What Pokemon Can Learn Cut

Cut (HM01) is a normal type move that appeared first in Generation I to Generation VI. In Generation, I to III Cut is used to removing obstacles such as trees that block your way.

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Cut is a very useful move that can be also obtained through cheats or finding the item on its location.

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Regarding learnset, Kartana is the only Pokemon that can learn cut by leveling up while most Pokemon can have cut by HM. Kartana is found only in Generation VII.

Now, what Pokemon can learn cut? There are plenty of Pokemon who can learn cut; here are they.

Related: Pokemon That Can Learn Flash

List of Pokemon Who Can Learn Cut

IMPORTANT: Generation 7 Pokemon can only learn the Cut move when taught from the previous generations and then transferred to Pokemon Sun and Moon.

wdt_ID ID Pokemon Generations Type
1 1 Bulbasaur 1-7 Grass/Poison
2 2 Ivysaur 1-7 Grass/Poison
3 3 Venusaur 1-7 Grass/Poison
4 4 Charmander 1-7 Fire
5 5 Charmeleon 1-7 Fire
6 6 Charizard 1-7 Fire/Flying
7 15 Beedrill 1-7 Bug/Poison
8 19 Rattata 3-7 Normal
9 20 Raticate 2-7 Normal
10 27 Sandshrew 1-7 Ground
11 28 Sandslash 1-7 Ground
12 29 Nidoran♀ 3-7 Poison
13 30 Nidorina 3-7 Poison
14 31 Nidoqueen 3-7 Poison/Ground
15 32 Nidoran♂ 3-7 Poison
16 33 Nidorino 3-7 Poison
17 34 Nidoking 3-7 Poison/Ground
18 43 Oddish 1-7 Grass/Poison
19 44 Gloom 1-7 Grass/Poison
20 44 Vileplume 1-7 Grass/Poison
21 46 Paras 1-7 Bug/Grass
22 47 Parasect 1-7 Bug/Grass
23 50 Diglett 2-7 Ground
24 51 Dugtrio 2-7 Ground
25 52 Meowth 3-7 Normal
26 53 Persian 3-7 Normal
27 69 Bellsprout 1-7 Grass/Poison
28 70 Weepinbell 1-7 Grass/Poison
29 71 Victreebel 1-7 Grass/Poison
30 72 Tentacool 1-7 Water/Poison
31 73 Tentacruel 1-7 Water/Poison
32 83 Farfetch'd 1-8 (By level up: lvl 15 in Gen 8) Normal/Flying
33 98 Krabby 1-7 Water
34 99 Kingler 1-7 Water
35 108 Lickitung 1-7 Normal
36 112 Rhydon 3-7 Ground/Rock
37 114 Tangela 1-7 Grass
38 115 Kangaskhan 3-7 Normal
39 123 Scyther 1-7 Bug/Flying
40 127 Pinsir 1-7 Bug
41 141 Kabutops 2-7 Rock/Water
42 149 Dragonite 3-7 Dragon/Flying
43 151 Mew 1-7 Psychic
44 152 Chikorita 2-7 Grass
45 153 Bayleef 2-7 Grass
46 154 Meganium 2-7 Grass
47 155 Cyndaquil 2-7 Fire
48 156 Quilava 2-7 Fire
49 157 Typhlosion 2-7 Fire
50 158 Totodile 2-7 Water
ID Pokemon Generations Type

