Coil (move)

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とぐろをまく Coil Around
Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Jamming  0  

Coil (Japanese: とぐろをまく Coil Around) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation V.


Coil raises the user's Attack, Defense and accuracy stats by one stage each.


Games Description
The user coils up and concentrates. This raises its Attack and Defense stats as well as its accuracy.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison 44 '
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison 53 '
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal 43 37 '
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison 64 49 '
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass 31 '
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass 36 '
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass 38 '
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric 54 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


  • Coil, along with Quiver Dance and Shell Smash, are the only moves that raise three stats at once.
  • This move, along with Hone Claws and Acupressure, are the only moves that raise the accuracy stat.
  • Eelektrik is the only Pokémon to learn Coil that is not based on a snake.
  • Despite being based on snakes, Onix and Steelix cannot learn Coil.
  • None of the Pokémon that can learn Coil have a secondary type.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Oprollen
France Flag.png French Enroulement
Germany Flag.png German Einrollen
Italy Flag.png Italian Arrotola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 똬리틀기 Thoari Thulgi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Enrosque

Variations of the move Quiver Dance
Status Quiver DanceCoil

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