Coil (move)

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とぐろをまく Coil Up
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  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness too.

Coil (Japanese: とぐろをまく Coil Up) 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 44
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison 53 56
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal 43 37 37
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison 64 49 48
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water   44
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water   45
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water   45
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass 31 31
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass 36 36
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass 38 38
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric 54 54
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric   1
718 Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground   80
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other generations

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


  • Coil, along with Quiver Dance, Geomancy, 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.
  • This is the only Poison-type status move that doesn't include any poison-related words in its name.

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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Enroscada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Enrosque

Variations of the move Quiver Dance
Status Quiver DanceCoil

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