Vital Throw (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power 70
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority -1
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Vital Throw deals damage with lower priority, so most attacks will take place before it. Vital Throw ignores changes to the Accuracy and Evasion stats. However, it will not hit Pokemon during the invulnerable stage of Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Shadow Force or Sky Drop.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A 2nd-strike move that never misses.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the user’s move last, but it never misses.
FireRed/LeafGreen Makes the user attack after the foe. In return, it will not miss.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user allows the foe to attack first. In return, this throw move is guaranteed not to miss.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks last. In return, this throw move is guaranteed not to miss.
X/Y The user attacks last. In return, this throw move never misses.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Vital Throw at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 31
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 32
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 32
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 22
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 10
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 10
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Level 17
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 27
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 27

Learnt by breeding

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

Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like