Tail Glow (move)

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Tail Glow
ほたるび Firefly Light
Tail Glow.png
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Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Tail Glow (Japanese: ほたるび Firefly Light) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Volbeat.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Tail Glow increases the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Generation V onward

Tail Glow now increases the user's Special Attack by three stages.

If powered up by a Buginium Z into Z-Tail Glow, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
RSE Flashes a light that sharply raises Sp. Atk.
FRLG The user flashes a light that sharply raises its Sp. Atk stat.
Colo.XD Flashes a light that sharply raises Sp. Atk.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind, sharply raising its Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind, drastically raising its Sp. Atk stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 21 21 21 21XY
22ORAS
22
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy 1 1 1 1
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Special Attack by two levels.

In the anime

None.png Romeo Volbeat Tail Glow.png Volbeat Tail Glow.png None.png
Romeo's Volbeat Volbeat
The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
313 Volbeat Volbeat's tail glows yellow.
Romeo's Beat Love at First Flight Debut
Romeo's Volbeat Love at First Flight Debut
A Coordinator's Volbeat Lessons in Lilycove None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Tail Glow III.png Tail Glow IV.png Tail Glow V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Tail Glow Colo.png Tail Glow XD.png Tail Glow PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Tail Glow PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it targets the user (thus it ignores accuracy and evasion checks).
  • Manaphy is able to learn Tail Glow, which contradicts both the Japanese and English names for the move (Manaphy is not a firefly nor does it have a tail). This may be due to the antennae on its head, and a reference to the bioluminescence of many deep sea fish.
    • Xurkitree is also not a firefly, and although it has a "tail", it does not light up.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 螢火 Yìhngfó
Mandarin 螢火 / 萤火 Yínghuǒ
France Flag.png French Lumiqueue
Germany Flag.png German Schweifglanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Φωσφορισμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Codadiluce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 반딧불 Banditbul
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cauda Ardente
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Brilho
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Svetleći Rep
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ráfaga
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kuyruk Parıltısı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ánh Đom Đóm

Variations of the move Tail Glow
Status Tail GlowCotton Guard


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