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Knock Off

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Dark 20 100% 20 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. If the move successfully makes contact with the target, then that target's held item is removed for the remainder of the battle. If Knock Off triggers an item effect (eg. Colbur Berry) then that item's effect activates before the item is Knocked Off. Knock Off cannot remove a Griseous Orb from Giratina-O, a Plate item from a Pokemon with Multitype, or a Drive from Genesect, but it can remove a Griseous Orb from any other Pokemon, any item other than a Plate from a Pokemon with Multitype, and a Drive from any other Pokemon. Pokemon with Sticky Hold cannot lose their held items. Items lost to this move cannot be regained with Recycle. In-game, after a battle, the Pokemon recovers its held item. If Exp. Share was Knocked Off in battle, the Pokemon holding it still gains experience as though it had never been Knocked Off.

Competitive Use

Knock Off is a utility move; it's there simply to get rid of whatever item the foe may be holding, something that is threatening to almost every Pokemon around in competitive matches. Most walls, if they lose their recovery item, become far easier to take down, while most sweepers will be crippled if they lose their boosting items. Knock Off is particularly threatening to Eviolite users, since without the defensive boosts they become (most of the time) on the verge of being useless. The fact that it does damage means it can't be stopped by Taunt. Not bad at all. The only difficulty is finding a Pokemon that can afford to give up a moveslot for it.

Related Moves

Thief and Covet both remove the opponent's item and give it to the user, but the user must not be holding an item itself for this to take effect.

Trick is a non-damaging move that switches the items of the user and the target with each other.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abra Psychic LC Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Archen Rock / Flying LC Defeatist 55 112 45 74 45 70 401
Archeops Rock / Flying RU Defeatist 75 140 65 112 65 110 567
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Banette Ghost NU Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Cinccino Normal RU Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
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
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-D Psychic Uber Pressure 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
Deoxys-S Psychic Uber Pressure 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
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
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Karrablast Bug LC Swarm / Shed Skin / No Guard 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
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
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
Lickilicky Normal NU Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
Lickitung Normal LC Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
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
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Mienfoo Fighting LC Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 45 85 50 55 50 65 350
Mienshao Fighting UU Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 65 125 60 95 60 105 510
Minccino Normal LC Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
Omanyte Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 35 40 100 90 55 35 355
Omastar Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 60 125 115 70 55 495
Pelipper Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Rain Dish 60 50 100 85 70 65 430
Regigigas Normal NU Slow Start 110 160 110 80 110 100 670
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Shuppet Ghost LC Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Tangela Grass NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Tentacool Water / Poison LC Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
Tentacruel Water / Poison OU Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Wingull Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Rain Dish 40 30 30 55 30 85 270
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313