|(あてみなげ Strike Throw)|
|Affects:||Anyone adjacent to user|
Vital Throw is a Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II that was, until Generation III, the signature move of the Machop family. Vital Throw is a decreased priority move that always goes first if the opponent's Pokémon uses a low priority move. It never misses unless the opponent uses a move such as Fly.
This move is a decreased priority move, meaning it moves after ordinary priority moves, but also moves before other decreased priority moves. It is a fighting type move with 70 power and causes physical damage to an adjacent Pokemon. This move will not miss unless the target Pokemon has used a move that removes it from the surface/ground level of the battlefield, or if it uses a move such as protect.
The appearance of this move in-game is generally a basic attack animation, with a star-like effect appearing on the target Pokemon, and some particles being emitted from the centre.