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Air Cutter
エアカッター Air Cutter
Air Cutter VII.png
Introduced: Generation III
Battle Data
Type: Type Flying.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: 60[1]
Accuracy: 95%
PP: 25, max: 40
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Startles Pokémon that made the same-type appeal.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Air Cutter is a Flying-type move introduced in Generation III.


Games Description
RSE Hacks with razorlike wind. High critical-hit ratio.
FRLG The foe is hit with razor-like wind. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSS The user launches razorlike wind to slash the foe. It has a high critical hit ratio.
BWB2W2 The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing team. Critical hits land more easily.
The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.


In battle

Air Cutter does damage to the target and has a high chance of being a Critical Hit. In a Double Battle, Air Cutter targets both foes. In a Triple Battle, Air Cutter only targets adjacent foes.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
041.png Zubat poison/flying 31 25 25 (BW)
26 (B2W2)
26 (XY)
19 (ORAS)
042.png Golbat poison/flying 35 27 27 (BW)
28 (B2W2)
28 (XY)
19 (ORAS)
083.png Farfetch'd normal/flying 21 21 21 21
169.png Crobat poison/flying 35 27 27 (BW)
28 (B2W2)
28 (XY)
19 (ORAS)
227.png Skarmory steel/flying 29 24 (DP)
23 (PtHGSS)
23 23 (XY)
12 (ORAS)
267.png Beautifly bug/flying 20 20
278.png Wingull water/flying 33 (B2W2) 33 (XY)
22 (ORAS)
284.png Masquerain bug/flying 22 22
519.png Pidove normal/flying 15 15 15
520.png Tranquill normal/flying 15 15 15
521.png Unfezant normal/flying 15 15 15
527.png Woobat psychic/flying 21 21 21
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying 21 21 21
561.png Sigilyph psychic/flying 21 21 21
641.png Tornadus flying 25 25 19
714.png Noibat flying/dragon 23 23
715.png Noivern flying/dragon 23 23
741.png Oricorio fire/flying 13
798.png Kartana grass/steel 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Pokémon Type Egg Groups Father
004.png Charmander fire 006.png 006.png
016.png Pidgey normal/flying 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png278.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png714.png715.png 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png278.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png714.png715.png741.png
441.png Chatot normal/flying 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png278.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png714.png715.png 041.png042.png083.png169.png278.png227.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png714.png715.png741.png
580.png Ducklett water/flying 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png 041.png042.png083.png169.png227.png278.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png714.png715.png 041.png042.png083.png169.png278.png227.png519.png520.png521.png527.png528.png561.png714.png715.png741.png
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn this move through chain breeding.


Main games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures

See also


  1. ^ As of Generation VI, Air Cutter has a base power of 60, which prior to that had a base power of 55