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Sky Uppercut

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting 85 90% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. This move can hit a target using Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop. Damage is boosted to 1.2x by the ability Iron Fist

Competitive Use

Since Fly and Bounce see next to no competitive use, the ability to hit a Pokemon in the invulnerable stage of those moves can be ignored. Sky Uppercut is also nearly outclassed on almost all Pokemon that receive it. Breloom has access to Drain Punch and Mach Punch, Lucario has access to both Close Combat and Hi Jump Kick, Hitmonchan has access to Close Combat, Drain Punch, and Mach Punch, and so on. Combusken and Blaziken are two notable exceptions. Combusken's movepool is quite shallow, so Sky Uppercut is a huge blessing for it. Blaziken usually uses Hi Jump Kick over Sky Uppercut in Uber; however, VGC is a different story. Protect is common in VGC 2012, which makes Hi Jump Kick extremely dangerous to use. Therefore, most trainers decide to use Sky Uppercut instead.

Related Moves

Drain Punch is a less powerful but more accurate option that also heals the user.

Close Combat is a much more powerful and accurate option, but decreases the user's Defense and Special Defense after use.

Hi Jump Kick is a much more powerful option, but causes recoil damage to the user if it misses.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Buneary Normal LC Run Away / Klutz / Limber 55 66 44 44 56 85 350
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Hitmonchan Fighting RU Keen Eye / Iron Fist / Inner Focus 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285