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Flatter (Japanese: おだてる Flatter) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It is similar to Swagger.
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.
R S E Confuses the foe, but raises its Sp. Atk.
FR LG Flattery is used to confuse the foe, but its Sp. Atk also rises.
XD Confuses the target, but raises its Sp. Atk.
D P Pt HG SS
P B R Flattery is used to confuse the foe. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
B W B2 W2 Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
Learnset In other games
MD R B Inflicts the Confused status on the target, but also raises its Special Attack by one level.
In the anime In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games In other languages