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いあいぎり Iai Cut
Cut PE.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category: Type Physical.gif
Power: 50
Accuracy: 95%
PP: 30, max: 48
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
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made a good 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.

Cut is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It has been HM01 since Generation I.


Games Description
GSC Cuts using claws, scythes, etc.
RSE Cuts the foe with sharp claws, scythes, etc.
FRLG A basic attack. It can be used to cut down thin trees and grass.
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with a sharp scythe or claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
BWB2W2 The target is cut with a scythe or claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
XYORAS The target is cut with a scythe or claw. This can also be used to cut down thin trees.
SMUSUMPE The target is cut with a scythe or claw.


In battle

Cut does damage to the target. In a Double Battle, Cut can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Cut can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Outside of battle

Cut enables Pokémon to cut down small trees that may be blocking the player's path. Prior to Generation IV, Cut could cut down tall grass as well, though in Pokémon Emerald, a Pokémon with the ability Hyper Cutter cuts down the most tall grass in its use.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
798.png Kartana Grass/Steel
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
001.png Bulbasaur Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
002.png Ivysaur Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
003.png Venusaur Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
004.png Charmander Fire HM01 HM01 HM01
005.png Charmeleon Fire HM01 HM01 HM01
006.png Charizard Fire HM01 HM01 HM01
015.png Beedrill Bug/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
019.png Rattata Normal HM01
020.png Raticate Normal HM01 HM01
027.png Sandshrew Ground HM01 HM01 HM01
028.png Sandslash Ground HM01 HM01 HM01
029.png Nidoran♀ Poison HM01
030.png Nidorina Poison HM01
031.png Nidoqueen Poison/Ground HM01
032.png Nidoran♂ Poison HM01
033.png Nidorino Poison HM01
034.png Nidoking Poison/Ground HM01
043.png Oddish Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
044.png Gloom Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
045.png Vileplum Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
046.png Paras Bug/Grass HM01 HM01 HM01
047.png Parasect Bug/Grass HM01 HM01 HM01
050.png Diglett Ground HM01(Y) HM01 HM01
051.png Dugtrio Ground HM01(Y) HM01 HM01
052.png Meowth Normal HM01
053.png Persian Normal HM01
069.png Bellsprout Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
070.png Weepinbell Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
071.png Victreebel Grass/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
072.png Tentacool Water/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
073.png Tentacruel Water/Poison HM01 HM01 HM01
083.png Farfetch'd Normal/Flying HM01 HM01 HM01
098.png Krabby Water HM01 HM01 HM01
099.png Kingler Water HM01 HM01 HM01
108.png Likitung Normal HM01 HM01 HM01
112.png Rhydon Ground/Rock HM01
114.png Tangela Grass HM01 HM01 HM01
115.png Kangaskhan Normal HM01
123.png Scyter Bug/Flying HM01 HM01 HM01
127.png Pinsir Bug HM01 HM01 HM01
141.png Kabutops Rock/Water HM01(Y) HM01 HM01
149.png Dragonite Dragon/Flying HM01
151.png Mew Psychic HM01 HM01 HM01
152.png Chikorita Grass HM01 HM01
153.png Bayleef Grass HM01 HM01
154.png Meganium Grass HM01 HM01
155.png Cyndaquil Fire HM01 HM01
156.png Quilava Fire HM01 HM01
157.png Typhlosion Fire HM01 HM01
158.png Totodile Water HM01 HM01
159.png Croconaw Water HM01 HM01
161.png Sentret Normal HM01 HM01
162.png Furret Normal HM01 HM01
182.png Bellossom Grass HM01 HM01
190.png Aipom Normal HM01 HM01
191.png Sunkern Grass HM01 HM01
192.png Sunflora Grass HM01 HM01
196.png Espeon Psychic HM01 HM01
197.png Umbreon Dark HM01 HM01
207.png Gligar Ground/flying HM01 HM01
208.png Steelix Steel/rock HM01 HM01
212.png Scizor Bug/Steel HM01 HM01
214.png Heracross Bug/Fighting HM01 HM01
215.png Sneasel


HM01 HM01
216.png Teddiursa Normal HM01 HM01
217.png Ursaring Normal HM01 HM01
227.png Skarmory Steel/flying HM01 HM01
243.png Raikou Electric HM01 HM01
244.png Entei Fire HM01 HM01
245.png Suicune Water HM01 HM01
248.png Tyranitar Rock/Dark HM01 HM01
251.png Celebi Psychic/Grass HM01
252.png Treecko Grass HM01
253.png Grovyle Grass HM01
254.png Sceptile Grass HM01
255.png Torchic Fire HM01
256.png Combusken Fire/Fighting HM01
257.png Blaziken Fire/Fighting HM01
263.png Zigzagoon Normal HM01
264.png Linoone Normal HM01
274.png Nuzleaf Grass/Dark HM01
275.png Shiftry Grass/Dark HM01
286.png Breloom Grass/Fighting HM01
287.png Slakoth Normal HM01
288.png Vigoroth Normal HM01
289.png Slaking Normal HM01
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


  • The Japanese name of the move refers to iaidō, a Japanese martial art technique that involves quickly drawing one's sword to respond to sudden oncoming attacks.


Main games

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