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Tickle (move)

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Tickle
くすぐる Tickle
Tickle V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Tickle (Japanese: くすぐる Tickle) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Tickle reduces the target's Attack and Defense stats by one stage each.

Description

Games Description
RSE Makes the foe laugh to lower Attack and Defense.
FRLG The foe is made to laugh, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Colo.XD Makes the target laugh to lower Attack and Defense.
DPPtHGSS The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
BWB2W2
XY
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass 46 47 47 46 44
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water 43 43 43 43
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water 46 48 48 48
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal 25 15 15 15
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground -- -- -- --
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal   15 15 15
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy   -- -- --
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass   47 47 46 46
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal     9 9
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal     -- --
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic     7 7
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic     --, 7 --, 7
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic     --, 7 --, 7
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
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison   TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting     GothitaGothoritaGothitelle GothitaGothoritaGothitelle
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison   TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison     OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water   OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal Aipom AipomAmbipom AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric   AipomAmbipom AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
173 Cleffa Cleffa* Fairy Fairy     PikachuMarillSkittyMawileCherubiCottonee PikachuMarillSkittyMawileCherubiCottonee
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal Aipom AipomAmbipom AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass   TangelaTangrowthOmanyteOmastar TangelaTangrowthOmanyteOmastar TangelaTangrowthOmanyteOmastar
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal     AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal Aipom AipomAmbipom AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy Aipom AipomAmbipom AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water AipomWhiscash AipomAmbipomWhiscash AipomAmbipomWhiscashMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomWhiscashMinccinoCinccino
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass   OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water   OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar OmanyteOmastar
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass   TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth
420 Cherubi Cherubi Grass Grass   TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water   Whiscash Whiscash Whiscash
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass     AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire     AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water     AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy     TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying     AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
594 Alomomola Alomomola Water Water     OmanyteOmastarWhiscash OmanyteOmastarWhiscash
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire     AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water       OmanyteOmastar
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
300 300 Skitty Normal Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
174 174 Igglybuff Normal PokéPark Eggs
360 360 Wynaut Psychic PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
302 302 Sableye Dark Ghost Chief Golgo's Sableye
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 the anime

Bianca Minccino Tickle.png James Mime Jr Tickle DP.png James Mime Jr Tickle.png Juan Whiscash Tickle.png
Minccino Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Whiscash
The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
340 Whiscash Whiscash tickles the opponent with its whiskers.
Juan's Whiscash Eight Ain't Enough Debut
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. tickles the opponent with its hands, or Mime Jr. makes tickling gestures in the air and blue energy comes off its body and tickles the opponent.
James's Mime Jr. Spontaneous Combusken! None
572 Minccino Minccino jumps onto the opponent's back and tickles the opponent with its tail, or Minccino runs up to the opponent, turns around and tickles it with its tail.
Bianca's Minccino Minccino—Neat and Tidy! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Tickle III.png Tickle 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
Tickle 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 搔癢 Sāoyǎng*
利爪 Lìzhuǎ*
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Šimravý útok
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kietel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kutitus
France Flag.png French Chatouille
Germany Flag.png German Spasskanone
Greece Flag.png Greek Γαργάλημα
India Flag.png Hindi Gudd Gudi गुद गुदि
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelitik
Italy Flag.png Italian Solletico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 간지르기 Ganjireugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Łaskotki
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cócegas
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cócegas
Romania Flag.png Romanian Gâdilatul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Golicanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cosquillas


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