Smack Down (move)

Smack Down
うちおとす Knock Down
Smack Down VIII.png
Smack Down VIII 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Smack Down (Japanese: うちおとす Knock Down) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM23 from Generation V to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

Smack Down inflicts damage and grounds the target if it was ungrounded.

Specifically, if the target is Flying-type, has the Ability Levitate, or is under the effect of Magnet Rise or Telekinesis, Smack Down applies its effect to that Pokémon, causing that target to become grounded (vulnerable to Ground-type moves, affected by terrain and Arena Trap) until that target switches out. Smack Down also removes the effects of Magnet Rise and Telekinesis. The effect of Smack Down is not applied if it hits the target's substitute or if the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of Sky Drop, holds an Iron Ball, or is under the effect of Gravity or Ingrain.

Magnet Rise fails if used by a Pokémon under the effect of Smack Down; the move Telekinesis cannot affect a Pokémon under the effect of Smack Down. The Air Balloon does not apply if the Pokémon is under the effect of Smack Down.

Smack Down can hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of Fly, Bounce, and Sky Drop. If it hits a Pokémon that is using Fly or Bounce, it will knock it down, cancelling the move; if it hits a Pokémon using or affected by Sky Drop, it will not be knocked down. A Pokémon under the effect of Smack Down can still use these moves on subsequent turns.

Smack Down can also be used as 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
BWB2W2 The user throws a stone or projectile to attack an opponent. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it's hit.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack an opponent. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it's hit.
SwSh The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack the target. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it's hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral 25 25XY
18ORAS
18
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral 27 27XY
18ORAS
18
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral 27 27XY
18ORAS
18
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 22 22 22 4
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 13ORAS 13 5
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 13ORAS 13 1
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 22 22 22 4
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 13ORAS 13 8
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 13ORAS 13 1
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 13ORAS 13 1
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 16
525   Boldore
  Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 16
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 16
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral 17 17 17 8
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral 17 17 17 1
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 31 31 31 9
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 31 31 31 9
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 1 7
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1 29 29
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1 33 33
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3 39 39 20
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3 42 42 20
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral 12 12 10
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 12 8 14
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 20
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral 10
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
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
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.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM23
VI
TM23
VII
TM23
VIII
--
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field ORAS
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
289   Slaking
  Field Field
294   Loudred
  Monster Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral
525   Boldore
  Mineral Mineral
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
766   Passimian
  Field Field
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 20 24 100% An opponent No additional effect.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Smack Down is a Fast Attack that has been available since June 16, 2018.

  Smack Down
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 16
Energy boost 8
Duration 1.2 seconds
Damage window 0.8 - 1.1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 12
Energy boost 8
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
             
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • June 14, 2018
    • Power: 12 → 16
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.9 → 1.2 seconds
    • Damage window: ?
Trainer Battles
  • January 31, 2019
    • Power: 10 → 12

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy. If the enemy is a Flying type, it causes the Grounded status condition, which makes Ground-type moves hit the Pokémon. It also hits Pokémon in the air using moves like Fly.
SMD It damages an enemy. If the enemy is flying, it will be grounded, which allows Ground-type moves to hit it. This move also hits a Pokémon in the air using Fly.


In the anime

       
Dwebble Regigigas
The user hits the foe and knocks it back to the ground.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dwebble Dwebble opens its mouth and a metallic gold orb of energy that is surrounded in orange energy appears in front of it. Dwebble then fires the orb at the opponent. When the orb hits the opponent, it explodes. If the opponent was in the air when the orb of energy explodes, the opponent shoots straight down to the ground.
A wild Dwebble A Home For Dwebble! Debut
  Regigigas Regigigas creates several glowing orange energy globs between its hands. Energy globs become brown stones and Regigigas fires orange energy at the opponent with a trail of that stones. The hit is followed by an explosion.
A Regigigas summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • The English name of this move may be an homage to former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, who is associated with the coining of the word smackdown, and shares his ring name, The Rock, with the type of the move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擊落 Gīklohk
Mandarin 擊落 / 击落 Jíluò
  Dutch Neerslaan
  French Anti-Air
  German Katapult
  Indonesian Jatuhkan
  Italian Abbattimento
  Korean 떨어뜨리기 Tteoreotteurigi
  Polish Uderzenie
Portuguese   Brazil Derrubada (games, TCG, manga)
Destruição
  Portugal Derrubar
Spanish   Latin America Antiaéreo
  Spain Antiaéreo
  Thai ตีตก
  Vietnamese Bắn Rơi



Generation V TMs
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7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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