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Crunch
かみくだく Crunch
Introduced: Generation II
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark.gif
Category: Type Physical.gif
Power: 80
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15, max: 24
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: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 1
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 1
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Crunch is a Dark-type move introduced in Generation II.

Description

Games Description
GSC An attack that may lower SPCL. DEF.
RSE Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower SP. DEF.
FRLG The foe is crunches with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe's SP. DEF.
DPPtHGSS The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Effect

In Battle

From Generation II to Generation III, Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by 1 stage. As of Generation IV, Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1 stage. In a Double Battle, Crunch can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Crunch can only target a Pokémon that is adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
II III IV V VI VII VIII
006.png Charizard fire/flying Monster/Dragon 1PE
019.png Rattata normal Field 22 22 22 22SMUSUM
18PE
019A.png Rattata dark/normal Field 22SMUSUM
18PE
020.png Raticate normal Field 24 24 24 24SMUSUM
18PE
020A.png Raticate dark/normal Field 24SMUSUM
18PE
024.png Arbok poison Field/Dragon 22 22 22 1, Evo.
029.png Nidoran♀ poison Monster/Field 47 37 37 37 37SMUSUM
24PE
50
030.png Nidorina poison Undiscovered 53 43 43 43 43SMUSUM
39PE
64
031.png Nidoqueen poison/ground Undiscovered 1
042.png Golbat poison/flying Flying 1, Evo.PE
058.png Growlithe fire Field 42 45BW
39B2W2
39 39SMUSUM
28PE
32
059.png Arcanine fire Field 1
088A.png Grimer poison/dark Amorphous 32SMUSUM
36PE
089A.png Muk poison/dark Amorphous 32SMUSUM
36PE
112.png Rhydon ground/rock Monster/Field 1PE
115.png Kangaskhan normal Monster 31 37 37 37SMUSUM
39PE
36
130.png Gyarados water/flying Water 2/Dragon 41ORAS 39SMUSUM
36PE
24
139.png Omastar rock/water Water 1/Water 3 1, Evo.
142.png Aerodactyl rock/flying Flying 33 33 33 33SMUSUM
35PE
30
143.png Snorlax normal Monster 44 49 49 49SMUSUM
58PE
24
158.png Totodile water Monster/Water 1 27 27 27 27
159.png Croconaw water Monster/Water 1 30 30 30 30
160.png Feraligatr water Monster/Water 1 32 32 32 32
203.png Girafarig normal/psychic Field 54 49 46 46 46XY
37ORAS
37
208.png Steelix steel/ground Mineral 49 49RSE
52FRLG
41DP
46PtHGSS
54BW
37B2W2
37 37 1
209.png Snubbull fairy Field/Fairy 53 49 49 49 49
210.png Granbull fairy Field/Fairy 61 59 59 59 59
228.png Houndour dark/fire Field 43 49 48 49 49 49
229.png Houndoom dark/fire Field 52 59 54 56 56 56
243.png Raikou electric Undiscovered 61 61 43 43 43 43 42
244.png Entei fire Undiscovered 42
245.png Suicune water Undiscovered 42
246.png Larvitar rock/ground Monster 43 43 37 41 41 41 27
247.png Pupitar rock/ground Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47 27
248.png Tyranitar rock/dark Monster 47 47 41 47 47 47 27
261.png Poochyena dark Field 41 53 53 53XY
37ORAS
34
262.png Mightyena dark Field 47 1, 65XY
1, 44ORAS
1, 40
295.png Exploud normal Monster/Field 40 40 40 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
303.png Mawile steel/fairy Field/Fairy 36 36 36 36XY
29ORAS
29 28
318.png Carvanha water/dark Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
36ORAS
36 32
319.png Sharpedo water/dark Water 2 22 28 28 28XY
40ORAS
40 34
328.png Trapinch ground Bug/Dragon 33 33 33BW
34B2W2
34XY
