Play Rough (move)

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Play Rough
じゃれつく Frolic
Play Rough.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Play Rough (Japanese: じゃれつく Frolic) is a damage-dealing Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI.


Play Rough inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage.


Games Description
XYORAS The user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy 1
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal 1
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy 45
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy 50
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy 37
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy 43
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal 1
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal 38
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal 49
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy 1, 60
1, 49
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug 43
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug 43
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal 50
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal 45
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal 52
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal 63
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark 49
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark 58
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy 49
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy 49
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy 42
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy 43
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
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal PersianSnubbullGranbullLinooneSkittyMawileGlameowLillipupHerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground PersianSnubbullGranbullLinooneSkittyMawileGlameowLillipupHerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark PersianSnubbullGranbullLinooneSkittyMawileGlameowLillipupHerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark PersianSnubbullGranbullLinooneSkittyMawileGlameowLillipupHerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark PersianSnubbullGranbullLinooneSkittyMawileGlameowLillipupHerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice PersianSnubbullGranbullLinooneSkittyMawileGlameowLillipupHerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardDedenne
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water MarillAzumarill
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By events

Generation VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
385 385 Jirachi Steel Psychic 2015 Tanabata Jirachi
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon GO

Play Rough
Special Attack
Type Fairy
Power 55
Energy bar 2
Duration 2.9 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Play Rough had a power of 50.

Jigglypuff may only know this move if it was obtained before August 20, 2016.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Câlinerie
Germany Flag.png German Knuddler
Italy Flag.png Italian Carineria
South Korea Flag.png Korean 치근거리기
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Jogo Duro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carantoña

Variations of the move Meteor Mash
Physical Meteor MashPlay Rough

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