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Seismic Toss (move)

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Seismic Toss
ちきゅうなげ Earth Throw
Seismic Toss.png
Seismic Toss 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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  

Seismic Toss (Japanese: ちきゅうなげ Earth Throw) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM19 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Seismic Toss inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Although Seismic Toss deals Fighting-type damage, its type does not alter the amount of damage it inflicts. Seismic Toss hits Ghost-type Pokémon.

Generation II

Seismic Toss no longer hits Ghost-type Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Fighting-type attack. Throws the target with enough force to flip the world upside down.
Stad2 A Fighting-type attack. Throws the target with enough force to flip the world.
GSC The user's level equals damage HP.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts damage identical to the user’s level.
FRLG A gravity-fed throw that causes damage matching the user’s level.
DPPtHGSS The foe is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user’s level.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The target is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting 33 33 33 26 17 17 17
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting 37 36 36 26 17 17 17
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting 39 19 19 19 22 22
15
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting 44 19 19 19 22 22
15
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting 44 19 19 19 22 22
15
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug 25 19 13 8 8 8
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting     46 31 31 31
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting     51 37 37 37
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal       -- -- --
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting         13 13
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
II III IV V VI
113 Chansey Chansey* Normal Normal         Mawile
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting       Pinsir Pinsir
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal MankeyPrimeape MankeyPrimeape MankeyPrimeape MankeyPrimeape MankeyPrimeape
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal MankeyPrimeape MankeyPrimeape MankeyPrimeape MankeyPrimeape MankeyPrimeape
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy         MankeyPrimeape
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug       MachopMachokeMachampPinsirMakuhitaHariyamaThroh MachopMachokeMachampPinsirMakuhitaHariyamaThroh
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 Type Machine
I
TM19
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
FRLG E XD
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
183 Marill Marill Water Water
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Water
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
214 214 Heracross Bug Fighting New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark English Global Link
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

In the main series

Brawly Hariyama Seismic Toss.png Machop Seismic Toss.png Montgomery Throh Seismic Toss.png Howie Pinsir Seismic Toss.png
Hariyama Machop Throh Pinsir
The foe is thrown using the power of gravity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
074 Geodude Geodude grabs the opponent, rises into the air, and throws them to the ground, or Geodude grabs the opponent, floats into the air and falls, spinning as it falls and throws the opponent to the ground before they both hit it.
Brock's Geodude Pokémon Fashion Flash Debut
Roark's Geodude O'er the Rampardos we Watched! None
066 Machop Machop grabs the opponent and spins around in a circle. After a bit, Machop lets go and the opponent goes flying.
Unknown Trainer's Machop The Punchy Pokémon None
057 Primeape Primeape grabs the opponent's leg and head, jumps up and throws them to the ground.
Ash's Primeape The Punchy Pokémon None
006 Charizard Charizard grabs the opponent, flies into the sky, spins around, zooms back down, and tosses the opponent into the ground for more damage, using the momentum of the dive.
Ash's Charizard Volcanic Panic None
Mewtwo's Charizardtwo Mewtwo Strikes Back None
076 Golem Golem grabs the opponent, jumps into the air, points the opponent to the ground, and falls, having the opponent hit the ground first.
Melissa's Golem The Fourth Round Rumble None
067 Machoke Machoke grabs the opponent, jumps into the air and spins around in a circle. After a bit, Machoke throws the opponent to the ground.
One of the Wobbuffet Festival crasher's Machoke Wobbu-Palooza! None
296 Makuhita Makuhita grabs the opponent, jumps into the air and does many front flips. When it comes down, it slams the opponent into the ground.
Brawly's Makuhita Brave the Wave None
297 Hariyama Hariyama grabs the opponent, jumps into the air and does many front flips, then it goes down and slams the opponent into the ground, or Hariyama grabs the opponent, spins around and throws the opponent into the ground.
Brawly's Hariyama Just One of the Geysers None
Tyson's Hariyama At the End of the Fray None
127 Pinsir Pinsir grabs the opponent in its horns, jumps into the air and flings its head back, throwing the opponent into the floor behind it.
Howie's Pinsir The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
538 Throh On an airborne foe, Throh leaps into the air grabbing its opponent. The two then fall to the ground head first but Throh lets go at the last second, leaving the opponent to crash.
Montgomery's Throh Search for the Clubultimate! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Charizard Seismic Toss PO.png None.png None.png
Charizard
The foe is thrown using the power of gravity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
006 Charizard Charizard grabs the opponent, rises into the air, and throws them into the ground.
Red's Charizard File 3 - Giovanni Debut

In the manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Seismic Toss I.png Seismic Toss II.png Seismic Toss III.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 XY 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
Seismic Toss IV.png Seismic Toss V.png Seismic Toss 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 XY 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
Seismic Toss Stadium.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 XY 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

  • In the anime, while using Seismic Toss, Pokémon using the move are commonly depicted circling the globe, and in the Generation II and VI games, a globe is shown as part of the animation. This is due to the Japanese name of the move being Earth Throw.
  • In the first few seasons of the Dutch dub, Seismic Toss was called aardbeving, which is actually Dutch for Earthquake.
    • Similarly in the Rival Destinies season of Latin America dub, Seismic Toss was called Tiro Vital, which is actually the Spanish name for Vital Throw.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 地球上投 Dìqiú Shàngtóu
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Seismický vrh
Denmark Flag.png Danish Seismisk Kast
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Seismische smak
Seismische worp
Aardbeving (see Trivia)
Finland Flag.png Finnish Seismoisku (IL; Advanced)
Seismoheitto (Johto series)
Ilmaheitto (AG131)
France Flag.png French Frappe Atlas
Germany Flag.png German Geowurf
Greece Flag.png Greek Σεισμική Εκτίναξη
India Flag.png Hindi भूकंप उछाल Bhukamp Uchaal
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Lemparan Bumi
Italy Flag.png Italian Movim. Sismico*
Mov. Sismico*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지구던지기 Jigu Deonjigi'
Poland Flag.png Polish Wtrząs Sejsmiczny
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Arremesso Sísmico
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Seizmičko Bacanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ataque Sísmico (EP028)
Lanzamiento Letal (EP029)
Movimiento Sísmico (EP059-AG031, BW116)
Sacudida Sísmica (AG131)
Tiro Sísmico (AG136, AG189, DP018)
Aventada (AG176)
Golpe Sísmico (DP068)
Tiro Vital (BW071-BW073)
Spain Flag.png Spain Mov. Sísmico


Variations of the move Night Shade
Physical Seismic Toss
Special Night Shade


Set-damage moves
Physical Seismic Toss
Special Sonic BoomDragon RageNight Shade


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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