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Double-Edge

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority
Normal 100 100% 15 0

Description

Deals damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to 1/4 of the damage dealt to the opponent, rounded down. If the user knocks itself out and the opponent's Pokémon survives, then the opponent's Pokémon will not attack during the same turn. The Pokémon will not lose 1 PP for the attack it was about to use. The effects of poison, burn, and Leech Seed will be ignored on that turn.

Competitive Use

Double-Edge is one of the most powerful Normal-type moves. However, unless you need the raw power, it's often outclassed by the weaker alternative Body Slam, which paralyzes opponents 30% of the time. It's thus not seen often in the competitive scene. That said, it is often used by Fearow, who lacks Body Slam.

Related Moves

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

Pokémon Type Tier HP Atk Def Spc Spe BST
Aerodactyl Rock / Flying UU 80 105 65 60 130 440
Alakazam Psychic OU 55 50 45 135 120 405
Arbok Poison UU 60 85 69 65 80 359
Arcanine Fire UU 90 110 80 80 95 455
Articuno Ice / Flying UU 90 85 100 125 85 485
Beedrill Bug / Poison UU 65 80 40 45 75 305
Blastoise Water UU 79 83 100 85 78 425
Butterfree Bug / Flying UU 60 45 50 80 70 305
Chansey Normal OU 250 5 5 105 50 415
Charizard Fire / Flying UU 78 84 78 85 100 425
Clefable Normal UU 95 70 73 85 60 383
Cloyster Water / Ice OU 50 95 180 85 70 480
Dewgong Water / Ice UU 90 70 80 95 70 405
Dodrio Normal / Flying UU 60 110 70 60 100 400
Dragonite Dragon / Flying OU 91 134 95 100 80 500
Dugtrio Ground UU 35 80 50 70 120 355
Electabuzz Electric UU 65 83 57 85 105 395
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic OU 95 95 85 125 55 455
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying UU 52 65 55 58 60 290
Fearow Normal / Flying UU 65 90 65 61 100 381
Flareon Fire UU 65 130 60 110 65 430
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU 60 65 60 130 110 425
Golbat Poison / Flying UU 75 80 70 75 90 390
Golduck Water UU 80 82 78 80 85 405
Golem Rock / Ground OU 80 110 130 55 45 420
Gyarados Water / Flying UU 95 125 79 100 81 480
Hitmonchan Fighting UU 50 105 79 35 76 345
Hitmonlee Fighting UU 50 120 53 35 87 345
Hypno Psychic UU 85 73 70 115 67 410
Jolteon Electric UU 65 65 60 110 130 430
Jynx Ice / Psychic OU 65 50 35 95 95 340
Kabutops Rock / Water UU 60 115 105 70 80 430
Kangaskhan Normal UU 105 95 80 40 90 410
Kingler Water UU 55 130 115 50 75 425
Lapras Water / Ice OU 130 85 80 95 60 450
Lickitung Normal UU 90 55 75 60 30 310
Machamp Fighting UU 90 130 80 65 55 420
Magmar Fire UU 65 95 57 85 93 395
Magneton Electric UU 50 60 95 120 70 395
Marowak Ground UU 60 80 110 50 45 345
Mew Psychic Uber 100 100 100 100 100 500
Mewtwo Psychic Uber 106 110 90 154 130 590
Moltres Fire / Flying UU 90 100 90 125 90 495
Mr. Mime Psychic UU 40 45 65 100 90 340
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU 81 92 77 75 85 410
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU 90 82 87 75 76 410
Ninetales Fire UU 73 76 75 100 100 424
Omastar Rock / Water UU 70 60 125 115 55 425
Onix Rock / Ground UU 35 45 160 30 70 340
Parasect Bug / Grass UU 60 95 80 80 30 345
Persian Normal OU 65 70 60 65 115 375
Pidgeot Normal / Flying UU 83 80 75 70 91 399
Pinsir Bug UU 65 125 100 55 85 430
Poliwrath Water / Fighting UU 90 85 95 70 70 410
Porygon Normal UU 65 60 70 75 40 310
Primeape Fighting UU 65 105 60 60 95 385
Raichu Electric UU 60 90 55 90 100 395
Rapidash Fire UU 65 100 70 80 105 420
Raticate Normal UU 55 81 60 50 97 343
Rhydon Ground / Rock OU 105 130 120 45 40 440
Sandslash Ground UU 75 100 110 55 65 405
Scyther Bug / Flying UU 70 110 80 55 105 420
Seadra Water UU 55 65 95 95 85 395
Seaking Water UU 80 92 65 80 68 385
Slowbro Water / Psychic OU 95 75 110 80 30 390
Snorlax Normal OU 160 110 65 65 30 430
Starmie Water / Psychic OU 60 75 85 100 115 435
Tangela Grass UU 65 55 115 100 60 395
Tauros Normal OU 75 100 95 70 110 450
Tentacruel Water / Poison UU 80 70 65 120 100 435
Vaporeon Water UU 130 65 60 110 65 430
Venomoth Bug / Poison UU 70 65 60 90 90 375
Venusaur Grass / Poison UU 80 82 83 100 80 425
Victreebel Grass / Poison UU 80 105 65 100 70 420
Vileplume Grass / Poison UU 75 80 85 100 50 390
Wigglytuff Normal UU 140 70 45 50 45 350
Zapdos Electric / Flying OU 90 90 85 125 100 490