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Arm Thrust (move)

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Arm Thrust
つっぱり Thrust
Arm Thrust V.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  15
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Category  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Category  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.

Arm Thrust (Japanese: つっぱり Thrust) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation V, it was one of Makuhita and Hariyama's signature moves.

Effect

Generation III

Arm Thrust inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 45. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Arm Thrust may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If the target has an Ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.

Generation IV

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Arm Thrust unless it misses. However, no Pokémon could naturally possess both Skill Link and Arm Thrust until Generation VI.

Generation V and VI

There is now a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 47.52.

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.

Description

Games Description
RSE Straight-arm punches that strike the foe 2 to 5 times.
FRLG A quick flurry of straight-arm punches that hit two to five times.
Colo.XD Straight-arm punches that hit the target 2 to 5 times.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user looses a flurry of open-palmed arm thrusts that hit two to five times in a row.
XY The user lets loose a flurry of open-palmed arm thrusts that hit two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting       --
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting 10 7 7 7
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting --, 10 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting     17 '
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting     17 '
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting       7
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark       7
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

Tyson Hariyama Arm Thrust.png Brawly Makuhita Arm Thrust.png Paul Hariyama Arm Thrust.png Bianca Emboar Arm Thrust.png
Tyson's Hariyama Makuhita Paul's Hariyama Emboar
The user looses a flurry of open-palmed arm thrusts.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
296 Makuhita Makuhita repeatedly hits the opponent with alternating hands.
Brawly's Makuhita Brave the Wave Debut
297 Hariyama Hariyama repeatedly hits the opponent with alternating hands, which sometimes glow white.
Brawly's Hariyama A Meditite Fight! None
Tyson's Hariyama At the End of the Fray None
Fighting Dojo's Hariyama Pasta La Vista! None
Greta's Hariyama Wheel of Frontier None
Paul's Hariyama A Pyramiding Rage! None
500 Emboar Emboar repeatedly hits the opponent with alternating hands.
Bianca's Emboar Search for the Clubultimate! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Arm Thrust III.png Arm Thrust IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Arm Thrust PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 猛推 Měngtuī
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kämmenisku (AG020)
Panssarinyrkki (AG131)
France Flag.png French Cogne
Germany Flag.png German Armstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Ώθηση Χειρός
Italy Flag.png Italian Sberletese
South Korea Flag.png Korean 손바닥치기 Sonbadak Chigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Siła Rąk
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Golpe de Braço
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Impulso de Braços (Advanced; DP Galactic Battles)
Empurrão (Battle Frontier)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Mișcarea Mâinii
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Probijanje Rukama
Spain Flag.png Spanish Empujón


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