Smack Down (move)

Move data

Type Rock
Category   Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM23
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM23
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM23

Effects

Smack Down deals damage and knocks the target to the ground. Any raised Pokémon now become susceptible to Ground moves and Arena Trap. Raised Pokémon are any Flying types or those under the effects of Levitate, Magnet Rise or Telekinesis. Full details in glossary.

Smack Down can hit Pokémon using Fly or Bounce and will bring them back down to the ground, thus cancelling the moves. It can also hit Pokémon using Sky Drop but does not knock them to the ground. It does not knock down Substitutes but deals damage to the Substitute as normal.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Rockium Z and uses its Z-Power, Smack Down turns into Continental Crush and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Smack Down
Japanese うちおとす (Uchiotosu)
German Katapult
French Anti-Air
Italian Abbattimento
Spanish Antiaéreo

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user throws a stone or projectile to attack an opponent. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when hit.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack an opponent. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it’s hit.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack an opponent. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it’s hit.
Sword​/​Shield The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack the target. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it’s hit.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Smack Down at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 4
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 5
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 1
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 4
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 1
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 16
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 16
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 16
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 8
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 1
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 7
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Level 20
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 20
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Level 10
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Level 1
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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