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Tail Whip (move)

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Tail Whip
しっぽをふる Tail Wag
Tail Whip.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Tail Whip (Japanese: しっぽをふる Tail Wag) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Tail Whip decreases the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generations III and IV

Tail Whip hits both opponents in a Double Battle.

Generation V

In a Triple Battle, Tail Whip will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A move that lower the target's Defense. Useful against tough, armored Pokémon.
GSC Lowers the foe's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Wags the tail to lower the foe's Defense.
FRLG The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe lower its Defense stat.
PMDRB Lowers the target's Defense by one level.
DPPtHGSS The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe less wary. The target's Defense stat is lowered.
PMDTDS Reduces the target's Defense by 1 level.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water -- 4 4 4 4 4
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water -- --, 4 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water -- --, 4 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal -- -- -- -- -- --
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal -- -- -- -- -- --
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric   6 6 6 5 5 --
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric   -- -- -- -- --
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison 21 23 23 8 8 7 7
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison 23 27 27 8 8 7 7
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground -- -- -- -- -- --
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire -- -- 5 4 4 4
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire --         '
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water 28 5 5 5 5 4 4
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water 28 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 4 --, 4
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire 30 8 9 10 6 4 4
078 Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire --, 30 --, 8 --, 9 --, 10 --, 6 --, 4 --, 4
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground   13 5 5 3 3 3
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground   13 --, 5 --, 5 --, 3 --, 3 --, 3
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock 35 -- -- -- -- --
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock -- -- -- -- -- --
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal   -- 9 5 5 5 5
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal 31 19 13 10 10 10
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water -- -- -- -- -- --
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water -- -- -- -- -- --
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal 28 4 4 -- 3 3 3
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal 31 -- -- -- -- -- --
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water 37 -- -- -- -- -- --
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric 37 -- -- -- -- -- --
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire 37 -- -- -- -- -- --
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric   6 6 5 5 5
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy   6 6 7 7 2 2
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy   --, 6 --, 6 --, 7 --, 7 --, 2 --, 2
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying   5 5 7 7 6
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying   --, 5 --, 5 --, 7 --, 7 --, 6
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying   --, 5 --, 5 --, 7 --, 7 --, 6
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal   -- -- -- -- --
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground   -- -- -- -- --
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground   -- -- -- -- --
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic   -- -- -- -- --
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark   -- -- -- -- --
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy   4 4 -- -- --
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy   4 4 -- -- --
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal   7 4 5 5 5
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal     5 5 5 5
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal     --, 5 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy     6 7 7 2 2
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal     3 3 3 --
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal     -- -- -- --
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal       -- -- --
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock       -- -- --
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass       -- -- --
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice       -- -- --
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire         3 3
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting         --, 3 --, 3
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting         --, 3 --, 3
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water         5 5
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water         --, 5 --, 5
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water         --, 5 --, 5
522 Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric         4 4
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric         --, 4 --, 4
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water           --
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying         7 7
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire           --
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire           --
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic           --
672 Skiddo Skiddo Grass Grass           --
673 Gogoat Gogoat Grass Grass           --
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal           15
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water           9
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon           9
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal           --
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon           --
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon           --
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy           --
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy           --
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
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal     RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkitty RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleon RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolgaFennekinBraixenDelphoxSkiddoGogoatFurfrouDedenne
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric       RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonHoppipSkiploomJumpluffAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonHoppipSkiploomJumpluffAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolgaFennekinBraixenDelphoxSkiddoGogoatFurfrouDedenne
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal     RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleon RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolgaFennekinBraixenDelphoxSkiddoGogoatFurfrouDedenne
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal       RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga RattataRaticatePikachuVulpixPsyduckGolduckPonytaRapidashRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonAipomAmbipomWooperQuagsireSnubbullGranbullZigzagoonLinooneSkittyKecleonTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottBlitzleZebstrikaEmolgaFennekinBraixenDelphoxSkiddoGogoatFurfrouDedenne
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 Misty Psyduck Tail Whip.png Marill PK Tail Whip.png None.png
Psyduck Marill
The user wags its tail cutely.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
054 Psyduck Psyduck wags its tail back and forth at the opponent.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
183 Marill Marill jumps into the air above the opponent and hits its face lightly with the orb on the end of its tail once or repeatedly.
Marill (Pikachu shorts) Pikachu's Exploration Club None
184 Azumarill Azumarill hits opponent with its tail.
Officer Jenny's Azumarill The Pirates of Decolore! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga


In other generations

Tail Whip I.png Tail Whip II.png Tail Whip III.png Tail Whip 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 Whip V.png Tail Whip 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 搖尾巴 Yáo Wěiba
Denmark Flag.png Danish Halepisk
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Staart Zweep (EP032)
Kwispel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pyrstölyönti
France Flag.png French Mimi-Queue
Germany Flag.png German Rutenschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Λίκνισμα Ουράς
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpocoda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꼬리흔들기 Kkori Heundeulgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Chicote de Cauda
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bičevanje Repom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Látigo


Variations of the move Leer
Status LeerTail Whip


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