Slam (move)

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たたきつける Slam
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  80
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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  0  
Jamming  0  

Slam (Japanese: たたきつける Slam) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.


Slam inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.


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Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack move. The attacker uses an appendage (e.g. tail) to slam the target hard.
Stad2 A Normal-type attack move. The attacker uses an appendage to slam the target hard.
GSC Slams the foe with a tail, vine, etc.
RSE Slams the foe with a long tail, vine, etc.
FRLG The foe is struck with a long tail, vines, etc.
Colo Slams the target with a long tail, vine, etc.
DPPtHGSS The foe is slammed with a long tail, vines, etc., to inflict damage.
BW The target is slammed with a long tail, vines, etc., to inflict damage.
PMDRBTDS Inflicts damage on the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric   20 20 20 21 26 '
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison 42 45 45 41 41 '
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison 49 54 54 41 41 '
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground 33 40 37 41 25 33 28 '
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water       35 35 '
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water       44 44 '
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal 31 37 40 29 29 ''''
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass 45 40 40 43 43 '
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon 30 29 29 21 21 '
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon 35 29 29 21 21 '
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying --, 35 29 29 21 21 '
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal   25 24 25 25 ''''
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal   28 28 28 28 ''''
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock   46 49 38 38 15 '
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground   11 11 15 15 '
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground   11 11 15 15 '
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground   40 37 41 25 33 28 '
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground       24 24 '
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground       24 24 '
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass     36 36 36 '
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass     41 41 41 '
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass     43 43 43 '
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Normal     15 15 15 20 ''''
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock       38 38 15 '
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal       29 29 ''''
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       43 43 '
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass         25 '
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass         28 '
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass         28 '
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal         36 ''''
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal         43 ''''
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal         37 ''''
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon         28 '
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon         28 '
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon         28 '
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 Type Father
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphan PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphanTreeckoGrovyleSceptile PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphanTreeckoGrovyleSceptile PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphanTreeckoGrovyleSceptileSnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogMinccinoDeinoZweilousHydreigon
086 Seel Seel Water Water PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretWooperQuagsire PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretWooperQuagsire PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphan PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphanSnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogMinccino
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water Omanyte Omanyte KrabbyKingler KrabbyKingler
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water DratiniDragonairDragoniteWooperQuagsire DratiniDragonairDragoniteWooperQuagsire KrabbyKinglerDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooperQuagsire KrabbyKinglerDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooperQuagsire
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal PikachuSentretFurretWooperQuagsire PikachuSentretFurretWooperQuagsire PikachuSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphan PikachuSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphanSnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogMinccino
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying DratiniDragonairDragoniteMarillWooperQuagsire DratiniDragonairDragoniteMarillWooperQuagsire DratiniDragonairDragoniteMarillWooperQuagsire DratiniDragonairDragoniteMarillWooperQuagsire
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Normal   PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooperQuagsire PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooperQuagsire PikachuDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooperQuagsire
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel       PikachuSentretFurretWooperQuagsirePhanpyDonphanSnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogMinccino
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying   BellsproutWeepinbellLickitungTangelaTreeckoGrovyleSceptile BellsproutWeepinbellLickitungLickilickyTangelaTangrowthTreeckoGrovyleSceptile BellsproutWeepinbellLickitungLickilickyTangelaTangrowthTreeckoGrovyleSceptileSnivyServineSerperior
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock     LickitungLickilickyTreeckoGrovyleSceptile LickitungLickilickyTreeckoGrovyleSceptile
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass     BellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowth BellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSnivyServineSerperior
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying     DratiniDragonairDragoniteMarillWooperQuagsire DratiniDragonairDragoniteMarillWooperQuagsire
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock       KrabbyKinglerDratiniDragonairDragoniteWooperQuagsire
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Roark Onix Slam.png Drake Dragonite Slam.png Lickilicky Slam.png 150px
Onix Dragonite Lickilicky Watchog
The user tosses the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout grabs the opponent with the two leaves on the side of its body and repeatedly slams it into the ground, or Bellsprout slams its vine-like leg down on the opponent.
Jeanette Fisher's Bellsprout The Fourth Round Rumble Debut
149 Dragonite Dragonite grabs the opponent and slams it into the ground.
Drake's Dragonite Enter the Dragonite None
A wild Dragonite Great Bowls of Fire! None
108 Lickitung Lickitung grabs the opponent with its tongue and slams it into the ground.
Jessie's Lickitung Ignorance is Blissey None
194 Wooper Wooper grabs the opponent with its tail and slams them into the ground repeatedly.
Olesia's Wooper No Big Woop! None
095 Onix Onix slams its tail into the opponent.
Brock's Onix A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! None
Roark's Onix Shapes of Things to Come! None
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo grabs the opponent and slams it into the ground.
A wild Sudowoodo Type Casting None
162 Furret Furret slams the opponent with its tail.
Julie's Furret Game Winning Assist None
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky grabs the opponent with its tongue and tosses it to the ground.
Unknown Trainer's Lickilicky If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! None
505 Watchog Watchog grabs the opponent with its hands and tosses it to the ground.
Kylan's Watchog Evolution by Fire! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Slam I.png Slam II.png Slam III.png Slam IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • If Secret Power is used on ordinary terrain in the Generation III games, it will have the animation of Slam.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 叩打 Kòudǎ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Smijt
France Flag.png French Souplesse
Germany Flag.png German Slam
Greece Flag.png Greek Χτύπημα
India Flag.png Hindi पटक दो Patak do
Italy Flag.png Italian Schianto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 힘껏치기 Himkkeotchigi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Batida
Romania Flag.png Romanian Izbitura
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Tresak
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpazo
Spain Flag.png Spain Portazo

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