Cut (HM01) Locations

GenerationGame(s)Location of Cut (HM01)Notes
IRed/Blue/YellowSS Anne in Vermilion CityReceived from the captain of the SS Anne.
IIGold/Silver/CrystalIlex ForestReceived from a Charcoal Kiln’s apprentice after helping him.
IIIRuby/Sapphire/Emerald, FireRed/LeafGreenRustboro City, SS Anne in Vermilion CityReceived from Cutter in his house. Similar to Gen I, from the captain of the SS Anne.
IVDiamond/Pearl/Platinum, HeartGold/SoulSilverEterna City, Ilex ForestReceived from Cynthia after defeating the Eterna Gym. Similar to Gen II, from the apprentice in Ilex Forest.
VBlack/White, Black 2/White 2Striaton City, Virbank ComplexReceived from Fennel after saving her Munna. Received from Roxie’s father after defeating her.
VIX/Y, Omega Ruby/Alpha SapphireParfum Palace, Rustboro CityFound in the gardens of Parfum Palace. Similar to Gen III, from Cutter in his house.
VIISun/Moon, Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon, Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Let’s Go, Eevee!N/AThe HM system is replaced by Ride Pokémon. Secret Techniques replace HMs.
VIIISword/Shield, Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Legends: ArceusN/ANo HMs; terrain obstacles are overcome by other means. Similar to original Gen IV games. Uses a different system for interacting with the environment.
IXScarlet/VioletN/ANo HMs; a new system of “Ride Pokémon” provides similar functionality.

Generations VII to IX: The HM system was replaced in Generation VII with new mechanics like Ride Pokémon in “Sun and Moon”, “Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon”, and “Scarlet/Violet”, and Secret Techniques in “Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!”.

These changes were made to make gameplay smoother by removing the need for HM moves to be carried by Pokémon in the player’s party for navigation and obstacle removal.


The HM Cut is a must-move for every Pokemon player, and it brings an enormous help not only in cutting down blocking trees but also during a battle. Plenty of Pokemon can learn cut and not just the grass type Pokemon.

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62 thoughts on “What Pokemon Can Learn Cut”

    • Hey Lewis, thanks for coming here. Unfortunately Sandile cannot learn the move Cut through normal gameplay means, such as leveling up, TMs, or HMs. Sandile has sharp pointed claws, but strangely it cannot learn the move. 🤔

  1. Hi im playing firered to start playing all pokemon games by order and im stuck when i get cut but cant find any pokemon able to learn it, do you know what to do?

  2. well all i know is that you shouldn’t pick blastoise because it can’t learn cut or you should find a spot with a pokemon that can learn cut like oddish for some reason you can find it in the grass patch by nugget bridge in gen 1

  3. So, I accidentally softlocked myself because none of my team can learn cut, and as far as I am aware none of the Pokemon outside vermilion city . Please help (in case you have not noticed this is gen 1)

  4. Hey, I’m playing Emerald version on my old GBA, and nobody in my team can learn cut. Do you know if there’s any common wild Pokemon near Petalburg or Rustboro that I could catch and teach it to??

    • Hey there Wailstone. We’ve just made an improvement on the list, kindly check the information again for you to know which Pokemon in your team can learn Cut.

    • These Pokemon can learn cut either by HM or Level. I will update this post for a more detailed information.

        • Diglett can learn cut by HM starting in Generation 2. I’ve just made an update to this post, kindly check the table for the updated and most detailed version.

          • Diglett can learn cut in yellow also, I don’t know how you can make that obvious in your list format, but just thought you’d like to know

          • Diglett can learn cut in pokemon yellow, It may be hard to make that obvious with your list format, but just thought that should be noted

    • Hi Bethany, Phantump can learn cut by HM in Gen 6 and a transfer-only move in Gen 7. However, in Gen. 8 Phantump can’t learn Cut as far as I know.

    • What Pokemon game version do you have? Meowth can learn cut in almost all generations via HM, except in Generations 1 and 2.

    • Nidoqueen can’t learn Cut in Generations prior to Generation 3. Since Pokemon Blue is Gen 1, you can’t teach Nidoqueen Cut.

  5. The one thing is that in one game(gen 1)you also will need a pokemon that learns cut naturally to get out of ceriliean city.Could you please explain which pokemon learn the move naturally as well?

    • Kartana is the only Pokemon that can learn cut by leveling up, other than that, Pokemon can learn cut by HM. Btw, you can only find Kartana in Generation VII.