Essentials

Constrict

Normal physical

Generation 1

Summary

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

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

Stats

Power
10; percentile 0.3
Accuracy
100%
PP
35, up to 56 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
10
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack that may lower SPEED.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Constricts to inflict pain. May lower SPEED.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is attacked with long tentacles or vines. It may lower SPEED.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. It may also lower the target’s Speed.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. It may also lower the target’s Speed stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. This may also lower the target’s Speed stat.

Foreign Names

Italian
Limitazione
French
Constriction
German
Umklammerung
Spanish
Restricción
Czech
Škrcení
Japanese
からみつく (karamitsuku)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Constrict.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Bubble Water special 30 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Mud Shot Ground special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Pokémon

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

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

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 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.
27 12 12 8 8 8 Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
27 Tentacruel Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Tangela Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
35 40 100 90 55 35 355
Omastar Rock Water Swift Swim
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
70 60 125 115 70 55 495
11 11 8 8 8 Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
11 11 Octillery Water Suction Cups
Sniper
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
75 105 75 105 75 45 480
8 Lileep Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Cradily Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Drifloon Ghost Flying Aftermath
Unburden
Flare Boost
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Drifblim Ghost Flying Aftermath
Unburden
Flare Boost
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
Inkay Dark Psychic Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
53 54 53 37 46 45 288
Malamar Dark Psychic Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
86 92 88 68 75 73 482
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 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.
• • Frillish Water Ghost Water Absorb
Cursed Body
Damp
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 55 40 50 65 85 40 335

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