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Submission

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting 80 80% 25 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to 1/4 of the damage dealt, rounded half up, but not less than 1 HP.

Competitive Use

Submission saw some use back in the RBY days, when it was widely distributed and Fighting-type moves were all but nonexistent. Nowadays, however, hardly any Pokemon receive Submission and it is mostly outclassed by Brick Break, which trades just 5 Base Power for no recoil and perfect accuracy. Submission is simply not worth the moveslot.

Related Moves

Drain Punch is slightly less powerful, but heals the user.

Close Combat is more powerful but lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense after use.

Hi Jump Kick is more powerful but causes recoil damage if it misses.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Chimchar Fire LC Blaze / Iron Fist 44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Drilbur Ground LC Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
Excadrill Ground / Steel Uber Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Machamp Fighting UU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
Machoke Fighting NU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
Machop Fighting LC Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
Pinsir Bug NU Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker / Moxie 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
Poliwrath Water / Fighting RU Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 90 85 95 70 90 70 500