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Flatter
おだてる Flatter
Flatter VI.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Flatter (Japanese: おだてる Flatter) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It is similar to Swagger.

Contents

Effect

Flatter raises the target's Special Attack stat by one stage and confuses it. Even if the target is already confused, or cannot become confused due to Safeguard or Own Tempo, its Special Attack will still be raised.

Even if the target's Special Attack is already at +6 stages, it will still become confused. Even if the target has Contrary and its Special Attack is already at -6 stages, it will still become confused.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Flatter, the user's Special Defense stat raises one stage.

Flatter can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if the move Charm was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
RSE Confuses the foe, but raises its Sp. Atk.
FRLG Flattery is used to confuse the foe, but its Sp. Atk also rises.
Colo.XD Confuses the target, but raises its Sp. Atk.
DPPtHGSSPBR Flattery is used to confuse the foe. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 38 33 33 33 33
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 38 38 38 38
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 38 33 33 33 33
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 43 38 38 38 38
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 29 29 29 29 29
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 45 50 50 50
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 54 62 62 62
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 19 19 19
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 19 19 19
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 53
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
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Confused status on the target, but also raises its Special Attack by one level.

In the anime

None.png Caitlin Gothitelle Flatter.png None.png None.png
Gothitelle
The user creates red waves that confuse the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle waves its arms creating red waves that confuse the opponent.
Caitlin's Gothitelle Jostling for the Junior Cup! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Flatter III.png Flatter IV.png Flatter V.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 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

Flatter Colo.png Flatter XD.png Flatter 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 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
Flatter 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 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
Chinese Cantonese 吹捧 Chēuipúng *
煽惑 Sinwaahk *
Mandarin 吹捧 Chuīpěng *
煽惑 Shānhuò *
France Flag.png French Flatterie
Germany Flag.png German Schmeichler
Greece Flag.png Greek Κολακεία
Italy Flag.png Italian Adulazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부추기기 Buchugigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Pochlebstwo
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Comemoração
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Adulação
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Laskanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Halago
Spain Flag.png Spain Camelo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tâng Bốc


Variations of the move Swagger
Status SwaggerFlatter


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