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Crunch

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Dark 80 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Competitive Use

One of the best physical Dark-type moves available. It has a decent Base Power, good distribution, and a excellent side effect, and can be used as a main STAB option or even as a coverage move. Note that if paired with a Fighting-type move it gains almost perfect neutral coverage, only resisted by Heracross and Toxicroak. The most common user is Tyranitar, thanks to an amazing Attack stat and a Dark typing, which enables it to crush almost anything. The secondary effect comes in useful too, which can enable Tyranitar to win prolonged stalling wars by reducing its opponent's Defense, so that Crunch does even more damage. It is also fairly widespread as a move, despite not being a TM.

Related Moves

Night Slash is a less powerful option that has a higher critical hit rate.

Sucker Punch has the same Base Power and +1 priority, but the opponent needs to select a damaging move for it to be successful.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aerodactyl Rock / Flying RU Rock Head / Pressure / Unnerve 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Archen Rock / Flying LC Defeatist 55 112 45 74 45 70 401
Archeops Rock / Flying RU Defeatist 75 140 65 112 65 110 567
Bagon Dragon LC Rock Head / Sheer Force 45 75 60 40 30 50 300
Basculin Water NU Reckless / Adaptability / Mold Breaker 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
Basculin-B Water NU Rock Head / Adaptability / Mold Breaker 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
Carnivine Grass NU Levitate 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Charmander Fire LC Blaze / Solar Power 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Cranidos Rock LC Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Deino Dark / Dragon LC Hustle 52 65 50 45 50 38 300
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Druddigon Dragon RU Rough Skin / Sheer Force / Mold Breaker 77 120 90 60 90 48 485
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Eelektross Electric NU Levitate 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
Electrike Electric LC Static / Lightningrod / Minus 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
Exploud Normal NU Soundproof / Scrappy 104 91 63 91 63 68 480
Feraligatr Water RU Torrent / Sheer Force 85 105 100 79 83 78 530
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Flygon Ground / Dragon UU Levitate / Levitate 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
Garchomp Dragon / Ground OU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 108 130 95 80 85 102 600
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Glalie Ice NU Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 80 80 80 80 80 80 480
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Heatran Fire / Steel OU Flash Fire / Flame Body 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
Hippopotas Ground LC Sand Stream / Sand Force 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
Hippowdon Ground OU Sand Stream / Sand Force 108 112 118 68 72 47 525
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Huntail Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
Hydreigon Dark / Dragon OU Levitate 92 105 90 125 90 98 600
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Larvitar Rock / Ground LC Guts / Sand Veil 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
Lillipup Normal LC Vital Spirit / Pickup / Run Away 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Luxray Electric NU Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
Manectric Electric RU Static / Lightningrod / Minus 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Nidoran-F Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 55 47 52 40 40 41 275
Panpour Water LC Gluttony / Torrent 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansage Grass LC Gluttony / Overgrow 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Poochyena Dark LC Run Away / Quick Feet / Rattled 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
Raikou Electric UU Pressure / Volt Absorb 90 85 75 115 100 115 580
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Raticate Normal NU Run Away / Guts / Hustle 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
Rattata Normal LC Run Away / Guts / Hustle 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Reshiram Dragon / Fire Uber Turboblaze 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
Rhydon Ground / Rock RU Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyhorn Ground / Rock LC Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 80 85 95 30 30 25 345
Rhyperior Ground / Rock UU Lightningrod / Solid Rock / Reckless 115 140 130 55 55 40 535
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Salamence Dragon / Flying OU Intimidate / Moxie 95 135 80 110 80 100 600
Sandile Ground / Dark LC Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Scrafty Dark / Fighting UU Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 65 90 115 45 115 58 488
Scraggy Dark / Fighting LC Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 50 75 70 35 70 48 348
Seviper Poison NU Shed Skin / Infiltrator 73 100 60 100 60 65 458
Sharpedo Water / Dark UU Rough Skin / Speed Boost 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
Shelgon Dragon NU Rock Head / Overcoat 65 95 100 60 50 50 420
Shinx Electric LC Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
Simipour Water NU Gluttony / Torrent 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisage Grass NU Gluttony / Overgrow 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Skuntank Poison / Dark NU Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Snorunt Ice LC Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 50 50 50 50 50 50 300
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Stoutland Normal NU Intimidate / Sand Rush / Scrappy 85 100 90 45 90 80 490
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Teddiursa Normal LC Pickup / Quick Feet / Honey Gather 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Torterra Grass / Ground NU Overgrow / Shell Armor 95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Totodile Water LC Torrent / Sheer Force 50 65 64 44 48 43 314
Trapinch Ground LC Hyper Cutter / Arena Trap / Sheer Force 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
Treecko Grass LC Overgrow / Unburden 40 45 35 65 55 70 310
Turtwig Grass LC Overgrow / Shell Armor 55 68 64 45 55 31 318
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Walrein Ice / Water NU Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 110 80 90 95 90 65 530
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
Zekrom Dragon / Electric Uber Teravolt 100 150 120 120 100 90 680
Zweilous Dark / Dragon NU Hustle 72 85 70 65 70 58 420