It raises the critical-hit ratio greatly. It can be used only once and wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
This item did not appear in any previous games.
Dire Hit (クリティカットCriticut) is a Battle Item that increases the chance of a critical hit rate by one level for a single battle. Introduced in Generation I, it is worth 650 and can be sold for a price of 325. It also increases the affected Pokémon's happiness towards its Trainer.