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さばきのつぶて Judgment Strike
Type  Steel
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Order of appealing is random in the next turn
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Judgment (Japanese: さばきのつぶて Judgment Strike) or Judgement is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Arceus, and like Arceus, varies in type depending on the plate held by the user.


Judgment inflicts damage and has no secondary effect. The type of Judgment depends on the type of plate held by the user, being Normal-type if there is no held plate.


Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
493 493 Arceus Normal 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

150px 150px 150px 150px
Arceus forms a ball Arceus shoots beams off into the sky Explosion that forms and scatters meteors Meteor shower
The user shoots a shower of glowing beams.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
493 Arceus A glowing pink sphere appears above Arceus's head. Many beams of light with meteors at the end then shoot out of it, causing expansive destruction.
Arceus Arceus and the Jewel of Life Debut


  • Its name is derived from judgment, a concept within the Christian belief that says that God casts judgment upon wicked people on earth.
  • Provided Arceus is wearing the Dread Plate, Judgment is the highest powered Dark-type move in the game, as otherwise no damage-dealing Dark-type move has a power greater than 80. In addition, when equipped with the Dread Plate, it is one of only two Special damage-dealing Dark-type moves, the other being Dark Pulse.
  • Judgement's power technically isn't 100, since it always get STAB because it changes to match the type of the user and the Plates increase its power a further 20%, making it's base power 180. However, if Arceus is not holding a plate, the power is only 150.

In other languages

  • French: Jugement
  • Dutch: Vonnis
  • Italian: Giudizio
  • Spanish: Sentencia
  • Portuguese: Julgamento
  • German: Urteilskraft

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