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==Effect==
 
==Effect==
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{{MoveResearch|Can it call moves from an ally (and allied inactive Pokémon) in a Multi Battle in Generation III?}}
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Assist randomly selects an eligible move from all of the moves known by other Pokémon in the user's [[party]] allies (including [[Fainting|fainted]] Pokémon) and executes it. If no other Pokémon in the user's party know eligible moves, Assist fails. Assist can call a move even if that move is {{m|disable}}d for the user.
   
Assist randomly selects one of the moves known by the user's [[party]] allies (including [[Fainting|fainted]] Pokémon) and executes it. A move called up by Assist counts as the last move used. A Pokémon will be able to use a move that is disabled in its own moveset if called via Assist. If there are no moves that can be called in the party, the move will fail. In [[Generation V]] only, Assist can use moves known by unhatched {{pkmn|Egg}}s in the party.
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From [[Generation IV]] onward, Assist is unable to call a move from an allied Pokémon belonging to a different trainer in a [[Multi Battle]].
   
In a wild [[Double Battle]], a wild Pokémon that uses Assist can use a move the other wild Pokémon knows.
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In [[Generation V]] only, Assist can use moves known by unhatched {{pkmn|Egg}}s in the party. In a wild [[Double Battle]], a wild Pokémon that uses Assist can use a move the other wild Pokémon knows.
   
 
If powered up by a [[Normalium Z]] into Z-Assist, it will turn the called move into its respective Z-Move.
 
If powered up by a [[Normalium Z]] into Z-Assist, it will turn the called move into its respective Z-Move.
   
Assist will not call itself or any of the following moves:
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===Uncallable moves===
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{{MoveResearch|Uncallable moves in Generation VII and Mystery Dungeon (if any), whether Shadow moves are callable}}
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Assist cannot call itself or any of the following moves marked with a ✓:
   
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!style="min-width:20px"|{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}
{{movelist|Belch|Poison|cat=Special}} || VI
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!style="min-width:20px"|{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}
{{movelist|Bounce|Flying|cat=Physical}} || VI
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{{movelist|Baneful Bunker|Poison|cat=Status}}|| || || || ||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Chatter|Flying|cat=Special}} || IV-VI
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{{movelist|Beak Blast|Flying|cat=Physical}}|| || || || ||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Circle Throw|Fighting|cat=Physical}} || V-VI
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{{movelist|Belch|Poison|cat=Special}}|| || || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Copycat|Normal|cat=Status}} || IV-VI
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{{movelist|Bestow|Normal|cat=Status}}|| || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Counter|Fighting|cat=Physical}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Bounce|Flying|cat=Physical}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Covet|Normal|cat=Physical}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Celebrate|Normal|cat=Special}}|| || || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Destiny Bond|Ghost|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Chatter|Flying|cat=Status}}|| ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Detect|Fighting|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Circle Throw|Fighting|cat=Physical}}|| || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Dig|Ground|cat=Physical}} || VI
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{{movelist|Copycat|Normal|cat=Status}}|| ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Dive|Water|cat=Physical}} || VI
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{{movelist|Counter|Fighting|cat=Physical}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Dragon Tail|Dragon|cat=Physical}} || V-VI
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{{movelist|Covet|Normal|cat=Physical}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Endure|Normal|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Destiny Bond|Ghost|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Feint|Normal|cat=Physical}} || IV-VI
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{{movelist|Detect|Fighting|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Fly|Flying|cat=Physical}} || VI
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{{movelist|Dig|Ground|cat=Physical}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Focus Punch|Fighting|cat=Physical}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Dive|Water|cat=Physical}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Follow Me|Normal|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Dragon Tail|Dragon|cat=Physical}}|| || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Helping Hand|Normal|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Endure|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|King's Shield|Steel|cat=Status}} || VI
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{{movelist|Feint|Normal|cat=Physical}}|| ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Mat Block|Fighting|cat=Status}} || VI
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{{movelist|Fly|Flying|cat=Physical}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Me First|Normal|cat=Status}} || IV-VI
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{{movelist|Focus Punch|Fighting|cat=Physical}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Metronome|Normal|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Follow Me|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Mimic|Normal|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Helping Hand|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Mirror Coat|Psychic|cat=Special}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Hold Hands|Normal|cat=Status}}|| || || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Mirror Move|Flying|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|King's Shield|Steel|cat=Status}}|| || || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Nature Power|Normal|cat=Status}} || V-VI
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{{movelist|Mat Block|Fighting|cat=Status}}|| || || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Phantom Force|Ghost|cat=Physical}} || VI
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{{movelist|Me First|Normal|cat=Status}}|| ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Protect|Normal|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Metronome|Normal|cat=Status}} ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Roar|Normal|cat=Status}} || VI
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{{movelist|Mimic|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Shadow Force|Ghost|cat=Physical}} || VI
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{{movelist|Mirror Coat|Psychic|cat=Special}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Sketch|Normal|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Mirror Move|Flying|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Sky Drop|Flying|cat=Physical}} || VI
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{{movelist|Nature Power|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Sleep Talk|Normal|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Phantom Force|Ghost|cat=Physical}}|| || || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Snatch|Dark|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Protect|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Spiky Shield|Grass|cat=Status}} || VI
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{{movelist|Rage Powder|Bug|cat=Status}}|| || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Struggle|Normal|cat=Physical}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Roar|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Switcheroo|Dark|cat=Status}} || IV-VI
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{{movelist|Shadow Force|Ghost|cat=Physical}}|| ||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Thief|Dark|cat=Physical}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Shell Trap|Fire|cat=Special}}|| || || || ||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Transform|Normal|cat=Status}} || V-VI
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{{movelist|Sketch|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Trick|Psychic|cat=Status}} || III-VI
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{{movelist|Sky Drop|Flying|cat=Physical}}|| || ||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
{{movelist|Whirlwind|Normal|cat=Status}} || VI
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{{movelist|Sleep Talk|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Snatch|Dark|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Spiky Shield|Grass|cat=Status}}|| || || ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Spotlight|Normal|cat=Status}}|| || || || ||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Struggle|Normal|cat=Physical}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Switcheroo|Dark|cat=Status}}|| ||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Thief|Dark|cat=Physical}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Transform|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Trick|Psychic|cat=Status}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
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{{movelist|Whirlwind|Normal|cat=Status}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{No}}||{{Yes}}||{{Yes}}
 
