Essentials

Tickle

Normal status

Generation 3

Summary

Lowers the target's Attack and 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
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
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

Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Makes the foe laugh to lower ATTACK and DEFENSE.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is made to laugh, reducing its ATTACK and DEFENSE stats.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Foreign Names

Japanese
くすぐる (kusuguru)
Korean
간지르기
French
Chatouille
German
Spaßkanone
Spanish
Cosquillas
Italian
Solletico
Czech
Polechtání

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Use after
None
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

No other moves have the same effect as Tickle.

Pokémon

Generation 3 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.
46 47 47 46 44 Tangela Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
47 47 46 46 Tangrowth Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
43 43 43 43 43 Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
35 40 100 90 55 35 355
46 48 48 48 48 Omastar Rock Water Swift Swim
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
70 60 125 115 70 55 495
25 15 15 15 15 Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
15 15 15 15 Ambipom Normal Technician
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Whiscash Water Ground Oblivious
Anticipation
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Water 2 110 78 73 76 71 60 468
9 9 9 Minccino Normal Cute Charm
Technician
Skill Link
¼ male, ¾ female Field 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
Cinccino Normal Cute Charm
Technician
Skill Link
¼ male, ¾ female Field 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
7 7 7 Gothita Psychic Frisk
Competitive
Shadow Tag
¼ male, ¾ female Human-Like 45 30 50 55 65 45 290
Gothorita Psychic Frisk
Competitive
Shadow Tag
¼ male, ¾ female Human-Like 60 45 70 75 85 55 390
Gothitelle Psychic Frisk
Competitive
Shadow Tag
¼ male, ¾ female Human-Like 70 55 95 95 110 65 490
Generation 3 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.
• • • • Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
• • • Cleffa Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
• • • • Oddish Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Grass 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
• • • Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
• • • • Bellsprout Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
• • • Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
• • • • Krabby Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
• • • • • Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
• • • • • Eevee Normal Run Away
Adaptability
Anticipation
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
• • • • • Azurill Normal Fairy Thick Fat
Huge Power
Sap Sipper
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 20 40 20 40 20 190
• • • • • Zigzagoon Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 38 30 41 30 41 60 240
• • • • Lotad Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
40 30 30 40 50 30 220
• • • Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
• • • • • Skitty Normal Cute Charm
Normalize
Wonder Skin
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
50 45 45 35 35 50 260
• • • • • Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter
Intimidate
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 85 85 55 55 50 380
• Mawile Mega Mawile Steel Fairy Huge Power ½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 105 125 55 95 50 480
• • • • • Wailmer Water Water Veil
Oblivious
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Field
Water 2
130 70 35 70 35 60 400
• • • • Lileep Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
• • • • Feebas Water Swift Swim
Oblivious
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
20 15 20 10 55 80 200
• • • • Turtwig Grass Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
55 68 64 45 55 31 318
• • • • Cherubi Grass Chlorophyll ½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
45 35 45 62 53 35 275
• • • • Finneon Water Swift Swim
Storm Drain
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 2 49 49 56 49 61 66 330
• • • Pansage Grass Gluttony
Overgrow
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
• • • Pansear Fire Gluttony
Blaze
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
• • • Panpour Water Gluttony
Torrent
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
• • • Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
40 27 60 37 50 66 280
• • • Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
• • • Alomomola Water Healer
Hydration
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
165 75 80 40 45 65 470
• • • Heatmor Fire Gluttony
Flash Fire
White Smoke
½ male, ½ female Field 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
• Binacle Rock Water Tough Claws
Sniper
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 42 52 67 39 56 50 306

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