Essentials

Tail Whip

Normal status

Generation 1

Summary

Lowers the target's Defense 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
— (no damage)
Accuracy
100%
PP
30, up to 48 with PP Up PP Up
Target
All opponents
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

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

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Lowers the foe's DEFENSE.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Wags the tail to lower the foe’s DEFENSE.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe lower its DEFENSE stat.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe less wary. The target’s Defense stat is lowered.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stat.

Foreign Names

German
Rutenschlag
Spanish
Látigo
Italian
Colpocoda
Czech
Vrtění ocasem
French
Mimi-Queue
Japanese
しっぽをふる (shippowofuru)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
The appeal works great if performed last.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Tail Whip.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

Pokémon

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Squirtle Water Torrent
Rain Dish
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
44 48 65 50 64 43 314
Wartortle Water Torrent
Rain Dish
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
59 63 80 65 80 58 405
Blastoise Water Torrent
Rain Dish
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Blastoise Mega Blastoise Water Mega Launcher ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
79 103 120 135 115 78 630
Rattata Normal Run Away
Guts
Hustle
½ male, ½ female Field 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
Raticate Normal Run Away
Guts
Hustle
½ male, ½ female Field 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Raichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 90 55 90 80 110 485
21 23 23 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Monster
Field
55 47 52 40 40 41 275
23 27 27 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 Nidorina Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Undiscovered 70 62 67 55 55 56 365
Nidoqueen Poison Ground Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force
always female Undiscovered 90 92 87 75 85 76 505
5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 Vulpix Fire Flash Fire
Drought
¼ male, ¾ female Field 38 41 40 50 65 65 299
Ninetales Fire Flash Fire
Drought
¼ male, ¾ female Field 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
28 28 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 Psyduck Water Damp
Cloud Nine
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Golduck Water Damp
Cloud Nine
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
80 82 78 95 80 85 500
30 30 8 9 9 10 6 6 4 4 4 Ponyta Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Rapidash Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
13 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 Cubone Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
Marowak Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
35 Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
35 Rhydon Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Solid Rock
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
115 140 130 55 55 40 535
9 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Chansey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
7 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 Blissey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
31 31 19 13 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 Kangaskhan Normal Early Bird
Scrappy
Inner Focus
always female Monster 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
10 Kangaskhan Mega Kangaskhan Normal Parental Bond always female Monster 105 125 100 60 100 100 590
Goldeen Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
Seaking Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
28 28 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 Tauros Normal Intimidate
Anger Point
Sheer Force
always male Field 75 100 95 40 70 110 490
31 Eevee Normal Run Away
Adaptability
Anticipation
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
37 Vaporeon Water Water Absorb
Hydration
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
37 Jolteon Electric Volt Absorb
Quick Feet
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
37 Flareon Fire Flash Fire
Guts
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Espeon Psychic Synchronize
Magic Bounce
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Leafeon Grass Leaf Guard
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Glaceon Ice Snow Cloak
Ice Body
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Sylveon Fairy Cute Charm
Pixilate
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 65 110 130 60 525
6 6 7 7 7 7 2 2 Azurill Normal Fairy Thick Fat
Huge Power
Sap Sipper
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 20 40 20 40 20 190
6 6 6 7 7 7 7 2 2 Marill Water Fairy Thick Fat
Huge Power
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Fairy
70 20 50 20 50 40 250
Azumarill Water Fairy Thick Fat
Huge Power
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Fairy
100 50 80 60 80 50 420
5 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 6 Hoppip Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Skiploom Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
55 45 50 45 65 80 340
Jumpluff Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
75 55 70 55 95 110 460
Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal Technician
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Wooper Water Ground Damp
Water Absorb
Unaware
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 45 45 25 25 15 210
Quagsire Water Ground Damp
Water Absorb
Unaware
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
95 85 85 65 65 35 430
4 4 4 Snubbull Fairy Intimidate
Run Away
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
60 80 50 40 40 30 300
4 4 4 Granbull Fairy Intimidate
Quick Feet
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
90 120 75 60 60 45 450
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Zigzagoon Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 38 30 41 30 41 60 240
Linoone Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
3 3 Skitty Normal Cute Charm
Normalize
Wonder Skin
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Kecleon Normal Color Change
Protean
½ male, ½ female Field 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
3 3 3 Tepig Fire Blaze
Thick Fat
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Pignite Fire Fighting Blaze
Thick Fat
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 90 93 55 70 55 55 418
Emboar Fire Fighting Blaze
Reckless
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
5 5 5 Oshawott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Dewott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 75 60 83 60 60 413
Samurott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
4 4 4 Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Zebstrika Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
Red-Striped Basculin Water Reckless
Adaptability
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Water 2 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
Basculin Blue-Striped Basculin Water Rock Head
Adaptability
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Water 2 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
7 7 7 Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Fennekin Fire Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 40 45 40 62 60 60 307
Braixen Fire Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 59 59 58 90 70 73 409
Delphox Fire Psychic Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 69 72 114 100 104 534
9 Skiddo Grass Sap Sipper
Grass Pelt
½ male, ½ female Field 66 65 48 62 57 52 350
9 Gogoat Grass Sap Sipper
Grass Pelt
½ male, ½ female Field 123 100 62 97 81 68 531
15 Furfrou Normal Fur Coat ½ male, ½ female Field 75 80 60 65 90 102 472
9 Skrelp Poison Water Poison Point
Poison Touch
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
50 60 60 60 60 30 320
9 Dragalge Poison Dragon Poison Point
Poison Touch
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
65 75 90 97 123 44 494
Helioptile Electric Normal Sand Veil
Dry Skin
Solar Power
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
44 38 33 61 43 70 289
Tyrunt Rock Dragon Strong Jaw
Rock Head
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
58 89 77 45 45 48 362
Tyrantrum Rock Dragon Strong Jaw
Rock Head
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
82 121 119 69 59 71 521
Dedenne Electric Fairy Cheek Pouch
Pickup
Plus
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
67 58 57 81 67 101 431
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
• • • • Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
• • • Pachirisu Electric Run Away
Pickup
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 45 70 45 90 95 405
• • • • • • Glameow Normal Limber
Own Tempo
Keen Eye
¼ male, ¾ female Field 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
• • • Minccino Normal Cute Charm
Technician
Skill Link
¼ male, ¾ female Field 55 50 40 40 40 75 300

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