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{{movedesc|Normal}}
 
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|RB}}|Makes the user randomly use one move out of all the moves of the Pokémon on the floor.}}
 
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|RB}}|Makes the user randomly use one move out of all the moves of the Pokémon on the floor.}}
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|TDS}}|Causes the user to unleash a random move drawn from all the moves that all Pokémon on the floor know.}}
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|BSL}}|{{tt|フロアすべての ポケモンのわざから どれかひとつの わざを くりだす|Causes the user to unleash a random move drawn from all the moves that all Pokémon on the floor know}}}}
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|GTI}}|It causes you to unleash a random move from all the moves that your teammates on the floor know.}}
 
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|SMD}}|It enables you to use one of the moves known by your teammates.{{tt|*|Move Summary}}<br>It causes you to unleash a random move from all the moves known by your teammates on the floor.{{tt|*|Move Description}}}}
 
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevmd|SMD}}|It enables you to use one of the moves known by your teammates.{{tt|*|Move Summary}}<br>It causes you to unleash a random move from all the moves known by your teammates on the floor.{{tt|*|Move Description}}}}
 
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===Spin-off series games===
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Latest revision as of 23:55, 2 March 2019

Assist
ねこのて Cat's Paw
Assist VII.png
Assist VII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal's quality depends on its timing.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Assist (Japanese: ねこのて Cat's Paw) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Skitty.

Effect

151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Can it call moves from an ally (and allied inactive Pokémon) in a Multi Battle in Generation III?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Assist randomly selects an eligible move from all of the moves known by other Pokémon in the user's party allies (including fainted Pokémon) and executes it. If no other Pokémon in the user's party know eligible moves, Assist fails. Assist can call a move even if that move is disabled for the user.

From Generation IV onward, Assist is unable to call a move from an allied Pokémon belonging to a different trainer in a Multi Battle.

In Generation V only, Assist can use moves known by unhatched Eggs in the party. In a wild Double Battle, a wild Pokémon that uses Assist can use a move the other wild Pokémon knows.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Assist, it will turn the called move into its respective Z-Move.

Uncallable moves

151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Uncallable moves in Generation VII and Mystery Dungeon (if any), whether Shadow moves are callable
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Assist cannot call itself or any of the following moves marked with a ✓:

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Attacks randomly with one of the partner's moves.
FRLG The user randomly picks and uses a move of an allied Pokémon.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.
SMUSUM The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by ally Pokémon.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy 19 18DP
22PtHGSS
22 22XY
31ORAS
31
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 29 29 29 29
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 29 29 29 29
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 6 6 6
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field HGSS
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like HGSS
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Pokémon Center Meowth
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Assist will call a move known by Pokémon on the floor, including the user, or itself. If Assist calls itself, the move fails.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes the user randomly use one move out of all the moves of the Pokémon on the floor.
MDTDS Causes the user to unleash a random move drawn from all the moves that all Pokémon on the floor know.
BSL フロアすべての ポケモンのわざから どれかひとつの わざを くりだす
MDGtI It causes you to unleash a random move from all the moves that your teammates on the floor know.
SMD It enables you to use one of the moves known by your teammates.*
It causes you to unleash a random move from all the moves known by your teammates on the floor.*

In the anime

May Skitty Assist Razor Leaf.png May Skitty Assist.png May Skitty Assist Ember.png May Skitty Assist String Shot.png
Skitty;
using Razor Leaf
Skitty Skitty;
using Ember
Skitty;
using String Shot
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
300 Skitty A white orb appears on Skitty's front paw. Skitty then fires a random move known by the Trainer's team from the orb.
May's Skitty Game Winning Assist Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Assist III.png Assist IV.png Assist V.png Assist VI.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII 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

Side series games

Assist Colo.png Assist XD.png Assist PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII 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

Spin-off series games

Assist 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII 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 Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it targets the user (thus it ignores accuracy and evasion checks). The move called by Assist still has to undergo accuracy and evasion checks as normal, however.
  • The Japanese name for this move, ねこのて Neko no Te (Cat's Paw), is likely a reference to the saying 猫の手も借りたい neko no te mo karitai, which translates to "I would even like to borrow a cat's hands" ("I would even like a cat to assist me"), which means "I need all the help I can get". This is reflected by the way the move works, and that many feline Pokémon are capable of learning it.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 借助 Jejoh *
協助 Hipjoh *
Mandarin 借助 Jièzhù *
協助 / 协助 Xiézhù *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bijstand
Finland Flag.png Finnish Avustus
France Flag.png French Assistance
Germany Flag.png German Zuschuss
Greece Flag.png Greek Στήριξη
India Flag.png Hindi मदद Madad
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tangan Kucing
Italy Flag.png Italian Assistente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 조수 Josu
Poland Flag.png Polish Asysta
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Auxílio
Assistência (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Assistência
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Asistencija
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Asistencia
Spain Flag.png Spain Ayuda
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tay Mèo


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