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Contact is a property of moves in the Pokémon games. Making contact occurs when a Pokémon physically touches the target when using a move in battle. Moves that make contact are affected by and can trigger various items and Abilities, such as the Rocky Helmet and Tough Claws.

Whether a move makes contact is independent of its damage category. However, most moves that make contact are physical moves, whereas most special moves do not make contact; no status moves make contact. All moves that make contact only target a single Pokémon.

Hitting a substitute does not make contact with the Pokémon behind it. While confusion damage is physical, it does not count as making contact due to being self-inflicted.

Negative Effects

Items triggered by Contact

Item Location
Bag Rocky Helmet Sprite Rocky Helmet Victory Road

This causes damage to any attackers that make contact when held.

Abilities triggered by Contact

Ability Effect
Aftermath An attacker that knocks out this Pokémon with a contact move takes damage equal to 1/4 of its own max HP
Cute Charm Has a 30% chance of infatuating an attacker on contact
Deep Freeze Has a 30% chance that the attacking Pokémon will become frozen
Flame Body Has a 30% chance of burning an attacker on contact
Gooey Decreases an attacker's Speed by one stage on contact
Poison Point Has a 30% chance of poisoning an attacker on contact
Rough Skin Damages an attacker for 1/8 of its max HP on contact
Static Has a 30% chance of paralyzing an attacker on contact

Positive Effects

Abilities triggered by Contact

Ability Effect
Poison Touch Has a 30% chance of poisoning a target when the user makes contact
Tough Claws Boosts the power of contact moves used by this Pokémon by 33%

Moves that make Contact

Physical Moves

Physical Moves
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   TM   Tutor Cost 
Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
Arm Thrust Fighting Physical 01515 100}}100% 20
Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100}}100% 15
Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10 TM72
Bide Normal Physical 0000Varies 00—}}—% 10
Bind Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
Bite Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 25
Blaze Kick Fire Physical 08585 090}}90% 10
Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15 TM31
Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bullet Punch Steel Physical 04040 100}}100% 30
Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
Counter Fighting Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Crabhammer Water Physical 100100 090}}90% 10
Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30 HM01
Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10 TM28
Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10 HM08
Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 090}}90% 10
Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100}}100% 30
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 10 TM02
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 075}}75% 10
Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10 TM60
Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 095}}95% 15
Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5 TM99
Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 5
Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 TM42
Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40 TM54
Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
Flail Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 15
Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15 HM02
Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20 TM01
Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
Force Palm Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20 TM21
Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 080}}80% 15
Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5 TM68
Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 5
Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 5 TM74
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 090}}90% 10
Head Charge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 080}}80% 5
Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100}}100% 25
Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 5
High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130130 090}}90% 10
Hyper Fang Normal Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
Ice Ball Ice Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15 TM23
Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Karate Chop Fighting Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100}}100% 5
Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100}}100% 15
Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100}}100% 30
Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Mach Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 30
Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
Meteor Mash Steel Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Nuzzle Electric Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Peck Flying Physical 03535 100}}100% 35
Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20 TM88
Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20 TM84
Pound Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
Punishment Dark Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 5
Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 30
Rage Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20 TM27
Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Reversal Fighting Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 15
Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15 HM06
Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15 TM65
Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100}}100% 30
Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
Sky Uppercut Fighting Physical 08585 090}}90% 15
Slam Normal Physical 08080 075}}75% 20
Slash Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Spark Electric Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 095}}95% 25 TM47
Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 HM04
Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 25
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 5
Super Fang Normal Physical 0000Varies 090}}90% 10 TM97
Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 35
Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25 TM46
Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 TM89
Vice Grip Normal Physical 05555 100}}100% 30
Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100}}100% 25
Vital Throw Fighting Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 HM07
Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 35
Wood Hammer Grass Physical 06060 00—}}—% 15
Wrap Normal Physical 01515 090}}90% 15
X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 TM81
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15 TM100

Physical Moves with no move page

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These moves are either not included, or their move page hasn’t been made yet.
This section will become redundant in time

Unlisted Physical Moves
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   TM   Tutor Cost 
Bolt Strike Electric Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Constrict Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Crush Grip Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Dizzy Punch Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Double Slap Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Gear Grind Steel Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Jump Kick Fighting Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Mega Kick Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Poison Tail Poison Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Razor Shell Water Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Rock Climb Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Rolling Kick Fighting Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Shadow Force Ghost Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Sky Drop Flying Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Smelling Salts Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Steamroller Bug Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Storm Throw Fighting Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Struggle Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Tail Slap Normal Physical 0000 000}}0% 0
Triple Kick Fighting Physical 0000 000}}0% 0

Special Moves

Special Moves
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   TM   Tutor Cost 
Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
Grass Knot Grass Special 0000Varies 100}}100% 10 TM86
Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20 TM93
Trump Card Normal Special 0000Varies 100}}100% 5