The user attacks with a swift chop. It can also break barriers, such as Light Screen and Reflect.
Brick Break can target any Pokémon adjacent to the user. Brick Break does damage to the target. If the target uses barriers such as Reflect or Light Screen, Brick Break will first shatter them, removing its effects, and then will strike the target, dealing damage. In Generation V and onwards, Brick Break can't break through barriers used by a ghost-type Pokémon.