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Tail Glow (move)

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Tail Glow
ほたるび Firefly Light
Tail Glow V.png
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Type  Bug
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
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.

Tail Glow (Japanese: ほたるび Firefly Light) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was one of Volbeat's signature moves.

Effect

Generation III and IV

Tail Glow increases the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Tail Glow will do nothing if the user's Special Attack has reached a level of +6 or a value of 999.

Generation V

Tail Glow increases the user's Special Attack by three stages.

Description

Games Description
RSE Flashes a light that sharply raises Sp. Atk.
FRLG The user flashes a light that sharply raises its Sp. Atk stat.
Colo.XD Flashes a light that sharply raises Sp. Atk.
DPPtHGSS The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind, sharply raising its Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2
XY
The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind, drastically raising its Sp. Atk stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug 21 21 21 21
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water   -- -- --
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 Romeo Volbeat Tail Glow.png Volbeat Tail Glow.png None.png
Romeo's Volbeat Volbeat
The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
313 Volbeat Volbeat's tail glows yellow.
Romeo's Beat Love at First Flight Debut
Romeo's Volbeat Love at First Flight Debut
A Coordinator's Volbeat Lessons in Lilycove None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Tail Glow III.png Tail Glow 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 XY 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
Tail Glow PMD RB.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 XY 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

  • Manaphy is able to learn Tail Glow, which contradicts both the Japanese and English names for the move (Manaphy is not a firefly nor does it have a tail). This may be due to the antennae on its head, and a reference to the bioluminescence of many deep sea fish.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 螢火 Yínghuǒ
France Flag.png French Lumiqueue
Germany Flag.png German Schweifglanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Φωσφορισμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Codadiluce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 반딧불 Banditbul
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cauda Ardente
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Svetleći Rep
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ráfaga


Variations of the move Tail Glow
Status Tail GlowCotton Guard


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