Acupressure (move)

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Acupressure
つぼをつく Point Strike
Acupressure VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
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
May affect the user or an adjacent ally
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Acupressure (Japanese: つぼをつく Point Strike) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Acupressure chooses one of the target's stats at random and raises it by two stages. It can raise either the target's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, Speed, accuracy or evasion stat but will not attempt to raise a stat that is already maximized, meaning that the move will fail if all stats are maximized. Acupressure will also fail if the target is under the effects of Substitute.

In this generation only, Acupressure can be stolen by Snatch. The move will apply to the user of Snatch regardless of the move's original target.

Generation V onwards

Acupressure will no longer fail if the target is the user and the user is behind a substitute; it will still fail if targeting an ally behind a Substitute. Acupressure can no longer be stolen by Snatch.

If a Pokémon selected Acupressure as its move, but when executing the move it is in a different position (due to shifting in a Triple Battle or Ally Switch), Acupressure will be used on the Pokémon currently in the targeted position (even if the user targeted itself initially); however, if the user now targets itself but did not initially, Acupressure fails.

If the user's side of the field is protected by Crafty Shield, Acupressure will fail if executed on an ally but succeed if executed on the user.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Acupressure, the user's critical hit rate is increased by two stages.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its or its allies' stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 28 28 28XY
29ORAS
33SMUSUM
085 Dodrio Dodrio
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 28 28 28XY
29ORAS
34SMUSUM
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 60
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 39 39XY
33ORAS
33
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 42 42XY
33ORAS
33
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 17 17BW
13B2W2
13 13 45
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 17 17BW
13B2W2
13 13 49
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 29 29 29 52
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 55
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 VIII
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
846 Arrokuda Arrokuda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Acupressure is a move with 22PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user targets all team members in the room, raising their Attack, Defense, Special or Special Defense by 2 levels (picking randomly for each team member). The move will not raise a stat that is already at +10, failing if all four stats are maxed out. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts Attack, Defense, Special Attack, or Special Defense by 2 levels, but which gets boosted is random. Affects all team members in the room.
BSL おなじへやの なかまポケモンと じぶんの こうげき ぼうぎょ とくこう とくぼうの どれかを ランダムで えらんで 2だんかいあげる
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It sharply boosts the Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, evasiveness, accuracy, or Travel Speed of you and you teammates. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 點穴 Dímyuht
Mandarin 點穴 / 点穴 Diǎnxué
France Flag.png French Acupression
Germany Flag.png German Akupressur
Greece Flag.png Greek Πιεσοθεραπεία
Italy Flag.png Italian Acupressione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 경혈찌르기 Gyeonghyeol Jjireugi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Acupuntura
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Akupritisak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Acupresión
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Điểm Huyệt


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