Essentials

Tail Glow

Bug status

Generation 3

Summary

Raises the user's Special Attack by three stages.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
User
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

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

Effect

Raises the user's Special Attack by three stages.

Meta

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

History

Before Black, White
Effect is: Raises the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Flashes a light that sharply raises SP. ATK.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user flashes a light that sharply raises its SP. ATK stat.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind, sharply raising its Sp. Atk stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind, drastically raising its Sp. Atk stat.

Foreign Names

Italian
Codadiluce
French
Lumiqueue
Czech
Ocasní světélko
German
Schweifglanz
Spanish
Ráfaga
Japanese
ほたるび (hotarubi)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
Jam
Flavor text
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Beauty
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 Tail Glow.

Pokémon

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.
21 21 21 21 Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 55 47 75 85 400
Manaphy Water Hydration genderless Water 1
Fairy
100 100 100 100 100 100 600

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