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Essentials

Circle Throw

Fighting physical

Generation 5

Summary

Ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 2
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 2
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
60; percentile 34.1
Accuracy
90% ≈ 54.0 power
PP
10, up to 16 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
-6 (slow)

Machines

Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage, then switches the target out for another of its trainer's Pokémon, selected at random.

If the target is under the effect of Ingrain or Suction Cups, or it has a Substitute, or its Trainer has no more usable Pokémon, it will not be switched out. If the target is a wild Pokémon, the battle ends instead.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White

The user throws the target and drags out another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.

Black 2, White 2

The target is thrown and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.

Generation 6
X, Y

The target is thrown, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ともえなげ (tomoenage)
Korean
배대뒤치기
French
Projection
German
Überkopfwurf
Spanish
Llave Giro
Italian
Ribaltiro

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Circle Throw.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Dragon Tail Dragon physical 10 60 90% -6

Ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

Pokémon

Fighting Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Circle Throw's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
53 Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 90 95 95 70 90 70 510
37 37 Throh Fighting Guts
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
25 Pancham Fighting Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
67 82 62 46 48 43 348
25 Pangoro Fighting Dark Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
95 124 78 69 71 58 495
Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • Kangaskhan Normal Early Bird
Scrappy
Inner Focus
always female Monster 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
• Kangaskhan Mega Kangaskhan Normal Parental Bond always female Monster 105 125 100 60 100 100 590
• • Whismur Normal Soundproof
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
64 51 23 51 23 28 240
• • Buneary Normal Run Away
Klutz
Limber
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
55 66 44 44 56 85 350
• • Riolu Fighting Steadfast
Inner Focus
Prankster
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 40 70 40 35 40 60 285

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