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Silk Trap (move)
スレッドトラップ Thread Trap
Silk Trap (Japanese: スレッドトラップ Thread Trap) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation IX. It is one of the signature moves of Spidops.
- Main article: Protection
Silk Trap protects the user from all effects of physical and special moves that target it during the turn it is used. If Silk Trap blocks an attack that would make contact with the user, the attacker's Speed stat is lowered by one stage. (Moves that are blocked do not activate other effects that require making contact, like Rocky Helmet or Rough Skin.)
If the user goes last in the turn, the move will fail. The chance that Silk Trap will succeed also drops each time the user successfully and consecutively uses Endure, any protection move that only affects the user, Quick Guard, or Wide Guard. Each time, the chance of success is divided by 3.
Some moves will do damage through Silk Trap. Moves that break protection, like Feint, will do their full damage and remove the effects of Silk Trap. The Ability Unseen Fist allows contact moves to bypass Silk Trap.
Silk Trap is an increased priority move that will go before most attacks in a turn.
By leveling up
|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 languages
|Variations of the move Detect|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|