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Vital Throw
Vital Throw VIII.png
あてみなげ Strike Throw
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Fighting.gif
Category Physical
Power: 70
Accuracy: -
PP: 10
Affects: Anyone adjacent to user
Secondary Effect:
Priority: -1
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 0

Vital Throw is a Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II that was, until Generation III, the signature move of the Machop family.

Effect

In battle

Vital Throw causes physical damage to an adjacent Pokémon. This move is a decreased-priority move, meaning it moves after ordinary-priority moves, but also moves before other decreased-priority moves. It never misses unless the opponent is in an invulnerable state of a move such as Fly.


In the Mystery Dungeon series, Vital Throw is a status move that gives the user the vital throw status. When a Pokemon with this status is attacked directly, it sends the attacker flying across the room.

In Super Mystery Dungeon, Vital throw becomes like its mainstream version in effect and power.


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