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Cut V
(いあいぎり Iai Cut)
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal
Category: Type Physical
Power: 50
Accuracy: 95%
PP: 30 (Max. 48)
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made a good appeal.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Cut is a Normal-type physical move introduced in Generation I. It has been HM01 since Generation I.


Games Description
GSC Cuts using claws, scythes, etc.
RSE Cuts the foe with sharp claws, scythes, etc.
FRLG A basic attack. It can be used to cut down thin trees and grass.
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with a sharp scythe or claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
BWB2W2 The target is cut with a scythe or claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
XYORAS The target is cut with a scythe or claw. This can also be used to cut down thin trees.


In Battle

Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally

Cut can target any Pokémon adjacent to the user. Cut does damage to the target.

Outside of Battle

Cut enables a Pokémon to cut down small trees that may be blocking the player's path. Prior to Generation IV, Cut could cut down tall grass as well, though in Pokémon Emerald, a Pokémon with the ability Hyper Cutter cuts down the most tall grass in its use.



By HM01
Pokémon Type Gen. Availability
001 Bulbasaur grass/poison I-VI
002 Ivysaur grass/poison I-VI
003 Venusaur grass/poison I-VI
004 Charmander fire I-VI
005 Charmeleon fire I-VI
006 Charizard fire/flying I-VI
015 Beedrill bug/poison I-VI
019 Rattata normal III-VI
020 Raticate normal II-VI
027 Sandshrew ground I-VI
028 Sandslash ground I-VI
029 Nidoran♀ poison III-VI
030 Nidorina poison III-VI
031 Nidoqueen poison/ground III-VI
032 Nidoran♂ poison III-VI
033 Nidorino poison III-VI
034 Nidoking poison/ground III-VI
043 Oddish grass/poison I-VI
044 Gloom grass/poison I-VI
045 Vileplume grass/poison I-VI
046 Paras bug/grass I-VI
047 Parasect bug/grass I-VI
050 Diglett ground I (Y)-VI
051 Dugtrio ground I (Y)-VI
052 Meowth normal II-VI
053 Persian normal II-VI
069 Bellsprout grass/poison I-VI
070 Weepinbell grass/poison I-VI
071 Victreebel grass/poison I-VI
072 Tentacool water/poison I-VI
073 Tentacruel water/poison I-VI
083 Farfetch'd normal/flying I-VI
098 Krabby water I-VI
099 Kingler water I-VI
108 Lickitung normal I-VI
112 Rhydon rock/ground III-VI
114 Tangela grass I-VI
115 Kangaskhan normal III-VI
123 Scyther bug/flying I-VI
127 Pinsir bug I-VI
141 Kabutops rock/water I (Y)-VI
149 Dragonite dragon/flying I-VI
151 Mew psychic I-VI
152 Chikorita grass II-VI
153 Bayleef grass II-VI
154 Meganium grass II-VI
155 Cyndaquil fire II-VI
156 Quilava fire II-VI
157 Typhlosion fire II-VI
158 Totodile water II-VI
159 Croconaw water II-VI
160 Feraligatr water II-VI
161 Sentret normal II-VI
162 Furret normal II-VI
182 Bellosom grass II-VI
190 Aipom normal II-VI
191 Sunkern grass II-VI
192 Sunflora grass II-VI
196 Espeon psychic II-VI
197 Umbreon dark II-VI
207 Gligar ground/flying II-VI
208 Steelix steel/ground II-VI
212 Scizor bug/steel II-VI
214 Heracross bug/fighting II-VI
215 Sneasel dark/ice II-VI
216 Teddiursa normal II-VI
217 Ursaring normal II-VI
227 Skarmory steel/flying II-VI
243 Raikou electric II-VI
244 Entei fire II-VI
245 Suicune water II-VI
248 Tyranitar ground/dark II-VI
251 Celebi grass/psychic III-VI
252 Treecko grass III-VI
253 Grovyle grass III-VI
254 Sceptile grass III-VI
255 Torchic fire III-VI
256 Combusken fire/fighting III-VI
257 Blaziken fire/fighting III-VI
263 Zigzagoon normal III-VI
264 Linoone normal III-VI
274 Nuzleaf grass/dark III-VI
275 Shiftry grass/dark III-VI
286 Breloom grass/fighting III-VI
287 Slakoth normal III-VI
288 Vigoroth normal III-VI
289 Slaking normal III-VI
290 Nincada bug/ground III-VI
291 Ninjask bug/flying III-VI
292 Shedinja bug/ghost III-VI
302 Sableye ghost/dark III-VI
304 Aron steel/rock III-VI
305 Lairon steel/rock III-VI
306 Aggron steel/rock III-VI
315 Roselia grass/poison III-VI
331 Cacnea grass III-VI
332 Cacturne grass/dark III-VI
341 Corphish water III-VI
342 Crawdaunt water/dark III-VI
347 Anorith rock/bug III-VI
348 Armaldo rock/bug III-VI
352 Kecleon normal III-VI
357 Tropius grass/flying III-VI
359 Absol dark III-VI
371 Bagon dragon III-VI
372 Shelgon dragon III-VI
373 Salamence dragon/flying III-VI
375 Metang steel/psychic III-VI
376 Metagross steel/psychic III-VI
380 Latias dragon/psychic III-VI
381 Latios dragon/psychic III-VI
