Magnitude (move)

Magnitude
マグニチュード Magnitude
Magnitude VII.png
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Type  Ground
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works best the more the crowd is excited.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the more the crowd is excited.

Magnitude (Japanese: マグニチュード Magnitude) is a damage-dealing Ground-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II to IV

Magnitude's power varies based on a randomly selected "magnitude" value ranging from 4 to 10, with 4 having the least power and 10 having the greatest.

Magnitude can hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dig, and if it does, it will have its power doubled for that Pokémon.

Power varies as follows:

Magnitude Power Probability
4 10 5%
5 30 10%
6 50 20%
7 70 30%
8 90 20%
9 110 10%
10 150 5%

Its average power is 71.

Generations V to VII

If Magnitude hits a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dig, instead of doubling in power, the damage is doubled instead, resulting in virtually the same effect.

If Grassy Terrain is in effect, Magnitude deals only half the usual damage.

Generation VIII

Magnitude cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Ground-type attack. The power of the attack will vary each time it is used.
GSC A ground attack with random power.
RSEColo.XD A ground-shaking attack of random intensity.
FRLG A ground-shaking attack against all standing Pokémon. Its power varies.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user looses a ground-shaking quake affecting everyone in battle. Its power varies.
BWB2W2 The user looses a ground-shaking quake affecting everyone around the user. Its power varies.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user attacks everything around it with a ground-shaking quake. Its power varies.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field 17B2W2 17XY
14ORAS
14SMUSUM
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 17B2W2 17XY
14ORAS
14SMUSUM
050   Diglett
  Field Field 9 9 12 15 15 14SMUSUM
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 14SMUSUM
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 1, 9 9 12 15 15 14SMUSUM
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 14SMUSUM
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16 16 15 15 15XY
12ORAS
12SMUSUM
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16 16 15 15 15XY
12ORAS
12SMUSUM
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 16 16 15 15 15XY
12ORAS
12SMUSUM
232   Donphan
  Field Field 19 19 19XY
30ORAS
30
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field 19 11 11BW
8B2W2
8XY
12ORAS
12
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field 1, 19 1, 11 1, 11BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
12ORAS
12
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 16 26 26 26XY
20ORAS
20
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 16 26 26 26XY
20ORAS
20
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral 25 25 30
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral 25 25 30
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
498   Tepig
  Field Field
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral
749   Mudbray
  Field Field
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 Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Magnitude has 15PP and 100% accuracy. The user attacks all other Pokémon in the room, dealing fixed damage dependent on the magnitude level: 5, 10, 15, 25, 30, 35 or 40; afterwards multiplying the damage by STAB and type matchup. The move deals double damage to Pokémon in middle of Dig. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness).

Description

Games Description
MDRB Damages all Pokémon in the same room. The amount of damage varies. It inflicts double damage on any digging Pokémon.
MDTDS Inflicts random amounts of damage on all Pokémon in the room except the user. It will inflict double damage on a Pokémon with a Digging status.
BSL おなじへやの じぶんいがいの すべてのポケモンに ダメージをあたえる ランダムで ダメージがかわる あなをほるじょうたいの ポケモンには 2ばいのダメージをあたえる
MDGtI It damages all Pokémon in the same room except you. It randomly changes its intensity. It also damages a Pokémon underground using Dig.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages all Pokémon in the same room, except for you, including Pokémon underground using Dig. It randomly changes its intensity.


In the anime

       
Golem
The user looses a ground-shaking quake affecting everyone in battle. Its power varies.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Golem Golem's body becomes outlined in a brown aura. It then jumps into the air and stomps on the ground, creating an earthquake. The move's power varies with each usage.
Gary's Golem Can't Beat the Heat! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Despite being introduced in Generation II, no Pokémon introduced in Generation II could learn Magnitude until Generation IV.
  • At 150 base power, Magnitude 10 has the highest base power of all Ground-type moves.
    • At base power 10, Magnitude 4 has the lowest base power of all Ground-type moves and is tied with Constrict as being the least damaging move, if STAB is not included.
  • Due to the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake, this move, along with Fissure and Earthquake, has not been used in the anime since AG101 (which itself has never been aired).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 震级 Jankāp
Mandarin 震级 / 震级 Zhènjí
  Dutch Grootheid
  Finnish Järistys
  French Ampleur
  German Intensität
  Greek Σεισμική Ένταση
  Italian Magnitudo
  Korean 매그니튜드 Magnitude
  Polish Potęga*
Atak Totalny*
Atak Magnetyczny*
  Portuguese Magnitude
  Russian Магнитуда Magnituda
  Serbian Magnituda
  Spanish Magnitud
  Vietnamese Cường Độ Động Đất



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