22ORAS
22 28
329.png Vibrava ground/dragon Bug/Dragon 33 1
330.png Flygon ground/dragon Bug/Dragon 33 1
336.png Seviper poison Field/Dragon 28 28 28BW
45B2W2
45XY
40ORAS
39
341.png Corphish water Water 1/Water 3 43FRLG 47 47 47XY
39ORAS
39 40
342.png Crawdaunt water/dark Water 1/Water 3 51FRLG 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43 46
361.png Snorunt ice Fairy/Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41 55
362.png Glalie ice Fairy/Mineral 28 31 31 31XY
41ORAS
41 61
365.png Walrein ice/water Water 1/Field 1 1 1 1 1
367.png Huntail water Water 1 36 42 42 42XY
34ORAS
34
371.png Bagon dragon Dragon 41 46 46 46XY
25ORAS
25 25
372.png Shelgon dragon Dragon 56 50 50 50XY
25ORAS
25 25
373.png Salamence dragon/flying Dragon 61 53 53 53XY
25ORAS
25 25
384.png Rayquaza dragon/flying Undiscovered 35 35DPPt
15HGSS
15 15XY
20ORAS
20 9
387.png Turtwig grass Monster/Grass 37 37 37 37
388.png Grotle grass Monster/Grass 42 42 42 42
389.png Torterra grass/ground Monster/Grass 45 45 45 45
399.png Bidoof normal Water 1/Field 25
400.png Bibarel normal/water Water 1/Field 28
403.png Shinx electric Field 29DP
33PtHGSS
33 33 33 36
404.png Luxio electric Field 33DP
38PtHGSS
38 38 38 48
405.png Luxray electric Field 35DP
42PtHGSS
42 42 42 56
419.png Floatzel water Water 1/Field 26 26BW
1B2W2
1 1
445.png Garchomp dragon/ground Monster/Dragon 48 48 48 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
449.png Hippopotas ground Field 31 31 31 31 20
450.png Hippowdon ground Field 31 31 31 31 20
451.png Skorupi poison/bug Bug/Water 3 45 56BW
45B2W2
45 45 48
452.png Drapion poison/dark Bug/Water 3 49 65BW
49B2W2
49 49 54
455.png Carnivine grass Grass 37 41 41 41
478.png Froslass ice/ghost Fairy/Mineral 1
485.png Heatran fire/steel Undiscovered 33 33 33 33 36
504.png Patrat normal Field 16 16 16
505.png Watchog normal Field 16 16 16
506.png Lillipup normal Field 22 22 22 24
507.png Herdier normal Field 24 24 24 30
508.png Stoutland normal Field 24 24 24 30
511.png Pansage grass Field 43 43 43
513.png Pansear fire Field 43 43 43
515.png Panpour water Field 43 43 43
550.png Basculin water Water 2 24 24 17 32
551.png Sandile ground/dark Field 28 28 28 27
552.png Krokorok ground/dark Field 28 28 28 27
553.png Krookodile ground/dark Field 28 28 28 27
559.png Scraggy dark/fighting Field/Dragon 38 38 38 40
560.png Scrafty dark/fighting Field/Dragon 38 38 38 42
564.png Tirtouga water/rock Water 1/Water 3 21 21 21 27
565.png Carracosta water/rock Water 1/Water 3 21 21 21 27
566.png Archen rock/flying Flying/Water 3 35 35 35 30
567.png Archeops rock/flying Flying/Water 3 35 35 35 30
603.png Eelektrik electric Amorphous 39 39 1, Evo.
604.png Eelektross electric Amorphous 1 1 1
610.png Axew dragon Monster/Dragon 24
611.png Fraxure dragon Monster/Dragon 24
612.png Haxorus dragon Monster/Dragon 24
621.png Druddigon dragon Dragon/Monster 25 25 25 40
632.png Durant bug/steel Bug 31 31 21 36
633.png Deino dark/dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32
634.png Zweilous dark/dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32
635.png Hydreigon dark/dragon Dragon 25 25 25 32
641.png Tornadus flying Undiscovered 49 49 43 40
642.png Thundurus electric/flying Undiscovered 49 49 43 40
643.png Reshiram dragon/fire Undiscovered 71 71 71 16
644.png Zekrom dragon/electric Undiscovered 71 71 71 16
667.png Litleo fire/normal Field 39 39
668.png Pyroar fire/normal Field 42 42
674.png Pancham fighting Field/Human-Like 39 39 33
675.png Pangoro fighting/dark Field/Human-Like 42 42 35
696.png Tyrunt rock/dragon Monster/Dragon 34 34 32
697.png Tyrantrum rock/dragon Monster/Dragon 34 34 32
