One Hit KO Moves

Pokémon moves in general are a simple calculation of stats based on the user, the opponent and the attack itself. However, there are four attacks that are guaranteed to completely wipe out a Pokémon whenever they hit. These attacks are the One-Hit KO Moves.

No matter what the Attack or Special Attack stat is for the Pokémon using it nor the Defense or Special Defense of the opponent as well as the Hit Points of them. Whenever this move hits, no matter what the status of the Pokémon is, their HP will be taken down to zero and they will faint. This makes these attacks the most powerful attacks in the game

There are however, a number of drawbacks to these attacks. Firstly, their accuracy is set at 30%. This can be augmented therough various means such as items and attacks. The Mind Reader/Sheer Cold combo is a classic one. Three of the four moves will also suffer from certain typed Pokémon not being able to be hit by them without intervention from attacks. For Fissure, you cannot hit a Flying type and for Guillotine & Horn Drill, you cannot hit a Ghost type.

There is also the fact that if your Pokémon is of a lower level than your opponent, the move will not connect at all, essentially having a 0% accuracy. Pokémon with the Sturdy ability are also immune to One Hit KO moves. Other than these drawbacks however, the One Hit KO moves can be used very well by the Pokémon knowing it. Below is a list of the moves and the Pokémon that learn them in Diamond & Pearl

Name Type Cat. PP Att. Acc. Effect
Fissure 5 -- 30 A one-hit KO move that drops the foe in a fissure.

Pokémon that learn via Level-Up:
#050 Diglett #051 Dugtrio #323 Camerupt #328 Trapinch #339 Barboach #340 Whiscash #383 Groudon #413 Wormadam - Sand Cloak #449 Hippopotas #450 Hippowdon

Pokémon that can learn via Breeding:
#131 Lapras #143 Snorlax #220 Swinub #221 Piloswine #231 Phanpy #232 Donphan #320 Wailmer #321 Wailord #324 Torkoal #363 Spheal #364 Sealeo #365 Walrein #410 Shieldon #411 Bastiodon #422 Shellos #423 Gastrodon #473 Mamoswine



Name Type Cat. PP Att. Acc. Effect
Guillotine 5 -- 30 A powerful pincer attack that may cause fainting.

Pokémon that learn via Level-Up:
#098 Krabby #099 Kingler #127 Pinsir #207 Gligar #341 Corphish #342 Crawdaunt #472 Gliscor



Name Type Cat. PP Att. Acc. Effect
Horn Drill 5 -- 30 A one-hit KO attack that uses a horn like a drill.

Pokémon that learn via Level-Up:
#032 Nidoran #033 Nidorino #111 Rhyhorn #112 Rhydon #118 Goldeen #119 Seaking #464 Rhyperior

Pokémon that can learn via Breeding:
#077 Ponyta #078 Rapidash #086 Seel #087 Dewgong #131 Lapras



Name Type Cat. PP Att. Acc. Effect
Sheer Cold 5 -- 30 A chilling attack that causes fainting if it hits.

Pokémon that learn via Level-Up:
#087 Dewgong #131 Lapras #144 Articuno #362 Glalie #363 Spheal #364 Sealeo #365 Walrein #382 Kyogre #459 Snover #460 Abomasnow



 
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