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Constrict (move)

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Constrict
からみつく Coil Around
Constrict V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  10
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.

Constrict (Japanese: からみつく Coil Around) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Constrict inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stat level.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of reducing the target's Speed.
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of reducing the target's Speed.
GSC An attack that may lower Speed.
RSEColo.XD Constricts to inflict pain. May lower Speed.
FRLG The foe is attacked with long tentacles or vines. It may lower Speed.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Movement Speed by one level.
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. It may also lower the target’s Speed.
BWB2W2 The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. It may also lower the target's Speed stat.
XY The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. This may also lower the target's Speed stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison 27 12 12 8 8 8
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison --, 27 --, 12 --, 12 --, 8 --, 8 --, 8
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass -- -- -- -- -- --
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water   -- -- -- -- --
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water   -- -- -- -- --
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison   11 11 8 8 8
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison   --, 11 --, 11 --, 8 --, 8 --, 8
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock   -- -- -- -- --
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water   11 11 --, 6 --, 6 --, 6
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass     8 -- -- --
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass     --, 8 -- -- --
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying       -- -- --
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying       -- -- --
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       -- -- --
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic           --
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic           --
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
II III IV V VI
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost       DrifloonDrifblim DrifloonDrifblim
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

Kylie Drifloon Constrict.png Erika Tangela Constrict.png Officer Jenny Octillery Constrict.png Rebecca Shuckle Constrict.png
Drifloon Tangela Octillery Shuckle
The foe is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
114 Tangela Tangela spins around quickly, sucking in anything near it.
Erika's Tangela Pokémon Scent-sation! Debut
224 Octillery Octillery wraps its tentacles around the opponent.
A wild Octillery Which Wurmple's Which? None
Harley's Octillery Harley Rides Again None
Officer Jenny's Octillery The Pirates of Decolore! None
425 Drifloon Drifloon spins around fast and spins its arms, then it floats over and wraps its arms around the opponent.
Kylie's Drifloon A Full Course Tag Battle! None
213 Shuckle Shuckle extends its tentacles to extremely long lengths and wraps them around the opponent.
Rebecca's Shuckle Double-Time Battle Training! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Constrict I.png Constrict II.png Constrict III.png Constrict IV.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Constrict Stad.png Constrict Stad2.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

  • Constrict, along with Triple Kick, has the lowest base power of all damage-dealing moves.
    • In Triple Kick's case, however, this only applies to the first hit, as the following move gains 10 more base power with each successful hit.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 糾纏 Jiūchán
Denmark Flag.png Danish Indsnævre
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Klem vast
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kuristus
France Flag.png French Constriction
Germany Flag.png German Umklammerung
Greece Flag.png Greek Σύσφιξη
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gulung
Italy Flag.png Italian Limitazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 휘감기 Hwigamgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Compressão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Stezanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Constricción (Gen. VI)
Restricción (Prior to Gen. VI)


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