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Crunch
Crunch
(かみくだく Crunch)
Introduced: Generation II
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark
Category: Type Physical
Power: 80
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15 (Max. 24)
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 1
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 1
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Crunch is a Dark-type physical move introduced in Generation II.

Description

Games Description
GSC An attack that may lower SPCL. DEF.
RSE Crunches with sharp fangs. May lower SP. DEF.
FRLG The foe is crunches with sharp fangs. It may lower the foe's SP. DEF.
DPPtHGSS The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
BWB2W2 The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Effect

In Battle

Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally

Crunch can target any Pokémon adjacent to the user. Crunch does damage and has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1 stage. Prior to Generation IV, Crunch had a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by 1 stage instead of its Defense.

Learnset

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
II III IV V VI VII
019 Rattata normal 22 22 22 TBA
020 Raticate normal 24 24 24 TBA
024 Arbok poison 24 24 24 TBA
029 Nidoran♀ poison 47 37 37 37 TBA
030 Nidorina poison 53 43 43 43 TBA
058 Growlithe fire 42 42 (BW)
39 (B2W2)
39 TBA
115 Kangaskhan normal 31 37 37 TBA
130 Gyrados water/flying 41 TBA
142 Aerodactyl rock/flying 33 33 33 TBA
143 Snorlax normal 44 49 49 TBA
158 Totodile water 27 27 27 TBA
159 Croconaw water 30 30 30 TBA
160 Feraligatr water 32 32 32 TBA
203 Girafarig normal/psychic 59 49 46 46 46 (XY)
37 (ORAS)
TBA
208 Steelix steel/ground 49 49 (RSE)
52 (FRLG)
41 (DP)
46 (PtHGSS)
46 (BW)
37 (B2W2)
37 TBA
209 Snubbull fairy 53 49 49 49 TBA
210 Grandbull fairy 61 59 59 59 TBA
228 Houndour dark/fire 43 40 48 49 49 TBA
229 Houndoom dark/fire 52 59 54 56 56 TBA
243 Raikou electric 61 61 43 43 43 TBA
246 Larvitar ground/dark 43 43 37 37 41 TBA
247 Pupitar ground/dark 47 47 41 47 47 TBA
248 Tyranitar ground/dark 47 47 41 47 47 TBA
261 Poochyena dark 41 53 53 53 (XY)
37 (ORAS)
TBA
262 Mightyena dark 47 1, 61 (XY)
1, 44 (ORAS)
TBA
295 Exploud normal 40 40 40 TBA
303 Mawile steel/fairy 36 36 36 36 (XY)
39 (ORAS)
TBA
318 Carvanha water/dark 22 28 28 28 (XY)
36 (ORAS)
TBA
319 Sharpedo water/dark 22 28 28 28 (XY)
40 (ORAS)
TBA
328 Trapinch ground 33 33 33 (BW)
34 (B2W2)
34 (XY)
22 (ORAS)
TBA
329 Vibrava ground/dragon 33 TBA
330 Flygon ground/dragon 33 TBA
336 Seviper poison 28 28 28 (BW)
45 (B2W2)
45 (XY)
40 (ORAS)
TBA
341 Corphish water 43 (FRLG) 47 47 47 (XY)
39 (ORAS)
TBA
342 Crawdaunt water/dark 51 (FRLG) 57 57 57 (XY)
43 (ORAS)
TBA
361 Snorunt ice 28 31 31 31 (XY)
41 (ORAS)
TBA
362 Glalie ice 28 31 31 31 (XY)
41 (ORAS)
TBA
365 Walrein ice/water 1 1 1 TBA
367 Huntail water 36 42 42 42 (XY)
34 (ORAS)
TBA
371 Bagon dragon 41 46 46 46 (XY)
25 (ORAS)
TBA
372 Shellgon dragon 56 50 50 50 (XY)
25 (ORAS)
TBA
373 Salamence dragon/flying 61 53 53 53 (XY)
25 (ORAS)
TBA
384 Rayquaza dragon 35 35 (DPPt)
15 (HGSS)
15 15 (XY)
20 (ORAS)
TBA
387 Turtwig grass 37 37 37 TBA
388 Grotle grass 42 42 42 TBA
389 Torterra grass/ground 45 45 45 TBA
403 Shinx electric 29 (DP)
33 (PtHGSS)
33 33 TBA
404 Luxio electric 33 (DP)
38 (PtHGSS)
38 38 TBA
405 Luxray electric 38 (DP)
42 (PtHGSS)
42 42 TBA
419 Floatzel water 26 26 (BW)
1 (B2W2)
1 TBA
445 Garchomp dragon/ground 48 48 48 TBA
449 Hippopotas ground 31 31 31 TBA
450 Hippowdon ground 31 31 31 TBA
451 Skorupi poison/bug 45 56 (BW)
45 (B2W2)
45 TBA
452 Drapion poison/dark 49 65 (BW)
49 (B2W2)
49 TBA
455 Carnivine grass 37 41 41 TBA
485 Heatran fire/steel 33 33 33 TBA
504 Patrat normal 16 16 TBA
505 Watchog normal 16 16 TBA
506 Lillipup normal 22 22 TBA
507 Herdier normal 24 24 TBA
508 Stoutland normal 24 24 TBA
511 Pansage grass 43 43 TBA
513 Pansear fire 43 43 TBA
515 Panpour water 43 43 TBA
551 Sandile ground/dark 28 28 TBA
552 Krokorok ground/dark 28 28 TBA
553 Krookodile ground/dark 28 28 TBA
559 Scraggy dark/fighting 38 38 TBA
560 Scrafty dark/fighting 38 38 TBA
564 Tirtouga rock/water 21 21 TBA
565 Carracosta rock/water 21 21 TBA
565 Archen rock/flying 35 35 TBA
566 Archeops rock/flying 35 35 TBA
603 Eelektrik electric 39 39 TBA
604 Eelektross electric 1 1 TBA
621 Druddigon dragon 25 25 TBA
632 Durant bug/steel 31 31 TBA
633 Deino dark/dragon 25 25 TBA
634 Zweilous dark/dragon 25 25 TBA
635 Hydreigon dark/dragon 25 25 TBA
641 Tornadus flying 49 49 TBA
642 Thunderus electric/flying 49 49 TBA
643 Reshiram dragon/fire 71 71 TBA
644 Zekrom dragon/electric 71 71 TBA
667 Litleo normal/fire 39 TBA
668 Pyroar normal/fire 42 TBA
674 Pancham fighting 39 TBA
675 Pangoro fighting/dark 42 TBA
694 Tyrunt rock/dragon 34 TBA
695 Tyrantrum rock/dragon 34 TBA
713 Avalugg ice 1, 65 TBA
718 Zygarde dragon/ground 51 TBA
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By Breeding

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Gallery

Crunch depicted in previous generations
Crunch IV
Generation IV


Crunch depicted in the anime
Paul Torterra Crunch
Paul's Torterra using Crunch
Mikael Watchog Crunch
Mikael's Watchog using Crunch
Mantle Krookodile Crunch
Mantle's Krookodile using Crunch

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