Judgment (move)

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さばきのつぶて Judgment Strike
Judgment VI.png
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  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

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 varies in type depending on the Plate held by the user.


Generations IV

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.

Judgment is affected by Normalize.

Generation V

Judgment is unaffected by Normalize.

Generation VI onward

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

Judgment is unaffected by Normalize, Pixilate, Refrigerate, and Aerilate. However, it is affected by Ion Deluge (if the move would be Normal-type) and Electrify.

Judgment's type is unaffected by Z-Crystals held by the user, remaining a Normal-type move.


Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
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.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 100 100 100 100
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

Stars: ★★★★★
Power: 55
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users: Arceus
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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.

In Super Mystery Dungeon, Judgment deals damage as if it were the same type as the user. Again due to the absence of Plates, this will almost always be Normal-type damage. However, Judgment will change to Water-type if the user's type is changed with Soak (but not if a type is added to the user due to Forest's Curse or Trick-or-Treat), and will deal Electric-type damage if the user is under the effects of Electrify, or if the user is Normal-type and Ion Deluge is used.


Games Description
Conq. The user releases countless shots of light.

In the anime

Arceus Judgment.png Arceus M12 Judgment orb.png Arceus M12 Judgment meteors.png None.png
Arceus The orb The meteors
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.
A wild Arceus Arceus and the Jewel of Life Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 制裁光礫 Jaichòih Gwōnglīk *
制裁石礫 Jaichòih Sehklīk *
Mandarin 制裁光礫 / 制裁光砾 Zhìcái Guānglì *
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 גזר-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
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phi Thạch Phán Xét

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