Knock Off (Japanese: はたきおとす Knock Off) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move.
Knock Off inflicts damage and renders the target's held item unusable for the rest of the battle (even if switched out). The Pokémon is still listed as holding the item on the status screen and cannot obtain another item, nor can it restore the knocked off item with Recycle.
If Knock Off triggers an item (such as a Focus Band, Focus Sash, or Colbur Berry) after the attack, that item activates before Knock Off can knock it off (in the case of the Focus Band, which is not consumed, it will be removed after its effect has activated).
If an Exp. Share or Lucky Egg was knocked off, the Pokémon will still gain experience accordingly.
Even if the user faints when using Knock Off (such as due to the target's Rough Skin or user's Life Orb), it still knocks off the target's held item.
By leveling upEdit