Seismic Toss (move)

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Seismic Toss
ちきゅうなげ Earth Throw
Seismic Toss.png
Seismic Toss 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Seismic Toss (Japanese: ちきゅうなげ Earth Throw) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM19 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Seismic Toss inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Although Seismic Toss is a Fighting-type move, its type does not alter the amount of damage it inflicts. Seismic Toss hits Ghost-type Pokémon.

Generation II

Seismic Toss no longer hits Ghost-type Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Fighting-type attack. Throws the target with enough force to flip the world upside down.
Stad2 A Fighting-type attack. Throws the target with enough force to flip the world.
GSC The user's level equals damage HP.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts damage identical to the user's level.
FRLG A gravity-fed throw that causes damage matching the user's level.
DPPtHGSS The foe is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The target is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field 33 33 33RSE
26FRLG
17 17 17
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field 37 36 36RSE
26FRLG
17 17 17
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like 39 19 19 19 22 22XY
15ORAS
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like 44 19 19 19 22 22XY
15ORAS
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like 44 19 19 19 22 22XY
15ORAS
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug 25 19 13 8 8 8
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like 46 31 31 31
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like 51 37 37 37XY
34ORAS
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like 13 13
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
TM19
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
186 Politoed Politoed
Water 1 Water 1
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
224 Octillery Octillery
Water 1 Water 2
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
Undiscovered Undiscovered
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Human-Like Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster English Global Link
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
235 Smeargle Smeargle
Field Field Pokémon EXPO Gym Smeargle
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the user throws its target at another Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. The amount of damage depends on the user's level.

In the anime

In the main series

Brawly Hariyama Seismic Toss.png Machop Seismic Toss.png Montgomery Throh Seismic Toss.png Howie Pinsir Seismic Toss.png
Hariyama Machop Throh Pinsir
The foe is thrown using the power of gravity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
074 Geodude Geodude grabs the opponent, rises into the air, and throws them to the ground, or Geodude grabs the opponent, floats into the air and falls, spinning as it falls and throws the opponent to the ground before they both hit it.
Brock's Geodude Pokémon Fashion Flash Debut
Roark's Geodude O'er the Rampardos we Watched! None
066 Machop Machop grabs the opponent and spins around in a circle. After a bit, Machop lets go and the opponent goes flying.
Unknown Trainer's Machop The Punchy Pokémon None
057 Primeape Primeape grabs the opponent's leg and head, jumps up and throws them to the ground.
Ash's Primeape The Punchy Pokémon None
006 Charizard Charizard grabs the opponent, flies into the sky, spins around, zooms back down, and tosses the opponent into the ground for more damage, using the momentum of the dive.
Ash's Charizard Volcanic Panic None
Mewtwo's Charizardtwo Mewtwo Strikes Back None
076 Golem Golem grabs the opponent, jumps into the air, points the opponent to the ground, and falls, having the opponent hit the ground first.
Melissa's Golem The Fourth Round Rumble None
067 Machoke Machoke grabs the opponent, jumps into the air and spins around in a circle. After a bit, Machoke throws the opponent to the ground.
One of the Wobbuffet Festival crasher's Machoke Wobbu-Palooza! None
296 Makuhita Makuhita grabs the opponent, jumps into the air and does many front flips. When it comes down, it slams the opponent into the ground.
Brawly's Makuhita Brave the Wave None
297 Hariyama Hariyama grabs the opponent, jumps into the air and does many front flips, then it goes down and slams the opponent into the ground, or Hariyama grabs the opponent, spins around and throws the opponent into the ground.
Brawly's Hariyama Just One of the Geysers None
Tyson's Hariyama At the End of the Fray None
127 Pinsir Pinsir grabs the opponent in its horns, jumps into the air and flings its head back, throwing the opponent into the floor behind it.
Howie's Pinsir The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
538 Throh On an airborne foe, Throh leaps into the air grabbing its opponent. The two then fall to the ground head first but Throh lets go at the last second, leaving the opponent to crash.
Montgomery's Throh Search for the Clubultimate! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Charizard Seismic Toss PO.png None.png None.png
Charizard
The foe is thrown using the power of gravity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
006 Charizard Charizard grabs the opponent, rises into the air, and throws them into the ground.
Red's Charizard File 3: Giovanni Debut

In the manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Seismic Toss I.png Seismic Toss II.png Seismic Toss III.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Seismic Toss IV.png Seismic Toss V.png Seismic Toss PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Seismic Toss Stadium.png Seismic Toss Stad2.png Seismic Toss Colo.png Seismic Toss XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • In the anime, while using Seismic Toss, Pokémon using the move are commonly depicted circling the globe, and, in the Generation II and VI games, a globe is shown as part of the animation. This is due to the Japanese name of the move being Earth Throw.
  • In the first few seasons of the Dutch dub, Seismic Toss was called aardbeving, which is actually Dutch for Earthquake.
    • Similarly, in the Rival Destinies season of Latin America dub, Seismic Toss was called Tiro Vital, which is actually the Spanish name for Vital Throw.
  • Seismic Toss is the only physical move that does a set amount of damage.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 投擲地球 tau4 zaak6 dei6 kau4
Mandarin 地球上投 Dìqiú Shàngtóu
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Seismický vrh
Denmark Flag.png Danish Seismisk Kast
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Seismische smak (see Trivia)
Finland Flag.png Finnish Seismoisku (Indigo League; Advanced)
Seismoheitto (Johto series)
Ilmaheitto (AG131)
France Flag.png French Frappe Atlas
Germany Flag.png German Geowurf
Greece Flag.png Greek Σεισμική Εκτίναξη
India Flag.png Hindi भूकंप उछाल Bhukamp Uchaal
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Lemparan Bumi
Italy Flag.png Italian Movim. Sismico*
Mov. Sismico*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지구던지기 Jigu Deonjigi'
Poland Flag.png Polish Wtrząs Sejsmiczny
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Arremesso Sísmico
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Tiro Sísmico
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Seizmičko Bacanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ataque Sísmico (EP028)
Lanzamiento Letal (EP029)
Movimiento Sísmico (EP059-AG031, BW116)
Sacudida Sísmica (AG131)
Tiro Sísmico (AG136, AG189, DP018)
Aventada (AG176)
Golpe Sísmico (DP068)
Tiro Vital (BW071-BW073)
Spain Flag.png Spain Mov. Sísmico
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Seismiskt kast
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Sismik Çarpma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ném Xuống Mặt Đất


Variations of the move Night Shade
Physical Seismic Toss
Special Night Shade



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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