In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. However, there are certain moves we don't normally see being used, heard about, or used in a meaningful manner. On the other hand, there are moves we see that are famous or used often. In this type of discussion, we shall discuss the ins-and-outs of the move of the topic, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. Every Saturday, a different move will be the centre of discussion.
Smack Down is introduced in Generation 5, and is that Generation's Technical Machine. This is a Rock-type attack that not only inflicts damage, but also makes anything that flies vulnerable to ground attacks, whether it's an ordinary Flying-type, one exposed to Magnet Rise or those with Levitate. This effect even works on charging attacks that make the user go into the air, like Fly and Bounce, which will cancel the effect. However, Sky Drop's effect won't be cancelled, despite being able to hit either the carrier or the one being carried. The way this move is used is said to be through throwing a projectile to the target, similar to Rock Throw, but objectively, this move proves to be more useful due to having an effect, in addition to being fully accurate. The main learners are Rock-types and Fighting-types, along with some interesting candidates, like Sigilyph.Originally Posted by In-game Description (Move)
Here are the usual possible questions about this move (though you could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
- How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move?
- What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
- How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
- Realistically, would there be any advantage or disadvantage associated with using this move? If yes, what kind of advantage/disadvantage would they have when they use it?
- Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
- How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?
- If Smack Down is essentially like Rock Throw, why is it perfectly accurate, unlike Rock Throw? (For your reference, Rock Throw's accuracy is 90%)
- Why couldn't the grounded Pokémon fly back up (like those with Levitate, for instance) when they are hit with this move?
Here are the current users of this move (Put in Spoiler tag since a lot of learners are listed):
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