Seismic Toss (move)

Seismic Toss
ちきゅうなげ Earth Throw
Seismic Toss VIII.png
Seismic Toss VIII 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
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 and TM15 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

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 is not affected by type immunities, so it can hit Ghost-type Pokémon.

Generation II onward

Seismic Toss is now affected by type immunities; therefore, it cannot usually affect Ghost-type Pokémon.

Seismic Toss can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra two appeal points if Fake Out was used in the prior turn. It can also form part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Entrainment, Hold Hands, or Play Nice was used in the prior turn.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
056   Mankey
  Field Field 33 33 33RSE
26FRLG
17 17 17 15SMUSUM
24PE
057   Primeape
  Field Field 37 36 36RSE
26FRLG
17 17 17 15SMUSUM
24PE
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 39 19 19 19 22 22XY
15ORAS
15SMUSUM
12PE
40
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 44 19 19 19 22 22XY
15ORAS
15SMUSUM
12PE
48
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 44 19 19 19 22 22XY
15ORAS
15SMUSUM
12PE
48
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug 25 19 13 8 8 8 8 12
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like 46 31 31 31 31
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like 51 37 37 37XY
34ORAS
34
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like 13 13 5 40
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 Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM19
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM15
VIII
--
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon PE
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon PE
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon PE
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1 PE
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1 PE
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1 PE
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy PE
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy PE
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy PE
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field PE
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field PE
028   Sandslash
  Field Field PE
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field PE
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field PE
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy PE
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy PE
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy PE
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy PE
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field PE
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field PE
056   Mankey
  Field Field PE
057   Primeape
  Field Field PE
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1 PE
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 PE
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster PE
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster PE
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster PE
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster PE
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field PE
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy PE
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster PE
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like PE
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like PE
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug PE
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 PE
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 PE
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster PE
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
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
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
241   Miltank
  Field Field
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
440   Happiny
  Fairy Fairy
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
766   Passimian
  Field Field
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like
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 Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
  Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
  Fairy Fairy
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
122   Mr. Mime
  Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
174   Igglybuff
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
183   Marill
  Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
  Water 1 Fairy
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
190   Aipom
  Field Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
236   Tyrogue
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
241   Miltank
  Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
293   Whismur
  Monster Field
294   Loudred
  Monster Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
  Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
214   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
248   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
235   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.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon Ash's Charizard
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon Ash's Charizard
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, Seismic Toss is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. The user will attack enemy in the front, dealing damage equal to the user's level.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 10.

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.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The amount of damage is equal to the user's level.
BSL てきポケモンに じぶんの レベルと おなじだけの ダメージを あたえる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
You'll throw your teammate or an enemy in front of you at another Pokémon or at a trap.


In the anime

Main series

       
Hariyama Charmeleon Throh Pinsir
The foe is thrown using the power of gravity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  Machop Machop grabs the opponent and spins around in a circle. After a bit, Machop lets go and the opponent goes flying.
A Trainer's Machop The Punchy Pokémon None
  Primeape Primeape grabs the opponent's leg and head, jumps up and throws them to the ground.
Ash's Primeape The Punchy Pokémon None
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  Throh On an airborne foe, Throh leaps into the air grabbing his 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
  Charmeleon Charmeleon grabs the opponent by the legs and jumps into the air and swings its body before throwing the opponent at the ground.
Ash's Charmeleon I Choose You! None


Pokémon Origins

       
Charizard
The foe is thrown using the power of gravity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
The globe in Battle Revolution's animation.
  • In the anime, while using Seismic Toss, Pokémon using the move are commonly depicted circling the globe, and, in the Generation II, Pokémon Battle Revolution, Generation VI, VII, and VIII 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 地球上投 Deihkàuh Seuhngtàuh *
投擲地球 Tàuhjaahk Deihkàuh *
Mandarin 地球上投 Dìqiú Shàngtóu *
地球拋投 Dìqiú Pāotóu *
太空摔 Tàikōng Shuāi *
  Czech Seismický vrh
  Danish Seismisk Kast
  Dutch Seismische smak (see Trivia)
  Finnish Seismoisku (Indigo League; Advanced)
Seismoheitto (Johto series)
Ilmaheitto (AG131)
  French Frappe Atlas
  German Geowurf
  Greek Σεισμική Εκτίναξη Seismikí Ektínazi
  Hindi भूकंप उछाल Bhukamp Uchaal
  Indonesian Lemparan Bumi
  Italian Movim. Sismico*
Mov. Sismico*
  Korean 지구던지기 Jigudeonjigi
  Polish Wstrząs Sejsmiczny*
Sejsmiczny Rzut*
Atak Sejsmiczny*
Rzut Niebo-Ziemia*
Portuguese   Brazil Arremesso Sísmico (anime, TCG, manga)
Abalo Sísmico (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Tiro Sísmico
  Serbian Seizmičko Bacanje
Spanish   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 Sísmico*
Mov. Sísmico*
  Swedish Seismiskt kast
  Turkish Sismik Çarpma
  Vietnamese Ném Xuống Mặt Đất



Variations of the move Night Shade
  Seismic Toss
  Night Shade



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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