Submission (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 80
PP 20  (max. 32)
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.

Changes

In Generations 1-6, Submission has 25 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Submission turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 160.

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user grabs the target and recklessly dives for the ground. This also damages the user a little.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 33
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 37
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 37
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 33

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Submission in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Golduck
#055 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 1 — TM
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Gen 2 — Breeding
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Gen 2 — Breeding
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 2 — Breeding