Vital Throw (move)
|PP||10 (max. 16)|
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.
Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.
|A 2nd-strike move that never misses.|
|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.|
|The user allows the foe to attack first. In return, this throw move is guaranteed not to miss.|
Black 2/White 2
|The user attacks last. In return, this throw move is guaranteed not to miss.|
|The user attacks last. In return, this throw move never misses.|
|Sun/Moon||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 numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.
#066 / Fighting
Level 25 Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 25 Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 25 Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 18 Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 22 Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 22 Throh
#538 / Fighting
Level 17 Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 27 Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Learnt by breeding
These Pokémon can learn Vital Throw as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.