Take Down (move)

Take Down
とっしん Charge
Take Down VIII.png
Take Down VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  90
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Take Down (Japanese: とっしん Charge) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM09 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Take Down inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ¼ of the damage done to the target.

If the user of Take Down attacks first and faints due to recoil damage, the opponent will not attack or be subjected to recurrent damage during that round.

Self-inflicted recoil damage from Take Down from the previous turn can be countered if the opponent does not make a move on the following turn. If Take Down breaks a substitute, the user will take no recoil damage.

In Stadium, no recoil damage is taken if Take Down knocks out an opponent.

Generation II onwards

The user now receives recoil damage even if a substitute breaks.

Take Down can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra six appeal points if either Focus Energy or Harden was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A charging attack. One quarter of the damage it inflicts comes back to hurt the attacker.
GSC A tackle that also hurts the user.
RSEColo.XD A reckless charge attack that also hurts the user.
FRLG A reckless, full-body charge attack that also hurts the user a little.
DPPtHGSSPBR A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the foe. It also damages the user a little.
BWB2W2 A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. It also damages the user a little.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass 15 15 15 15SMUSUM
18PE
21
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass 15 15 15 15SMUSUM
22PE
25
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass 15 15 15 15SMUSUM
22PE
25
019   Rattata
  Field Field 16BDSP
020   Raticate
  Field Field 16BDSP
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying 22BDSP
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying 23BDSP
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 30 26 25 31 34BW
23B2W2
23 23SMUSUM
14PE
36
059   Arcanine
  Field Field 1 1 1
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral 15PE
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 15PE
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral 15PE
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 15PE
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral 15PE
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 15PE
077   Ponyta
  Field Field 43 34 31 28 29 29 29SMUSUM
44PE
41
077   Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field 41
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 47 34 31 28 29 29 29SMUSUM
51PE
43
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 43
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field 45 32 37 37 37 37 37SMUSUM
38PE
37BDSP
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field 50 32 42 37 39 39 39SMUSUM
42PE
39BDSP
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 55 49 43 33 41 41XY
37ORAS
37SMUSUM
31PE
40
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 64 54 46 33 41 41XY
37ORAS
37SMUSUM
31PE
40
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 27 27 27SMUSUM
25PE
24
128   Tauros
  Field Field 51 53 53 35 41 41 41SM
35USUM
34PE
35
133   Eevee
  Field Field 45RGB
42Y
42 42 43 43BW
25B2W2
25 25SMUSUM
24PE
40
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 1
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1
136   Flareon
  Field Field 1
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying 45 43 43 41 41 41 41SMUSUM
56PE
40
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying 28 28 25 29 29 25 24
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying 33 33 27 32 32 27 28
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 37 37 23 23 23XY
39ORAS
39 40
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 45 43 23 23 23XY
43ORAS
43 48
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 18B2W2 18 18 18BDSP
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 20B2W2 20 20 20BDSP
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 20B2W2 20 20 20BDSP
196   Espeon
  Field Field 1
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 1
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug 15 15 9DP
12PtHGSS
12 12 12 12BDSP
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug 15 15 1, 9DP
12PtHGSS
12 12 12 12BDSP
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field 38 34RSE
41FRLG
37 38BW
22B2W2
22 26SM
28USUM
36
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy 43 43 37 37
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy 51 49 43 43
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 37 37RSE
33FRLG
41 41 41 41 48
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 35 37 31 31BW
28B2W2
28XY
34ORAS
34
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field 28 28 32 32BW
28B2W2
28 28 40
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field 28 28 32 32BW
28B2W2
28 28 44
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 25 22 31 31BW
27B2W2
27 27 44
231   Phanpy
  Field Field 25 25 10 10 10XY
28ORAS
28 28BDSP
232   Donphan
  Field Field 1BDSP
234   Stantler
  Field Field 40 37 21 21 21 21 21BDSP
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 27 27 27 24
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1 28 28 28 28XY
36ORAS
36 24
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1 31 31 31 31XY
42ORAS
42 30
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1 31 31 31 31XY
44ORAS
44 30
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 33 45 45 45XY
34ORAS
40 40BDSP
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 37 52 52 52XY
40ORAS
48 48BDSP
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 31ORAS 31 24
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 24
264   Linoone
  Field Field 28
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 28
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster 25 25 25BW
22B2W2
22XY
28ORAS
28 36
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster 25 25 25BW
22B2W2
22XY
28ORAS
28 40
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster 25 25 25BW
22B2W2
22XY
28ORAS
28 40
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 31 38 38 38XY
43ORAS
43 44
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 52
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field 29 21 25BW
31B2W2
31 31 31BDSP
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field 29 21 25BW
31B2W2
31 31 31BDSP
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 31 28 28BW
25B2W2
25XY
23ORAS
23 36
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 31 28 28BW
25B2W2
25XY
23ORAS
23 38
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous 17 22 22 22XY
19ORAS
19 19BDSP
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 29 29 29 29XY
31ORAS
31 25
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2 24 14 14 14XY
37ORAS
34 34BDSP
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 26
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 26
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying 29 29 29 29 29BDSP
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying 33 33 33 33 33BDSP
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying 33 33 33 33 33BDSP
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field 33 33 33 29 29BDSP
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field 38 38 38 33 33BDSP
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster 15 15 15 15 15BDSP
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster 15 15 15 15 15BDSP
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster 15 15 15 15 15BDSP
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster 15 15 15 15 15BDSP
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass 31 31 31 31 30
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass 35 35 35 35 34
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon 15 15 15 15 54
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon 15 15 15 15 66
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon 15 15 15 15 72
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field 19 19 19 19 28
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field 19 19 19 19 28
458   Mantyke
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 31 31BW
27B2W2
27 27 44
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 33 41 41XY
37ORAS
37 40
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 1
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 1
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field 32 32BW
28B2W2
28 28 44
498   Tepig
  Field Field 25 25 25
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field 28 28 28
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field 28 28 28
506   Lillipup
  Field Field 15 15 15 28SwSh
507   Herdier
  Field Field 15 15 15 36SwSh
508   Stoutland
  Field Field 15 15 15 38SwSh
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy 30 30XY
33ORAS
33 32SwSh
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug 28SwSh
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 32SwSh
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 34SwSh
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 20 20 14 36SwSh
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 25 25 25 24SwSh
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 1SwSh
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field 20 20 20
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field 20 20 20
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug 37 37 37 40SwSh
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 1SwSh
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug 20 20 20 48SwSh
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug 1SwSh
638   Cobalion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19 19 7 42SwSh
639   Terrakion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19 19 7 42SwSh
640   Virizion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19 19 7 42SwSh
647   Keldeo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19 19 19 42SwSh
650   Chespin
  Field Field 27 27
651   Quilladin
  Field Field 30 29
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field 30 29
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field 15 15 30SwSh
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field 15 15 38SwSh
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field 20 20
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field 20 20
672   Skiddo
  Field Field 22 22
673   Gogoat
  Field Field 22 22
676   Furfrou
  Field Field 35 35
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster 15 15
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster 15 15
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 1SwSh
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 15 15 36SwSh
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 15 15 36SwSh
716   Xerneas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 50SwSh
721   Volcanion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 54SwSh
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 28
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 31
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2 25
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field 28 24SwSh
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field 30 24SwSh
766   Passimian
  Field Field 22 25SwSh
772   Type: Null
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 50SwSh
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 50SwSh
774   Minior
 
