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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.
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
Charm is a Fast Attack in Pokémon GO that has been available since July 9, 2019.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures 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
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga
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 along with Curse, Moonlight and Sweet Kiss.
- In Gold and Silver, Bulbasaur is programmed to learn Charm as an Egg move, but there was no legitimate father to pass down this move. In Generations III and IV, it can inherit the move from the Shroomish evolutionary line by chain breeding; from Generation V onward, it can get this move directly from Cottonee.
In other languages