Arm Thrust
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  15
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Arm Thrust is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move.


Arm Thrust inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance that it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 47.52.

Pokémon with the ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Arm Thrust unless it misses.

Arm Thrust may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike. If the target has an ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the ability to activate multiple times.


The user looses a flurry of open-palmed arm thrusts that hit two to five times in a row.


By leveling up[]

# Pokémon Type Level
008 Iguadium Iguadium Water Fighting 18
009 Aguanaut Aguanaut Water Fighting 18
179 Chimpoca Chimpoca Fighting Fighting Start
180 Simayan Simayan Fighting Fighting Start
181 Monkezuma Monkezuma Fighting Fighting Start
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.