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Cross Chop

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting 100 80% 5 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a critical hit rate one stage higher than normal. Assuming there are no other critical hit modifiers in play, this move has a 1/8 chance to get a critical hit instead of a 1/16 chance.

Competitive Use

Cross Chop is a powerful Fighting-type move with a increased chance to land a critical hit. The biggest reason why it is not used more instead of such moves as Close Combat and Drain Punch is its poor accuracy, which can often be troublesome. Both of these alternatives, the most common Fighting-type moves, have 100% accuracy and at least one will be available to almost every Pokemon with Cross Chop regardless. It's a decent move, but unlike its counterpart Stone Edge, there are far better alternatives. You may see it used alongside Ice Punch on Toxicroak or on a mixed Magmortar, but really, this is only because these Pokemon have no better options available.

Related Moves

Close Combat is a stronger and more accurate alternative that lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage.

Superpower is an alternative with 120 Base Power, but lowers the user's Attack and Defense by one stage.

Brick Break is an alternative with 75 Base Power that will also destroy Reflect and Light Screen.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Electabuzz Electric NU Static / Vital Spirit 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
Electivire Electric RU Motor Drive / Vital Spirit 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
Elekid Electric LC Static / Vital Spirit 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
Golduck Water NU Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Machamp Fighting UU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
Machoke Fighting NU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
Machop Fighting LC Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
Magby Fire LC Flame Body / Vital Spirit 45 75 37 70 55 83 365
Magmar Fire NU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
Magmortar Fire RU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Primeape Fighting NU Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Psyduck Water LC Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Teddiursa Normal LC Pickup / Quick Feet / Honey Gather 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500