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Charm (Japanese: あまえる Spoiled Pout) is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation VI, it was a Normal-type move. In Generation VIII, it is TM29.
Generations II to V
Charm is a Normal-type move. It lowers the Attack stat of the target by two stages.
Charm can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing certain moves (Flatter, Growl, Rest, Sweet Kiss and Tail Whip) to gain two extra appeal points if used in the next turn.
Generation VI onward
Charm is now a Fairy-type move. Its effects remain the same.
If powered up by a Fairium Z into Z-Charm, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.
|| A move that charms the target into complacency, sharply reducing its Attack power.
|| Sharply lowers the foe's Attack.
|| Charms the foe and sharply reduces its Attack.
|| The foe is charmed by the user's cute appeals, sharply cutting its Attack.
|| Charms the target, sharply reducing its Attack.
|| The user charmingly stares at the foe, making it less wary. The target's Attack is sharply lowered.
|| The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. The target's Attack is harshly lowered.
| The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers its Attack stat.
|| The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers the target's Attack stat.
In other games
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Charm is a move with 22PP and 75% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, cutting their Attack stat to ½ of the original value. This reduction is separate from the stat stages, and is only shared with Aurora Beam and Memento. The reduction can be applied multiple times, up to 1/128. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.
Charm is a Fast Attack in Pokémon GO that has been available since July 9, 2019.
In the anime
In the manga
| The user snuggles up to the opponent and stares apologetically at it.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Snubbull snuggles up to the opponent and stares at it apologetically, making it put its guard down.
| Green's Snubbull
|| The Last Battle VII
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
In other generations
Core series games
Side games series
Spin-off series games
- Charm is one of the four moves from Generation II to have its type changed in a later generation, the others being Curse, Moonlight, and Sweet Kiss.
- In Gold and Silver, Bulbasaur and Oddish are programmed to learn Charm as an Egg move, but there was no legitimate father to pass down this move. In Generations III and IV, both can inherit the move from the Shroomish evolutionary line by chain breeding; from Generation V onward, both can get this move directly from Cottonee.
- A similar situation occurs for Snorlax in Gold and Silver. In Generation III and IV, Snorlax was able to inherit the move from the Bulbasaur line by chain breeding; from Generation VI onward, Snorlax was able to inherit the move directly from the Tyrunt line.
- Charm is the only Fairy type Fast Attack in Pokémon GO.
In other languages