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Body Slam

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal 85 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Competitive Use

Though an excellent move, Body Slam faces some competition from Return and Frustration competitively, as they have a superior Base Power and distribution. Where Body Slam is used, it will be for its useful paralysis rate. Most notably, Serene Grace Pokemon such as Jirachi and Togekiss can use this move to spread paralysis in a somewhat reliable manner, without having to watch out for Taunt, Substitute, or Pokemon immune to Thunder Wave. This then allows them to flinch the opponent to death with Iron Head or Air Slash, respectively. Slower, more defensive Pokemon such as Snorlax may also choose to use this over Return or Frustration, as the higher damage output is likely to be less critical in a pinch than the chance for paralysis.

Related Moves

Return is a more powerful alternative without a paralysis chance.

Double-Edge is a more powerful alternative without a paralysis chance and inflicts recoil.

Force Palm is a weaker Fighting-type equivalent.

Spark is a weaker Electric-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Ampharos Electric NU Static / Plus 90 75 75 115 90 55 500
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Azumarill Water UU Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 100 50 80 50 80 50 410
Azurill Normal LC Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 50 20 40 20 40 20 190
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Chikorita Grass LC Overgrow / Leaf Guard 45 49 65 49 65 45 318
Clamperl Water LC Shell Armor / Rattled 35 64 85 74 55 32 345
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Deino Dark / Dragon LC Hustle 52 65 50 45 50 38 300
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Drifblim Ghost / Flying NU Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
Drifloon Ghost / Flying LC Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Gabite Dragon / Ground NU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 68 90 65 50 55 82 410
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Garchomp Dragon / Ground OU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 108 130 95 80 85 102 600
Gastrodon Water / Ground OU Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 111 83 68 92 82 39 475
Gible Dragon / Ground LC Sand Veil / Rough Skin 58 70 45 40 45 42 300
Goldeen Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil / Lightningrod 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
Gorebyss Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Heatmor Fire NU Gluttony / Flash Fire / White Smoke 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
Hippopotas Ground LC Sand Stream / Sand Force 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
Hippowdon Ground OU Sand Stream / Sand Force 108 112 118 68 72 47 525
Huntail Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
Hydreigon Dark / Dragon OU Levitate 92 105 90 125 90 98 600
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Kyogre Water Uber Drizzle 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Lapras Water / Ice NU Water Absorb / Shell Armor / Hydration 130 85 80 85 95 60 535
Lickilicky Normal NU Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
Lickitung Normal LC Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Mamoswine Ice / Ground OU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 110 130 80 70 60 80 530
Mareep Electric LC Static / Plus 55 40 40 65 45 35 280
Meganium Grass NU Overgrow / Leaf Guard 80 82 100 83 100 80 525
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Numel Fire / Ground LC Oblivious / Simple / Own Tempo 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
Phanpy Ground LC Pickup / Sand Veil 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
Piloswine Ice / Ground NU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 100 100 80 60 60 50 450
Politoed Water OU Water Absorb / Damp / Drizzle 90 75 75 90 100 70 500
Poliwag Water LC Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 40 50 40 40 40 90 300
Poliwrath Water / Fighting RU Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 90 85 95 70 90 70 500
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Seaking Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil / Lightningrod 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
Seviper Poison NU Shed Skin / Infiltrator 73 100 60 100 60 65 458
Shellos Water LC Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 76 48 48 57 62 34 325
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slakoth Normal LC Truant 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Slugma Fire LC Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Spheal Ice / Water LC Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 70 40 50 55 50 25 290
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Swinub Ice / Ground LC Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 50 50 40 30 30 50 250
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Throh Fighting NU Guts / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355
Torkoal Fire NU White Smoke / Shell Armor 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
Torterra Grass / Ground NU Overgrow / Shell Armor 95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Tropius Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Harvest 99 68 83 72 87 51 460
Turtwig Grass LC Overgrow / Shell Armor 55 68 64 45 55 31 318
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Wailmer Water LC Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 130 70 35 70 35 60 400
Wailord Water NU Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 170 90 45 90 45 60 500
Walrein Ice / Water NU Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 110 80 90 95 90 65 530
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210
Zweilous Dark / Dragon NU Hustle 72 85 70 65 70 58 420