Cut

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Cut
いあいぎり Iai Cut
Cut.png
General Information
Type: Type Normal.gif
Generation: I
Battle Data
Category Physical
Power: 50
Accuracy: 95
PP: 30*
Effects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest data
Pokémon Contests RSE
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Super Contests DPPt
Type: Cool
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥


Cut (Japanese: いあいぎり Iai Cut) is a Normal-type damaging move introduced in Generation I. In all of the Generations, it is a hidden move (HM01).

Description

Battle

Version(s) Description
Diamond/ Pearl The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
Platinum The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.
X/Y The target is cut with a scythe or claw. This can also be used to cut down thin trees.
OR/AS The target is cut with a scythe or claw. This can also be used to cut down thin trees.


Contests

Version(s) Description
Ruby/ Sapphire/Emerald Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Diamond/ Pearl/Platinum A basic performance using a move know by the Pokémon.
OR/AS Quite an appealing move.


Effect

In Battle

Has no secondary effect.

Contests

Badly startles all Pokémon that made a good appeal.

Super Contests

A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Outside of Battle

Outside of battle, Cut enables to user to cut down small trees that may block their paths. This is useful for moving forward in the games. In Pokémon Emerald, if one uses Cut next to the tall grass, all the grass one space next to it will be cut. The grass will regrow if one steps into a new city or route.

Learnset

Generation I

By HM01

Bold indicates a Pokémon with STAB.
Italic indicates evolved forms with STAB.

Generation II

By HM01

Bold indicates a Pokémon with STAB.
Italic indicates evolved forms with STAB.

Generation III

By HM01

Bold indicates a Pokémon with STAB.
Italic indicates evolved forms with STAB.

Generation IV

By HM01

Bold indicates a Pokémon with STAB.
Italic indicates evolved forms with STAB.

Trivia

  • Despite having no visible arms or legs, Diglett and Dugtrio are able to learn this move.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, Cut is the only HM mandatorily required to be able to complete the game, despite the player receiving other HMs throughout the course of the game.