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Judgment (move)

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Judgment
さばきのつぶて Judgment Strike
Judgment V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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.

Judgment (Japanese: さばきのつぶて Judgment Strike) is a damage-dealing Normal-type 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.

Effect

Generations IV-V

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 VI

If Magic Room is in effect, Judgment's type will always be Normal regardless of the Plate held.[1]

Mystery Dungeon

While neither Arceus nor Judgment are legitimately obtainable prior to WiiWare games, the move Judgment still exists in Explorers of Sky data—it has no description, and its name is $$$, however. It hits all enemies in the room, and since Plates do not exist, it instead uses the user's primary type.

Pokémon Conquest

Judgment deals damage to all Pokémon adjacent and diagonal to the user. Due to Arceus's Ability, Omnipotent, Judgment will always deal normally effective damage, despite being listed as a Normal-type move. Since no other Pokémon can use Judgment—as moves like Sketch and Mimic are not available in Pokémon Conquest—and Abilities cannot be changed or suppressed, Judgment will always be affected by Omnipotent.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user releases countless shots of light. Its type varies with the kind of Plate the user is holding.
BWB2W2 The user releases countless shots of light at the target. Its type varies with the kind of Plate the user is holding.
Conq The user releases countless shots of light.
XY The user releases countless shots of light at the target. This move's type varies depending on the kind of Plate the user is holding.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal 100 100 100
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 Conquest

Judgment is the only move of Arceus. Because there are no plates in this game, Judgment always deals Normal-type damage, ignoring immunities and resistances because of Arceus's Ability.

In the anime

None.png Arceus Judgment.png None.png None.png
Arceus
The user shoots a shower of glowing beams.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
493 Arceus The wheel on Arceus's body glows brightly, and an orange orb appears on top of Arceus's forehead. It then launches the orb into the sky, which leaves behind orange streaks as it fires. The orb then explodes in the air, releasing multiple pink meteors to come crashing down on the opponent.
Arceus (M12) Arceus and the Jewel of Life Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Judgment 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
Judgment PMD.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

Trivia

  • Due to the types of both Arceus and Judgment being determined by the Plate held, Judgment always receives STAB when used by Arceus.
    • Furthermore, Judgment's power is always boosted by the Plate (except for Normal-type Judgment).
  • In the English debut of the movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Arceus consistently said the word "Justice" whenever using this move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 制裁石礫 Zhìcái Shílì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vonnis
France Flag.png French Jugement
Germany Flag.png German Urteilskraft
Greece Flag.png Greek Εκδίκαση
Israel Flag.png Hebrew פסק-דין
Italy Flag.png Italian Giudizio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 심판의뭉치 Simpan-yi Mungchi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Julgamento
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sentencia

References

  1. Battle Mechanics Research


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