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What Pokemon Can Learn Cut


Cut (HM01) is a normal type move 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. Cut is a very useful move that can be also obtained through cheats or finding the item on its locations.

Get HM Cut

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 able to learn cut; here are they.

List of Pokemon Who Can Learn Cut

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

wdt_ID ID Pokemon Generations Type
ID Pokemon Generations Type

Cut (HM01) Locations

  • (Gen. I) Pokemon Red & Blue/Yellow – S.S. Anne
  • (Gen. II) Pokemon Gold & Silver/Crystal – Ilex Forest
  • (Gen. III) Pokemon Red&Sapphire/Emerald- Rustboro City
  • (Gen. III) Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen – S.S. Anne
  • (Gen. IV) Diamond & Pearl/Platinum – Eterna City
  • (Gen. IV) HeartGold and SoulSilver- Ilex Forest
  • (Gen. V) Black & White – Striaton City
  • (Gen. V) Black 2 & White 2 – Virbank City
  • (Gen. VI) Pokemon X & Y – Parfum Palace
  • (Gen. VI) Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – Rustboro City


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 in a battle. Plenty of Pokemon can learn cut and not just the grass type Pokemon.

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  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.


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