle Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
75 89 85 55 65 36 405
45 45 45 45 45 45 Torterra Grass Ground Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
95 109 105 75 85 56 525
29 33 33 33 33 33 Shinx Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
33 38 38 38 38 38 Luxio Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 49 60 49 60 363
35 42 42 42 42 42 Luxray Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
26 26 26 26 Floatzel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
85 105 55 85 50 115 495
48 48 48 48 48 48 Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 130 95 80 85 102 600
48 Garchomp Mega Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Force ½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 170 115 120 95 92 700
31 31 31 31 31 31 Hippopotas Ground Sand Stream
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
31 31 31 31 31 31 Hippowdon Ground Sand Stream
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 108 112 118 68 72 47 525
45 45 45 56 45 45 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
49 49 49 65 49 49 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
37 37 37 41 41 41 Carnivine Grass Levitate ½ male, ½ female Grass 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
33 33 33 33 33 33 Heatran Fire Steel Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
16 16 16 Patrat Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
16 16 16 Watchog Normal Illuminate
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
22 22 22 Lillipup Normal Vital Spirit
Pickup
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
24 24 24 Herdier Normal Intimidate
Sand Rush
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field 65 80 65 35 65 60 370
24 24 24 Stoutland Normal Intimidate
Sand Rush
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field 85 110 90 45 90 80 500
43 43 43 Pansage Grass Gluttony
Overgrow
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
43 43 43 Pansear Fire Gluttony
Blaze
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
43 43 43 Panpour Water Gluttony
Torrent
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
24 24 24 Red-Striped Basculin Water Reckless
Adaptability
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Water 2 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
24 24 24 Basculin Blue-Striped Basculin Water Rock Head
Adaptability
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Water 2 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
28 28 28 Sandile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
28 28 28 Krokorok Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 60 82 45 45 45 74 351
28 28 28 Krookodile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 95 117 80 65 70 92 519
38 38 38 Scraggy Dark Fighting Shed Skin
Moxie
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
50 75 70 35 70 48 348
38 38 38 Scrafty Dark Fighting Shed Skin
Moxie
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
65 90 115 45 115 58 488
21 21 21 Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock
Sturdy
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
54 78 103 53 45 22 355
21 21 21 Carracosta Water Rock Solid Rock
Sturdy
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
74 108 133 83 65 32 495
35 35 35 Archen Rock Flying Defeatist ⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Water 3
55 112 45 74 45 70 401
35 35 35 Archeops Rock Flying Defeatist ⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Water 3
75 140 65 112 65 110 567
39 39 39 Eelektrik Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 85 70 75 70 40 405
Eelektross Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
25 25 25 Druddigon Dragon Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
77 120 90 60 90 48 485
31 31 31 Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
25 25 25 Deino Dark Dragon Hustle ½ male, ½ female Dragon 52 65 50 45 50 38 300
25 25 25 Zweilous Dark Dragon Hustle ½ male, ½ female Dragon 72 85 70 65 70 58 420
25 25 25 Hydreigon Dark Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Dragon 92 105 90 125 90 98 600
49 49 49 Incarnate Tornadus Flying Prankster
Defiant
always male Undiscovered 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
49 49 Tornadus Therian Tornadus Flying Regenerator always male Undiscovered 79 100 80 110 90 121 580
49 49 49 Incarnate Thundurus Electric Flying Prankster
Defiant
always male Undiscovered 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
49 49 Thundurus Therian Thundurus Electric Flying Volt Absorb always male Undiscovered 79 105 70 145 80 101 580
71 71 71 Reshiram Dragon Fire Turboblaze genderless Undiscovered 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
71 71 71 Zekrom Dragon Electric Teravolt genderless Undiscovered 100 150 120 120 100 90 680
39 Litleo Fire Normal Rivalry
Unnerve
Moxie
⅛ male, ⅞ female Field 62 50 58 73 54 72 369
42 Pyroar Fire Normal Rivalry
Unnerve
Moxie
⅛ male, ⅞ female Field 86 68 72 109 66 106 507
39 Pancham Fighting Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
67 82 62 46 48 43 348
42 Pangoro Fighting Dark Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
95 124 78 69 71 58 495
34 Tyrunt Rock Dragon Strong Jaw
Sturdy
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
58 89 77 45 45 48 362
34 Tyrantrum Rock Dragon Strong Jaw
Rock Head
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
82 121 119 69 59 71 521
Avalugg Ice Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy
½ male, ½ female Monster 95 117 184 44 46 28 514
51 Zygarde Dragon Ground Aura Break genderless Undiscovered 108 100 121 81 95 95 600
Gold, Silver Crystal Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
• • • • • • Charmander Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
39 52 43 60 50 65 309
• Ekans Poison Intimidate
Shed Skin
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
35 60 44 40 54 55 288
• • • • • • • • • • Growlithe Fire Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified
¾ male, ¼ female Field 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
• • • • • • • • • • Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
• • • • • • • • • • Totodile Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 65 64 44 48 43 314
• • • • • • • • • • 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
• • • • • • • • Treecko Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
40 45 35 65 55 70 310
• • • • • • • • Electrike Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
• • • • • • Cranidos Rock Mold Breaker
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
• • • • • • Stunky Poison Dark Stench
Aftermath
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Field 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
• • • • • • Riolu Fighting Steadfast
Inner Focus
Prankster
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 40 70 40 35 40 60 285

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