383 Groudon ground III-VI
386 Deoxys psychic III-VI
387 Turtwig grass IV-VI
388 Grotle grass IV-VI
389 Torterra grass/ground IV-VI
390 Chimchar fire IV-VI
391 Monferno fire/fighting IV-VI
392 Infernape fire/fighting IV-VI
393 Piplup water IV-VI
394 Prinplup water IV-VI
395 Empoleon water/steel IV-VI
399 Bidoof normal IV-VI
400 Bibarel normal/water IV-VI
406 Budew grass/poison IV-VI
407 Roserade grass/poison IV-VI
409 Rampardos rock IV-VI
416 Vespiquen bug/flying IV-VI
417 Pachirisu electric IV-VI
424 Ambipom normal IV-VI
425 Drifloon ghost/flying IV-VI
426 Drifblim ghost/flying IV-VI
427 Buneary normal IV-VI
428 Lopunny normal IV-VI
431 Glameow normal IV-VI
432 Purugly normal IV-VI
434 Stunky poison/dark IV-VI
435 Skuntank poison/dark IV-VI
443 Gible ground/dragon IV-VI
444 Gabite ground/dragon IV-VI
445 Garchomp ground/dragon IV-VI
451 Skorupi poison/bug IV-VI
452 Drapion poison/dark IV-VI
454 Toxicroak poison/fighting IV-VI
455 Carnivine grass IV-VI
461 Weavile dark/ice IV-VI
463 Lickylicky normal IV-VI
464 Rhyperior rock/ground IV-VI
465 Tangrowth grass IV-VI
472 Gliscor ground/flying IV-VI
475 Gallade psychic/fighting IV-VI
483 Dialga steel/dragon IV-VI
484 Palkia water/dragon IV-VI
487 Giratina ghost/dragon IV-VI
491 Darkrai dark IV-VI
493 Arceus normal IV-VI
495 Snivy grass V-VI
496 Servine grass V-VI
497 Serperior grass V-VI
501 Oshawott water V-VI
502 Dewott water V-VI
503 Samurott water V-VI
504 Patrat normal V-VI
505 Watchog normal V-VI
509 Purrloin dark V-VI
510 Liepard dark V-VI
511 Pansage grass V-VI
512 Simisage grass V-VI
513 Pansear fire V-VI
514 Simisear fire V-VI
515 Panpour water V-VI
516 Simipour water V-VI
529 Drilbur ground V-VI
530 Excadrill ground/steel V-VI
540 Sewaddle bug/grass V-VI
541 Swadloon bug/grass V-VI
542 Leavanny bug/grass V-VI
545 Scolipede bug/poison V-VI
548 Petilil grass V-VI
549 Lilligant grass V-VI
550 Basculin water V-VI
551 Sandile ground/dark V-VI
552 Krokorok ground/dark V-VI
553 Krookodile ground/dark V-VI
557 Dwebble bug/rock V-VI
558 Crustle bug/rock V-VI
566 Archen rock/flying V-VI
567 Archeops rock/flying V-VI
570 Zorua dark V-VI
571 Zoroark dark V-VI
586 Sawsbuck normal/grass V-VI
587 Emolga electric/flying V-VI
588 Karrablast bug V-VI
589 Escavalier bug/steel V-VI
595 Joltik bug/electric V-VI
596 Galvantula bug/electric V-VI
598 Ferrothorn grass/steel V-VI
604 Eelektross electric V-VI
610 Axew dragon V-VI
611 Fraxure dragon V-VI
612 Haxorus dragon V-VI
613 Cubchoo ice V-VI
614 Beartic ice V-VI
621 Druddigon dragon V-VI
624 Pawniard steel/dark V-VI
625 Bisharp steel/dark V-VI
626 Bouffalant normal V-VI
627 Rufflet normal/flying V-VI
628 Braviary normal/flying V-VI
629 Vullaby dark/flying V-VI
630 Mandibuzz dark/flying V-VI
631 Heatmor fire V-VI
632 Durant bug/steel V-VI
638 Cobalion steel/fighting V-VI
639 Terrakion rock/fighting V-VI
640 Virizion grass/fighting V-VI
643 Reshiram dragon/fire V-VI
644 Zekrom dragon/electric V-VI
646 Kyurem dragon/ice V-VI
647 Keldeo water/fighting V-VI
650 Chespin grass VI
651 Quilladin grass VI
652 Chesnaught grass/fighting VI
653 Fennekin fire VI
654 Braixen fire VI
655 Delphox fire/psychic VI
656 Froakie water VI
657 Frogadier water VI
658 Greninja water/dark VI
659 Bunnelby normal VI
660 Diggersby normal/ground VI
674 Pancham fighting VI
675 Pangoro fighting/dark VI
677 Espurr psychic VI
678 Meowstic psychic VI
679 Honedge steel/ghost VI
680 Doublade steel/ghost VI
681 Aegislash steel/ghost VI
686 Inkay dark/psychic VI
687 Malamar dark/psychic VI
688 Binacle rock/water VI
689 Barbaracle rock/water VI
692 Clauncher water VI
693 Clawitzer water VI
694 Helioptile normal/electric VI
695 Heliolisk normal/electric VI
701 Hawlucha fighting/flying VI
702 Dedenne electric/fairy VI
707 Klefki steel/fairy VI
708 Phantump ghost/grass VI
709 Trevant ghost/grass VI
714 Noibat flying/dragon VI
715 Noivern flying/dragon VI
716 Xerneas fairy VI
717 Yveltal dark/flying VI
721 Volcanion fire/water VI
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


  • In Pokémon Black and White, Cut is the only HM required to be able to complete the game, despite the player receiving other HMs throughout the course of the game.


Cut depicted in the anime
Tracey Scyther Cut
Tracey's Scyther using Cut
Harley Cacturne Cut
Harley's Cacturne using Cut
Nando Sunflora Cut
Nando's Sunflora using Cut
Trip Servine Cut
Trip's Servine using Cut
Ash Greninja Cut
Ash's Greninja using Cut

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