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Submission (Japanese: じごくぐるま Hell Wheel) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM17 in Generation I.
Submission does damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to 25% of the damage done to the target.
If the user of Submission attacks first and faints due to recoil damage, the target will not attack or be subjected to recurrent damage during that round. However, the user will still be subject to recurrent damage. Self-inflicted recoil damage from Submission from the previous turn can be countered if the target does not make a move on the following turn. If Submission breaks a substitute, the user will take no recoil damage.
In Stadium, no recoil damage is taken if Submission knocks out a target.
Generation II onwards
The user will take recoil damage even if Submission breaks a substitute.
|| The strongest Fighting attack. One quarter of the damage it inflicts comes back to hurt the attacker.
|| Strongest Fighting attack. One quarter of the damage also hurts the attacker.
|| An attack that also hurts the user.
|| A reckless body slam that also hurts the user.
|| A reckless, full-body throw attack that also hurts the user a little.
|| The user grabs the foe and recklessly dives for the ground. It also hurts the user slightly.
|| The user grabs the target and recklessly dives for the ground. It also hurts the user slightly.
|| The user grabs the target and recklessly dives for the ground. This also damages the user a little.
In the anime
In the manga
In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga
In other generations
- The English name for this move is somewhat inaccurate. A professional wrestling submission is a move executed as a variety of MMA or jujitsu-inspired holds such as an arm bar, leg lock or choke hold in the hopes the opponent will either give up or be incapacitated to the point that they can no longer fight. The move's effect is more like a particularly strong grapple, but the Japanese name suggests a Hell Wheel, which is a lucha libre move that looks exactly as it is performed in the anime. A more accurate depiction of a submission hold is the execution of a Bind attack by Montgomery's Throh in Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!.
- Submission has the lowest base power of all recoil moves (besides Struggle), as well as the highest number of PP.
- Submission's description in Pokémon Stadium and Stadium 2 states it is the strongest Fighting-type attack, despite there being one and three, respectively, moves stronger at the release time of each of these games.
In other languages