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Constrict (Japanese: からみつく Coil Around) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.
Constrict inflicts damage and has a 9.8% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stat level.
Constrict will not be able to lower the target's Speed stat if it has reached a stat level of -6, a value of 1, or if the target has a Substitute.
In the anime
Tangela. Tangela spins around fast, sucking in anything near it.
- Although Constrict is a Template:Type2 move, no Normal-type Pokémon can legally learn the move, with the obvious exception of Smeargle. Also, although its entry states that it involves the user attacking the foe with long tentacles or vines, it is not a Template:Type2 move.
- Constrict has the lowest base power out of all damage-dealing moves, along with Fury Cutter. However, Constrict's power does not increase with consecutive usage, as Fury Cutter's does.
In other languages
- Spanish: Restricción
- French: Constriction
- German: Umklammerung
- Italian: Limitazione
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