Essentials

Acupressure

Normal status

Generation 4

Summary

Raises one of a friendly Pokémon's stats at random by two stages.

Damage Dealt

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

Effect

Raises one of the target's stats by two stages. The raised stat is chosen at random from any stats that can be raised by two stages. If no stat is eligible, this move will fail.

If the target has a Substitute, this move will have no effect, even if the user is the target.

This move cannot be copied by Mirror Move.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its or its allies’ stats.

Foreign Names

French
Acupression
Italian
Acupressione
German
Akupressur
Spanish
Acupresión
Czech
Akupresura
Japanese
つぼをつく (tsubowotsuku)

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Acupressure.

Pokémon

Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 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.
28 28 28 28 Doduo Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
28 28 28 28 Dodrio Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
39 39 39 Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 30 40 55 40 55 60 280
42 42 42 Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
42 Medicham Mega Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power ½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 100 85 80 85 100 510
17 17 13 13 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
17 17 13 13 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
29 29 29 Maractus Grass Water Absorb
Chlorophyll
Storm Drain
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 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.
• • • • Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
• • • • Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
• • • Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 48 61 40 61 40 50 300

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