Acupressure (move)

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Acupressure
つぼをつく Point Strike
Acupressure VI.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect the user or an adjacent ally
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Acupressure (Japanese: つぼをつく Point Strike) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Acupressure chooses one of the target's stats at random and raises it by two stages. It can raise either the target's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, Speed, accuracy or evasion stat but will not attempt to raise a stat that is already maximized, meaning that the move will fail if all stats are maximized. Acupressure will also fail if the target is under the effects of Substitute.

In this generation, Acupressure can be stolen by Snatch.

Generation V onward

Acupressure will no longer fail if the target is the user and the user is behind a substitute; it will still fail if targeting an ally behind a Substitute. Acupressure can no longer be stolen by Snatch.

If a Pokémon selected Acupressure as its move, but when executing the move it is in a different position (due to shifting in a Triple Battle or Ally Switch), Acupressure will be used on the Pokémon currently in the targeted position (even if the user targeted itself initially); however, if the user now targets itself but did not initially, Acupressure fails.

If the user's side of the field is protected by Crafty Shield, Acupressure will fail if executed on an ally but succeed if executed on the user.

Generation VII

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Acupressure, the user's critical hit rate is increased.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.
XYORAS
SM
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its or its allies' stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying 28 28 28XY
29ORAS
33
085 Dodrio Dodrio
Flying Flying 28 28 28XY
29ORAS
34
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like 39 39XY
33ORAS
33
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like 42 42XY
33ORAS
33
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3 17 17BW
13B2W2
13 13
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3 17 17BW
13B2W2
13 13
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass 29 29 29
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3
213 Shuckle Shuckle
Bug Bug
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Acupressure IV.png Acupressure V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 點穴 Dímyuht
Mandarin 點穴 Diǎnxué
France Flag.png French Acupression
Germany Flag.png German Akupressur
Greece Flag.png Greek Πιεσοθεραπεία
Italy Flag.png Italian Acupressione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 경혈찌르기 Gyeonghyeol Jjireugi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Acupuntura
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Akupritisak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Acupresión


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