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Hyper Cutter

Description

The wielder's Attack stat cannot be lowered. Does not block self-inflicted Attack drops, such as the Attack drop from Superpower. It also does not block the effects of Haze, Heart Swap, or Power Swap.

Competitive Use

Hyper Cutter is a great ability for any physical attacking Pokemon that wants an immunity from having its precious Attack being dropped, which could potentially be the difference between a successful sweep and an abysmal failure. However, its use is exceedingly situational, as Intimidate is not as popular as it used to be, so the residual Attack drops are not as common as they were in past generations. What's more, no Pokemon outside of Xatu and Prankster Murkrow uses Attack-lowering moves such as Growl and FeatherDance intentionally, and instead favor the Attack-lowering side effect of burns, which Hyper Cutter does not bypass. Still, Kingler makes use of it, since Shell Armor is even more situational and not as useful.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Kingler Water NU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force 55 130 115 50 50 75 475
Krabby Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Pinsir Bug NU Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker / Moxie 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
Trapinch Ground LC Hyper Cutter / Arena Trap / Sheer Force 45 100 45 45 45 10 290

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST