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Revision as of 22:22, 10 December 2013

Trump Card
きりふだ Trump Card
Trump Card.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
+1 if first to appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn +1 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn, +2 if performs second, +3 if performs third and +4 if performs last
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Trump Card (Japanese: きりふだ Trump Card) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Trump Card doesn't have a standard power; rather, it inflicts greater damage when Trump Card's PP is lower. Trump Card's power is calculated as follows:

Remaining PP Base Power
5+ 40
4 50
3 60
2 80
1 200

When Trump Card is chosen by a random move generator such as Metronome or Assist, it will instead use the PP of that move with the same chart applying.

The move is unaffected by modifications to the accuracy stat and evasion stat. It will not hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of moves such as Dig, Fly and Dive.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS The fewer PP this move has, the more power it has for attack.
BWB2W2 The fewer PP this move has, the greater its attack power.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal 57 57 45 45
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic 53 49 '
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric 48 51 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying no Eevee
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal no Slowking
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal Eevee Eevee
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water no Slowking
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water   Slowking Slowking
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water no Eevee
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Virgil Eevee Trump Card.png None.png None.png
The foe is hit with a Special attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
133 Eevee Eevee creates six red-glowing plates of energy in the form of a ring in front of its body. It then fires the plates at the opponent.
Virgil's Eevee A Unova League Evolution! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Trump Card IV.png Trump Card V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • When used at 1 PP, Trump Card has the highest base power of all special moves.
  • Trump Card's method of calculating base power is not shared by any other move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 王牌 Wángpái
France Flag.png French Atout
Germany Flag.png German Trumpfkarte
Greece Flag.png Greek Κρυφό Χαρτί
Italy Flag.png Italian Asso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마지막수단 Majimak Sudan
Poland Flag.png Polish Atut
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Trunfo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Adut
Spain Flag.png Spanish As Oculto

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