Submission (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 80
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM17

Effects

Submission deals damage, but the user receives 14 of the damage it inflicts in recoil. In other words, if the attack does 100 HP damage to the opponent, the user will lose 25 HP.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that also hurts the user.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A reckless body slam that also hurts the user.
FireRed/LeafGreen A reckless, full-body throw attack that also hurts the user a little.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user grabs the foe and recklessly dives for the ground. It also hurts the user slightly.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user grabs the target and recklessly dives for the ground. It also hurts the user slightly.
X/Y The user grabs the target and recklessly dives for the ground. This also damages the user a little.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Submission at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 34
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 36
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 36
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 26

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Submission as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field