Hex (move)

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たたりめ Evil Eye
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Hex (Japanese: たたりめ Evil Eye) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation V.


Hex inflicts damage and its power will double to 100 when the target is affected by a major status ailment.


Games Description
Conq This relentless attack does massive damage to a target affected by status problems.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire   28 '
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison 43 '
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison 47 '
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison 43 ''''
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison 55 ''''
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison 55 ''''
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost 23 ''''
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 31 26 ''''
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 31 26 ''''
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost 38 ''''
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost 42 ''''
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying 22 27 ''''
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying 22 ''''
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost 42 ''''
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost 50 ''''
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon 50 ''''
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost 17 ''''
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost 17 ''''
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost 43 ''''
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost 45 ''''
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire 28 ''''
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire 28 ''''
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire -- ''''
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
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire Smeargle Vulpix
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal Smeargle Vulpix
351 Castform Castform Normal Normal GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusFrillishJellicentLitwickLampentChandelure
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark Smeargle Vulpix
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice YamaskCofagrigus
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Trip Frillish Hex.png Rizzo Jellicent Hex.png Rizzo Jellicent Hex effect.png None.png
Frillish Jellicent Effect
The user creates an intimidating purple eye or uses its own glowing red eyes to glare at the opponent. The move's power increases if the opponent is affected by a status affliction.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
592 Frillish Frillish's eyes start to glow purple and light red and it holds its tentacles up in the air. Multiple beams of black energy outlined in dark purple emerges from the tips of both of Frillish's tentacles and float into the air above it. The black energy then meets in the air above it. Once it does, Frillish lowers its tentacles and the trailing black energy disappears from its tentacles. The black energy then combines and forms into a round black ball of energy with multiple branches of black energy coming off it. In the middle, an eye with a red iris and an indigo sclera forms. The eye then releases multiple light blue, magenta and dark blue rings of energy at the opponent. If the opponent is confused, the attack does double damage.
Trip's Frillish A Rival Battle for Club Champ! Debut
593 Jellicent Jellicent eyes start to glow purple and light red. It can stop the opponent from attacking and render them helpless.
Rizzo's Jellicent Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain! None


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 厄運臨頭 Èyùn Líntóu
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vloek
France Flag.png French Châtiment
Germany Flag.png German Bürde
Italy Flag.png Italian Sciagura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 병상첨병 Byongsang Chumbyung
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Feitiçaria
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Maleficio
Spain Flag.png Spain Infortunio

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