712.png Bergmite ice Monster/Mineral 33
713.png Avalugg ice Monster/Mineral 1, 65 1, 65 33
718.png Zygarde dragon/ground Undiscovered 51 51 32
734.png Yungoos normal Field 34
735.png Gumshoos normal Field 39
736.png Grubbin bug Bug 22 35
737.png Charjabug bug/electric Bug 25 43
738.png Vikavolt bug/electric Bug 1
744.png Rockruff rock Field 40 36
745.png Lycanroc rock Field 40 42
745Mn.png Lycanroc rock Field 40 42
745Du.png Lycanroc rock Field 40USUM 42
751.png Dewpider water/bug Water 1/Bug 32 24
752.png Araquanid water/bug Water 1/Bug 38 26
773.png Silvally normal Undiscovered 50 45
779.png Bruxish water/psychic Water 2 28
791.png Solgaleo psychic/steel Undiscovered 37 42
799.png Guzzlord dark/dragon Undiscovered 37 30
834.png Drednaw water/rock Monster/Water 1 1
835.png Yamper electric Field 30
836.png Boltund electric Field 34
846.png Arrokuda water Water 2 36
847.png Barraskewda water Water 2 40
850.png Sizzlipede fire/bug Bug 40
851.png Centiskorch fire/bug Bug 46
877.png Morpeko electric/dark Field/Fairy 50
882.png Dracovish water/dragon Undiscovered 56
883.png Arctovish water/ice Undiscovered 56
888A.png Zacian fairy Undiscovered 55
889A.png Zamazenta fighting Undiscovered 55
895.png Regidrago dragon Undiscovered 30
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 TR

Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
II III IV V VI VII VIII
004.png Charmander fire Monster/Dragon TR32
005.png Charmeleon fire Monster/Dragon TR32
006.png Charizard fire/flying Monster/Dragon TR32
009.png Blastoise water Monster/Water 1 TR32
029.png Nidoran♀ poison Monster/Field TR32
030.png Nidorina poison Undiscovered TR32
031.png Nidoqueen poison/ground Undiscovered TR32
041.png Zubat poison/flying Flying TR32
042.png Golbat poison/flying Flying TR32
052B.png Meowth steel Field TR32
058.png Growlithe fire Field TR32
059.png Arcanine fire Field TR32
111.png Rhyhorn ground/rock Monster/Field TR32
112.png Rhydon ground/rock Monster/Field TR32
115.png Kangaskhan normal Monster TR32
130.png Gyarados water/flying Water 2/Dragon TR32
139.png Omastar rock/water Water 1/Water 3 TR32
142.png Aerodactyl rock/flying Flying TR32
143.png Snorlax normal Monster TR32
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TR32
169.png Crobat poison/flying Flying TR32
197.png Umbreon dark Field TR32
208.png Steelix steel/ground Mineral TR32
243.png Raikou electric Undiscovered TR32
244.png Entei fire Undiscovered TR32
245.png Suicune water Undiscovered TR32
246.png Larvitar rock/ground Monster TR32
247.png Pupitar rock/ground Monster TR32
248.png Tyranitar rock/dark Monster TR32
252.png Treecko grass Monster/Dragon TR32
253.png Grovyle grass Monster/Dragon TR32
254.png Sceptile grass Monster/Dragon TR32
295.png Exploud normal Monster/Field TR32
303.png Mawile steel/fairy Field/Fairy TR32
306.png Aggron steel/rock Monster TR32
309.png Electrike electric Field TR32
310.png Manectric electric Field TR32
318.png Carvanha water/dark Water 2 TR32
319.png Sharpedo water/dark Water 2 TR32
328.png Trapinch ground Bug/Dragon TR32
329.png Vibrava ground/dragon Bug/Dragon TR32
330.png Flygon ground/dragon Bug/Dragon TR32
341.png Corphish water Water 1/Water 3 TR32
342.png Crawdaunt water/dark Water 1/Water 3 TR32
361.png Snorunt ice Fairy/Mineral TR32
362.png Glalie ice Fairy/Mineral TR32
365.png Walrein ice/water Water 1/Field TR32
371.png Bagon dragon Dragon TR32
372.png Shelgon dragon Dragon TR32
373.png Salamence dragon/flying Dragon TR32
384.png Rayquaza dragon/flying Undiscovered TR32
403.png Shinx electric Field TR32
404.png Luxio electric Field TR32
405.png Luxray electric Field TR32
434.png Stunky poison/dark Field TR32
