Essentials

Assist

Normal status

Generation 3

Summary

Randomly selects and uses one of the trainer's other Pokémon's moves.

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

Uses a move from another Pokémon in the user's party, both selected at random. Moves from fainted Pokémon can be used. If there are no eligible Pokémon or moves, this move will fail.

This move will not select Assist, Chatter, Circle Throw, Copycat, Counter, Covet, Destiny Bond, Detect, Dig, Dive, Dragon Tail, Endure, Feint, Fly Focus Punch, Follow Me, Helping Hand, Me First, Metronome, Mimic, Mirror Coat, Mirror Move, Phantom Force Protect, Quick Guard, Roar Shadow Force, Sketch, Sleep Talk, Snatch, Struggle, Switcheroo, Thief, Trick, Whirlwind, or Wide Guard.

This move cannot be copied by Mirror Move, nor selected by Metronome or Sleep Talk.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Attacks randomly with one of the partner’s moves.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user randomly picks and uses a move of an allied POKéMON.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.

Foreign Names

Spanish
Ayuda
Italian
Assistente
Czech
Asistence
German
Zuschuss
French
Assistance
Japanese
ねこのて (nekonote)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
Jam
Flavor text
The appeal's quality depends on its timing.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Assist.

Pokémon

Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
19 18 22 22 22 22 Skitty Normal Cute Charm
Normalize
Wonder Skin
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
50 45 45 35 35 50 260
29 29 29 29 29 Glameow Normal Limber
Own Tempo
Keen Eye
¼ male, ¾ female Field 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
29 29 29 29 29 Purugly Normal Thick Fat
Own Tempo
Defiant
¼ male, ¾ female Field 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
6 6 Purrloin Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Liepard Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
• • • • • • Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
• • • • • • Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
• • • • • • Sentret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
• • • Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
• • • • • • Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
• • • Chimchar Fire Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
44 58 44 58 44 61 309
• Espurr Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Field 62 48 54 63 60 68 355

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