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Double-Edge

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal 120 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to 1/3 of the damage dealt, rounded half up, but not less than 1 HP.

Competitive Use

Double-Edge is one of the most powerful Normal-type moves; it has a great distribution, being a Tutor Move in Generation III and a common breeding move for several other, newer Pokemon. However, thanks to the mechanics (and the clearly offensive nature of the move) only few Pokemon can use it to the fullest extent. Staraptor is probably the best of these, thanks to its STAB on Normal-type moves, excellent Attack and Speed stats, just the right coverage moves, and its Reckless ability, which boosts the power of Double-Edge by 20%. It also has Roost to offset the not inconsiderable recoil damage.

Rock Head and Magic Guard users also can make good use of this move; Clefable is perhaps the most notable thanks to its Normal-type STAB, but unfortunately no Rock Head Pokemon gets STAB on Double-Edge. As far as Rock Head Pokemon are concerned, Marowak deserves a mention thanks to its exclusive Thick Club item, which boosts its attacks to colossal levels while letting him switch moves. Double-Edge serves the purpose of hitting Pokemon immune to Ground-type moves, since the Rock-type moves available for him have poor accuracy, which can be troublesome. Another notable user is Aerodactyl, who lacks power on all its other coverage moves.

Related Moves

Return is an alternative with only 18 less Base Power and no recoil damage.

Body Slam is an alternative that is much less powerful but boasts a 30% chance of paralysis.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abomasnow Grass / Ice UU Snow Warning / Soundproof 90 92 75 92 85 60 494
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Audino Normal NU Healer / Regenerator / Klutz 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
Azumarill Water UU Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 100 50 80 50 80 50 410
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
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Bibarel Normal / Water NU Simple / Unaware / Moody 79 85 60 55 60 71 410
Bidoof Normal LC Simple / Unaware / Moody 59 45 40 35 40 31 250
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Blitzle Electric LC Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Bonsly Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
Bulbasaur Grass / Poison LC Overgrow / Chlorophyll 45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
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
Cubone Ground LC Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
Cyndaquil Fire LC Blaze / Flash Fire 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Deerling Normal / Grass LC Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy / Overcoat 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Gabite Dragon / Ground NU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 68 90 65 50 55 82 410
Garchomp Dragon / Ground OU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 108 130 95 80 85 102 600
Geodude Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
Gible Dragon / Ground LC Sand Veil / Rough Skin 58 70 45 40 45 42 300
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
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
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
Heracross Bug / Fighting UU Swarm / Guts / Moxie 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
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
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Jirachi Steel / Psychic OU Serene Grace 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Jumpluff Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 75 55 70 55 85 110 450
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Karrablast Bug LC Swarm / Shed Skin / No Guard 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Kyogre Water Uber Drizzle 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Larvesta Bug / Fire LC Flame Body / Swarm 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Ledian Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Early Bird / Iron Fist 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
Ledyba Bug / Flying LC Swarm / Early Bird / Rattled 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
Mamoswine Ice / Ground OU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 110 130 80 70 60 80 530
Marowak Ground NU Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Mudkip Water LC Torrent / Damp 50 70 50 50 50 40 310
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
Numel Fire / Ground LC Oblivious / Simple / Own Tempo 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Phanpy Ground LC Pickup / Sand Veil 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
Piloswine Ice / Ground NU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 100 100 80 60 60 50 450
Pineco Bug LC Sturdy / Overcoat 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Ponyta Fire LC Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Rapidash Fire NU Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
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
Relicanth Water / Rock NU Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy 100 90 130 45 65 55 485
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
Sawsbuck Normal / Grass NU Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
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
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
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
Snover Grass / Ice LC Snow Warning / Soundproof 60 62 50 62 60 40 334
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Staraptor Normal / Flying BL Intimidate / Reckless 85 120 70 50 50 100 475
Starly Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Keen Eye 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
Swinub Ice / Ground LC Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 50 50 40 30 30 50 250
Teddiursa Normal LC Pickup / Quick Feet / Honey Gather 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Togepi Normal LC Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Normal / Flying NU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Torterra Grass / Ground NU Overgrow / Shell Armor 95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Turtwig Grass LC Overgrow / Shell Armor 55 68 64 45 55 31 318
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Volbeat Bug NU Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster 65 73 55 47 75 85 400
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Wailmer Water LC Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 130 70 35 70 35 60 400
Wailord Water NU Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 170 90 45 90 45 60 500
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zebstrika Electric NU Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 75 100 63 80 63 116 497