Vital Throw (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Vital Throw turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 140.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 25
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 25
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 25
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 18
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 22
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 22
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
Level 9
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 27
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 27
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
Field