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Tail Slap (move)

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Tail Slap
スイープビンタ Sweep Slap
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  25
Accuracy  85%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
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Tail Slap (Japanese: スイープビンタ Sweep Slap) is a damage-dealing Normal-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Minccino and Cinccino.

Effect

Tail Slap inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 79.2. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Tail Slap may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If the target has Weak Armor or an Ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Tail Slap unless it misses.

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2Conq The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the Pokémon two to five times in a row.
XY The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the target two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal 25 25
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal -- --
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
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire MinccinoCinccino MinccinoCinccino
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water MinccinoCinccino MinccinoCinccino
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 games

Pokémon Conquest

Tail Slap is the only move of Cinccino, and targets an area three tiles wide in front of the user (forward and diagonally). If there are multiple Pokémon in the target area and the move fails to hit all of them, it will only hit each Pokémon once (instead of the usual two to five times).

In the anime

None.png Moira Cinccino Tail Slap.png None.png None.png
Cinccino
The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
573 Cinccino Cinccino's entire tail glows white and it hits the opponent multiple times with it.
Moira's Cinccino Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 掃巴掌 Sǎo Bāzhang
French Canada Flag.png Canada Coud'keu
France Flag.png Europe Plumo-Queue
Germany Flag.png German Kehrschelle
Italy Flag.png Italian Spazzasberla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스위프뺨치기 Sweep Fyamchigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Moc Ogona
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tapa de Cauda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Plumerazo


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