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Close Combat
インファイト Infight
Close Combat VII.png
Introduced: Generation IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Fighting.gif
Category: Type Physical.gif
Power: 120
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5, max: 8
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
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
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Close Combat is a Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Games Description
DPPt The user fights the foe in close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
HGSS The user fights the foe up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
BWB2W2 The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. It also cuts the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
The user fights the target up close without guarding itself. This also lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def stats.


In battle

Close Combat does damage to the target, then lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by 1 stage each. In a Double Battle, Close Combat can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Close Combat can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
056.png Mankey fighting Field 49 49 49 36SMUSUM
057.png Primeape fighting Field 59 59 59 39SMUSUM
106.png Hitmonlee fighting Human-Like 53 57 1, 57 1, 57SMUSUM 36
107.png Hitmonchan fighting Human-Like 56 66 1, 66 1, 66SMUSUM 36
145A.png Zapdos fighting/flying Undiscovered 65
214.png Heracross bug/fighting Bug 37 37BW
43 60
237.png Hitmontop fighting Human-Like 51 55 1, 55 1, 55 36
296.png Makuhita fighting Human-Like 40 40 40 40
297.png Hariyama fighting Human-Like 52 52 52XY
335.png Zangoose normal Field 53 53BW
391.png Monferno fire/fighting Field/Human-Like 36 36 36 36
392.png Infernape fire/fighting Field/Human-Like 41 36 36 1, Evo.
398.png Staraptor normal/flying Flying 34 34 34 1, Evo.
448.png Lucario fighting/steel Field/Human-Like 42 55 1, 55 55 60
475.png Gallade psychic/fighting Human-Like/Amorphous 53 59 1, 59XY
1, 53ORAS
1, 53 63
539.png Sawk fighting Human-Like 49 48 41 55
638.png Cobalion steel/fighting Undiscovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
639.png Terrakion rock/fighting Undiscovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
640.png Virizion grass/fighting Undiscovered 73 1, 73 1, 61 70
647.png Keldeo water/fighting Undiscovered 73 73 73 70
648.png Meloetta normal/psychic Undiscovered 78 78 78
716.png Xerneas fairy Undiscovered 80 80 75
739.png Crabrawler fighting Water 3 49
740.png Crabominable fighting/ice Water 3 49
766.png Passimian fighting Field 43 50
783.png Hakamo-o dragon/fighting Dragon 63USUM 56
784.png Kommo-o dragon/fighting Dragon 75USUM 60
802.png Marshadow fighting/ghost Undiscovered 50 99
807.png Zeraora electric Undiscovered 47USUM 96
870.png Falinks fighting Fairy/Mineral 50
888A.png Zacian fairy Undiscovered 77
889A.png Zamazenta fighting Undiscovered 77
891.png Kubfu fighting Undiscovered 48
892.png Urshifu fighting/dark Undiscovered 48
892.png Urshifu fighting/water Undiscovered 48
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
058.png Growlithe fire Field TR53
059.png Arcanine fire Field TR53
062.png Poliwrath water/fighting Water 1 TR53
066.png Machop fighting Human-Like TR53
067.png Machoke fighting Human-Like TR53
068.png Machamp fighting Human-Like TR53
083.png Farfetch'd normal/flying Flying/Field TR53
083A.png Farfetch'd fighting Flying/Field TR53
106.png Hitmonlee fighting Human-Like TR53
107.png Hitmonchan fighting Human-Like TR53
127.png Pinsir bug Bug TR53
128.png Tauros normal Field TR53
145A.png Zapdos fighting/flying Undiscovered TR53
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TR53
214.png Heracross bug/fighting Bug TR53
237.png Hitmontop fighting Human-Like TR53
257.png Blaziken fire/fighting Field TR53
319.png Sharpedo water/dark Water 2 TR53
342.png Crawdaunt water/dark Water 1/Water 3 TR53
359.png Absol dark Field TR53
428.png Lopunny normal Field/Human-Like TR53
448.png Lucario fighting/steel Field/Human-Like TR53
475.png Gallade psychic/fighting Human-Like/Amorphous TR53
533.png Gurdurr fighting Human-Like TR53
534.png Conkeldurr fighting Human-Like TR53
539.png Sawk fighting Human-Like TR53
553.png Krookodile ground/dark Field TR53
560.png Scrafty dark/fighting Field/Dragon TR53
589.png Escavalier bug/steel Bug TR53
612.png Haxorus dragon Monster/Dragon TR53
619.png Mienfoo fighting Field/Human-Like TR53
620.png Mienshao fighting Field/Human-Like TR53
623.png Golurk ground/ghost Mineral TR53
626.png Bouffalant normal Field TR53
627.png Rufflet normal/flying Flying TR53
628.png Braviary normal/flying Flying TR53
638.png Cobalion steel/fighting Undiscovered TR53
639.png Terrakion rock/fighting Undiscovered TR53
640.png Virizion grass/fighting Undiscovered TR53
647.png Keldeo water/fighting Undiscovered TR53
675.png Pangoro fighting/dark Field/Human-Like TR53
679.png Honedge steel/ghost Mineral TR53
680.png Doublade steel/ghost Mineral TR53
681.png Aegislash steel/ghost Mineral TR53
696.png Tyrunt rock/dragon Monster/Dragon TR53
697.png Tyrantrum rock/dragon Monster/Dragon TR53
701.png Hawlucha fighting/flying Flying/Human-Like TR53
716.png Xerneas fairy Undiscovered TR53
727.png Incineroar fire/dark Field TR53
745.png Lycanroc rock Field TR53
745Mn.png Lycanroc rock Field TR53
745Du.png Lycanroc rock Field TR53
749.png Mudbray ground Field TR53
750.png Mudsdale ground Field TR53
760.png Bewear normal/fighting Field TR53
766.png Passimian fighting Field TR53
768.png Golisopod bug/water Bug/Water 3 TR53
783.png Hakamo-o dragon/fighting Dragon TR53
784.png Kommo-o dragon/fighting Dragon TR53
787.png Tapu Bulu grass/fairy Undiscovered TR53
791.png Solgaleo psychic/steel Undiscovered TR53
794.png Buzzwole bug/fighting Undiscovered TR53
795.png Pheromosa bug/fighting Undiscovered TR53
802.png Marshadow fighting/ghost Undiscovered TR53
807.png Zeraora electric Undiscovered TR53
846.png Arrokuda water Water 2 TR53
847.png Barraskewda water Water 2 TR53
852.png Clobbopus fighting Water 1/Human-Like TR53
853.png Grapploct fighting Water 1/Human-Like TR53
862.png Obstagoon dark/normal Field TR53
863.png Perrserker steel Field TR53
865.png Sirfetch'd fighting Flying/Field TR53
870.png Falinks fighting Fairy/Mineral TR53
888A.png Zacian fairy Undiscovered TR53
889A.png Zamazenta fighting Undiscovered TR53
891.png Kubfu fighting Undiscovered TR53
892.png Urshifu fighting/dark Undiscovered TR53
892.png Urshifu fighting/water Undiscovered TR53
893.png Zarude dark/grass Undiscovered TR53
896.png Glastrier ice Undiscovered TR53
898I.png Calyrex psychic/ice Undiscovered TR53
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

Special move

Generation V

By event

Generation V

Generation VIII


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