435.png Skuntank poison/dark Field TR32
445.png Garchomp dragon/ground Monster/Dragon TR32
447.png Riolu fighting Undiscovered TR32
448.png Lucario fighting/steel Field/Human-Like TR32
449.png Hippopotas ground Field TR32
450.png Hippowdon ground Field TR32
451.png Skorupi poison/bug Bug/Water 3 TR32
452.png Drapion poison/dark Bug/Water 3 TR32
464.png Rhyperior ground/rock Monster/Field TR32
478.png Froslass ice/ghost Fairy/Mineral TR32
485.png Heatran fire/steel Undiscovered TR32
506.png Lillipup normal Field TR32
507.png Herdier normal Field TR32
508.png Stoutland normal Field TR32
550.png Basculin water Water 2 TR32
551.png Sandile ground/dark Field TR32
552.png Krokorok ground/dark Field TR32
553.png Krookodile ground/dark Field TR32
559.png Scraggy dark/fighting Field/Dragon TR32
560.png Scrafty dark/fighting Field/Dragon TR32
564.png Tirtouga water/rock Water 1/Water 3 TR32
565.png Carracosta water/rock Water 1/Water 3 TR32
566.png Archen rock/flying Flying/Water 3 TR32
567.png Archeops rock/flying Flying/Water 3 TR32
610.png Axew dragon Monster/Dragon TR32
611.png Fraxure dragon Monster/Dragon TR32
612.png Haxorus dragon Monster/Dragon TR32
618A.png Stunfisk ground/steel Water 1/Amorphous TR32
621.png Druddigon dragon Dragon/Monster TR32
632.png Durant bug/steel Bug TR32
633.png Deino dark/dragon Dragon TR32
634.png Zweilous dark/dragon Dragon TR32
635.png Hydreigon dark/dragon Dragon TR32
641.png Tornadus flying Undiscovered TR32
642.png Thundurus electric/flying Undiscovered TR32
643.png Reshiram dragon/fire Undiscovered TR32
644.png Zekrom dragon/electric Undiscovered TR32
674.png Pancham fighting Field/Human-Like TR32
675.png Pangoro fighting/dark Field/Human-Like TR32
696.png Tyrunt rock/dragon Monster/Dragon TR32
697.png Tyrantrum rock/dragon Monster/Dragon TR32
712.png Bergmite ice Monster/Mineral TR32
713.png Avalugg ice Monster/Mineral TR32
718.png Zygarde dragon/ground Undiscovered TR32
725.png Litten fire Field TR32
726.png Torracat fire Field TR32
727.png Incineroar fire/dark Field TR32
736.png Grubbin bug Bug TR32
737.png Charjabug bug/electric Bug TR32
738.png Vikavolt bug/electric Bug TR32
744.png Rockruff rock Field TR32
745.png Lycanroc rock Field TR32
745Mn.png Lycanroc rock Field TR32
745Du.png Lycanroc rock Field TR32
751.png Dewpider water/bug Water 1/Bug TR32
752.png Araquanid water/bug Water 1/Bug TR32
773.png Silvally normal Undiscovered TR32
791.png Solgaleo psychic/steel Undiscovered TR32
799.png Guzzlord dark/dragon Undiscovered TR32
819.png Skwovet normal Field TR32
820.png Greedent normal Field TR32
828.png Thievul dark Field TR32
834.png Drednaw water/rock Monster/Water 1 TR32
835.png Yamper electric Field TR32
836.png Boltund electric Field TR32
846.png Arrokuda water Water 2 TR32
847.png Barraskewda water Water 2 TR32
850.png Sizzlipede fire/bug Bug TR32
851.png Centiskorch fire/bug Bug TR32
861.png Grimmsnarl dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TR32
863.png Perrserker steel Field TR32
877.png Morpeko electric/dark Field/Fairy TR32
882.png Dracovish water/dragon Undiscovered TR32
883.png Arctovish water/ice Undiscovered TR32
888A.png Zacian fairy Undiscovered TR32
889A.png Zamazenta fighting Undiscovered TR32
892.png Urshifu fighting/dark Undiscovered TR32
893.png Zarude dark/grass Undiscovered TR32
895.png Regidrago dragon Undiscovered TR32
896.png Glastrier ice Undiscovered TR32
897.png Spectrier ghost Undiscovered TR32
898I.png Calyrex psychic/ice Undiscovered TR32
898S.png Calyrex psychic/ghost Undiscovered TR32
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Generation III

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