In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. Every week, we shall focus the discussion on a different move, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. This week, Cut is chosen.
This is the first HM you will receive in your quest, and it is this way since Generation 1. With this move, you can access otherwise inaccessible areas, usually to acquire some neat items behind the obstruction. In earlier generations, you can even cut the grass to be on the safe side. Interestingly, Hyper Cutter Pokémon gets more range in Emerald. Unfortunately (or fortunately for the wild Pokémon), you can't do this in later Generations. As a battle move, it is a simple attack with no side effects, making it an unlikely move to use in the long term. It is one of the most widespread moves, despite not being learned naturally by anyone.
Here's the in-game description for this move:
Here are the usual possible questions about this move:Originally Posted by Cut (BW)
- How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move? What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
- How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
- Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
- How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?
Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
- Does this move succeed in its purpose as an early-game move?
- There are quite a few Pokémon that can cut things, but cannot learn this move. What justification is there? To get you started, not every Eeveelution gets Cut, as with Zangoose and Seviper.
- Why is it that Cut only cuts small trees (that even grow back somehow) and not the larger, thicker ones?
Here are the current users for this move:
Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!
~ The General Pokémon Forum Staff
For every four weeks, users get to vote for the next Move-of-the-Week. To narrow down the selection of potential moves, a criteria for the next move would be placed. If you want to vote, at least contribute to the topic in hand (because this topic is about the current move, not about voting for the next move). If you posted just to vote, your vote won't be considered.
One more thing: if a move is already covered in a past Move-of-the-Week, then it won't be considered, so make sure to check the list to see if the move you wish to vote had already been covered.
Criterion for next move: Electric-type move