Smack Down (move)

Smack Down
うちおとす Knock Down
Smack Down IX.png
Smack Down IX 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: 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, and is TM179 in Generation IX.

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 and 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
SMUSUMPE
The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack an opponent. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it's hit.
SwShBDSPLA The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack the target. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it's hit.
SV The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack the target. If the target is in the air, it will be knocked down to the ground.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral 25 25XY
18ORAS
18 18 18
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18 18
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral 27 27XY
18ORAS
18 18 18
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18 18
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral 27 27XY
18ORAS
18 18 18
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18 18
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral 22 22 22 4 4
0111    
 
Monster Field 13ORAS 13 5 5 5
0112    
 
Monster Field 13ORAS 13 1 1 1
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral 22 22 22 4 4
0246    
 
Monster Monster 24
0247    
 
Monster Monster 24
0248    
 
Monster Monster 24
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3 13ORAS 13 8 8
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3 13ORAS 13 1 1
0464    
 
Monster Field 13ORAS 13 1 1 1
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral 10
0524     Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 16
0525     Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 16
0526     Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 16
0557    
 
Bug Mineral 17 17 17 8
0558    
 
Bug Mineral 17 17 17 1
0564    
 
Water 1 Water 3 31 31 31 9
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3 31 31 31 9
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 13 13 1 7 7
0645  
Landorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0656     Water 1 Water 1 29 29 29
0657     Water 1 Water 1 33 33 33
0692     Water 1 Water 3 39 39 20 20
0693     Water 1 Water 3 42 42 20 20
0703    
 
Fairy Mineral 12 12 10 10
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 12 8 14 14
0797    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7 20
0837     Mineral Mineral 10 10
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1
0900    
 
Bug Bug 12
0932     Mineral Mineral 10
0933     Mineral Mineral 10
0968     Field Field 12
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral 1
0970    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM23
0009     Monster Water 1
0027     Field Field
0028     Field Field
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034    
 
Monster Field
0050     Field Field
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0051     Field Field
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0066     Human-Like Human-Like
0067     Human-Like Human-Like
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral
0104     Monster Monster
0105     Monster Monster
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
0111    
 
Monster Field ORAS
0112    
 
Monster Field
0127     Bug Bug
0138    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0139    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0140    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0142    
 
Flying Flying
0143     Monster Monster
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0185     Mineral Mineral
0190     Field Field
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0214    
 
Bug Bug
0216     Field Field
0217     Field Field
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0220    
 
Field Field
0221    
 
Field Field
0223     Water 1 Water 2
0224     Water 1 Water 2
0231     Field Field
0232     Field Field
0246    
 
Monster Monster
0247    
 
Monster Monster
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0260    
 
Monster Water 1
0289     Field Field
0294     Monster Field
0295     Monster Field
0296     Human-Like Human-Like
0297     Human-Like Human-Like
0299     Mineral Mineral
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0323    
 
Field Field
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0369    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0387     Monster Grass
0388     Monster Grass
0389    
 
Monster Grass
0390     Field Human-Like
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0408     Monster Monster
0409     Monster Monster
0410    
 
Monster Monster
0411    
 
Monster Monster
0424     Field Field
0438     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0464    
 
Monster Field
0473    
 
Field Field
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0500    
 
Field Field
0524     Mineral Mineral
0525     Mineral Mineral
0526     Mineral Mineral
0532     Human-Like Human-Like
0533     Human-Like Human-Like
0534     Human-Like Human-Like
0553    
 
Field Field
0555     Field Field
0557    
 
Bug Mineral
0558    
 
Bug Mineral
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0561    
 
Flying Flying
0564    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0566    
 
Flying Water 3
0567    
 
Flying Water 3
0569     Mineral Mineral
0621     Dragon Monster
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0641  
Tornadus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645  
Landorus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650     Field Field
0651     Field Field
0652    
 
Field Field
0656     Water 1 Water 1
0657     Water 1 Water 1
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
0659     Field Field
0660    
 
Field Field
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0692     Water 1 Water 3
0693     Water 1 Water 3
0703    
 
Fairy Mineral
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0731    
 
Flying Flying
0732    
 
Flying Flying
0733    
 
Flying Flying
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0749     Field Field
0750     Field Field
0766     Field Field
0776    
 
Monster Dragon
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0797    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0815     Field Human-Like
0818     Water 1 Field
0837     Mineral Mineral
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral
0874     Mineral Mineral
0879     Field Mineral
0900    
 
Bug Bug
0901    
 
Field Field
0901  
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
 
 
Field Field
0932     Mineral Mineral
0933     Mineral Mineral
0934     Mineral Mineral
0950     Water 3 Water 3
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy
0968     Field Field
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral
0970    
 
Mineral Mineral
0979    
 
Field Field
0984    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1018    
 
Mineral Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0749     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Smack Down inflicts damage. If the enemy is Flying-type, has the Ability Levitate, or is under the effect of Magnet Rise or Telekinesis, it will be grounded, which allows Ground-type moves to hit it. The enemy will also be unable to move in the air (for example, unable to move over water tiles). This move can also hit enemies during the semi-invulnerable turns of Fly, Bounce, and Sky Drop. The grounded status condition lasts for 10 turns.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 5 99 15 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Smack Down
★★
Attack power 36.59739
Charge time 0.7 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Smack Down Physical 1 20 24 100% An opponent No additional effect. Roark & Cranidos/Rampardos
Raihan & Gigalith
Olivia & Carbink
Scottie/Bettie & AerodactylEgg

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
 
Steelix
 
Rolycoly
The user launches a stone or similar projectile to attack the target. If the target is in the air, it will be knocked down to the ground.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 creates several glowing orange masses of energy in between its hands, all of which surround a sphere of bright orange energy. It then brings its hands forward and multiple brown stones from the orb at the opponent.
A Regigigas summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
  Steelix opens its mouth, and the inside of its mouth glows orange. It then fires an orange orb of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Brock's Steelix Ash and Latios None
  Rolycoly fires an orange-glowing rock from its body at the opponent. As the rock travels, the glow turns into an outline of orange energy.
Wakaba's Rolycoly Kabu's Battle Training! 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 and actor 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 (GO, JN146–present, TCG, manga)
Destruição (BW011)
  Portugal Derrubar
  Spanish Antiaéreo
  Thai ตีตก
  Vietnamese Bắn Rơi


Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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