 
Mineral Mineral 29
805   Stakataka
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19USUM 60SwSh
831   Wooloo
  Field Field 25SwSh
832   Dubwool
  Field Field 27SwSh
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 28SwSh
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 54SwSh
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 54SwSh
896   Glastrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42SwSh
897   Spectrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42SwSh
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
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
TM09
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
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
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
179   Mareep
  Monster Field BDSP
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field BDSP
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field BDSP
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field BDSP
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
293   Whismur
  Monster Field
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
403   Shinx
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral SwSh
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
554   Darumaka
  Field Field SwSh
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field SwSh
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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, Take Down is a move with 8 base power, 88% accuracy, and 19 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, and receives recoil damage equal to ⅛ of their maximum HP.

In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the recoil damage is instead 10% of the user's max HP.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros., a swarm of Beedrill will fly diagonally across the screen using Take Down when summoned from a Poké Ball. The Beedrill are replaced by Unown in Super Smash Bros. Melee; the Unown can fly across the screen from any direction.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Eevee is a Poké Ball Pokémon that uses Take Down by running back and forth across the stage, throwing itself at fighters.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Take Down is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 9, 2018.

  Take Down
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 10
Duration 1.2 seconds
Damage window 0.95 - 1.1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, but also hurts the user.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, but it also hurts the user.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるが じぶんも ダメージをうけてしまう
MDGtI It damages an enemy, but you receive recoil damage, too.
SMD It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.
MDRTDX It damages an enemy—but you'll receive recoil damage, too.


In the anime

Main series


Pokémon Origins


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 猛撞 Máahngjohng *
突猛撞 Dahtmáahngjohng *
突衝 Dahtchūng *
Mandarin 猛撞 Měngzhuàng *
突猛撞 Túměngzhuàng *
  Czech Sražení k zemi
  Danish Nedlægge
  Dutch Haal neer
  Finnish Alistus/Tyrmäys (OS)
Ryntäys/Selätys (AG)
  French Bélier
  German Bodycheck
  Greek Κατακρήμνιση Katakrímnisi
  Indonesian Seruduk
  Italian Riduttore
  Korean 돌진 Doljin
  Polish Usunięcie*
Atak Głową*
Cios Głową*
Przytrzymanie*
Mocny Cios*
Uderzenie Głową*
Silny Cios*
Atak Łagodzący*
Atak Nokautujący*
Fantastyczny Atak*
Atak Frontalny*
Ostateczny Atak*
Ogniowy Atak*
Cios Ciałem*
Powalający Atak*
Portuguese   Brazil Desmantelar (games, XY125-present, TCG, manga)
Ataque Desmantelar (XY096)
Golpe Baixo (early anime)
Derrubada (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Desmantelar
  Romanian Doborârea
  Serbian Obaranje
Spanish   Latin America Embestida* (EP014-AG046)
Derribe (EP237-EP267)
Ataca* (AG078-AG158, AG118-AG165
Tacleada* (AG126-AG127)
Dominada (DP066-DP162)
Derribo (BW013-present)
  Spain Derribo
  Swedish Ta ner-attack
Fällning*
Markattacken*
  Thai พุ่งเข้าใส่
  Turkish Yere Serme
  Vietnamese Đột Kích



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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