Judgment (move)

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さばきのつぶて Judgment Strike
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

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.


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.


Games Description
The user releases countless shots of light. Its type varies with the kind of Plate the user is holding.
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.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal 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.

In the anime

None.png Arceus Judgment.png None.png None.png
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
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


  • Due to the types of both Arceus and Judgment being determined by the Plate held, Judgment always receives STAB when used by Arceus.
  • 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 Mongchi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Julgamento
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sentencia

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