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Tri Attack (move)

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Tri Attack
トライアタック Tri Attack
Tri Attack V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Tri Attack (Japanese: トライアタック Tri Attack) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM49 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Tri Attack inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation II and on

Tri Attack does damage, and has a 20% chance of either paralyzing, freezing, or burning the target. Each ailment has about a 6.67% chance of being inflicted.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack. A triangular field of energy is created and launched at the target.
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. A triangular field of energy is created and launched.
GSC Fires three kinds of beams at once.
RSE Fires three types of beams at the same time.
FRLG A simultaneous 3-beam attack that may paralyze, burn, or freeze the foe.
Colo.XD Fires three beams. May cause BRN, FRZ, or PAR.
DPPtHGSS The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also paralyze, burn, or freeze the target.
BWB2W2
XY
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or leave the target with paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground     -- -- -- -- --
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel     35 44 -- -- --
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying 40 21 21      
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying --, 45 21 21 34 34 34
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal 42 36 36 51 51 50
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal   36 36 51 51 50
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal       51 51 50
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon         -- --
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel         44 44
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
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying DoduoDodrio DoduoDodrio Dodrio Dodrio Dodrio
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM49
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
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 III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
175 175 Togepi Normal Purified in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
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 II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
054 054 Psyduck Water New York Pokémon Center
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

Cameron Hydreigon Tri Attack.png EP268 error.png Falkner Dodrio Tri Attack.png None.png
Hydreigon Magneton Dodrio
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
085 Dodrio Dodrio opens its beaks and positions its heads so each beak becomes a corner in the shape of a triangle. An orb of energy then forms inside Dodrio's beaks, the right one colored green, the top one indigo and the left one red. A red triangle then forms in between the orbs. Once the triangle starts to turn indigo, Dodrio fires the triangle at the opponent.
Falkner's Dodrio Fighting Flyer with Fire Debut
082 Magneton The three screws on Magneton's body glow white, and the white energy connects, forming a triangle. Magneton then shoots the white triangle at the opponent.
Jackson's Magneton Tie One On! None
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon opens the mouths on its three heads and charges an orb of energy before each of them, all with different colors. It then fires an Ice Beam from the left arm head, a Flamethrower from the middle head, and a Thunderbolt from the right arm head at the opponent.
Cameron's Hydregion Cameron's Secret Weapon! None

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

Tri Attack I.png Tri Attack II.png Tri Attack III.png Tri Attack 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
Tri Attack Stad.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 三角攻擊 Sānjiǎo Gōngjí
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tripelangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Tri-Aanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kolmoisisku
France Flag.png French Triplattaque
Germany Flag.png German Triplette
Greece Flag.png Greek Τριαδική Επίθεση
Italy Flag.png Italian Tripletta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트라이어택 Tri-Attack
Poland Flag.png Polish Trójatak
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ataque Triplo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque Triplo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Napad 3 Elementa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tri-Ataque (Gen I-II)
Triataque (Gen III-present)


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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