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Tail Slap (move)

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Tail Slap
スイープビンタ Sweep Slap
Tail Slap VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  25
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Tail Slap (Japanese: スイープビンタ Sweep Slap) is a damage-dealing Normal-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation V. Prior to Generation VIII, it was the signature move of Minccino and Cinccino. It is TM84 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Tail Slap inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a ~33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a ~33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a ~16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a ~16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit ~3.167 times on average, giving it an average power of ~79.2. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Tail Slap may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If the target has Weak Armor, Stamina, or an Ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Tail Slap unless it misses.

If a Focus Sash or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.

If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the Pokémon two to five times in a row.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the target two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 32
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
827 Nickit Nickit
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 32
828 Thievul Thievul
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM84
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC Big.png Field Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
FireIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field
819 Skwovet Skwovet
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
820 Greedent Greedent
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
827 Nickit Nickit
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
828 Thievul Thievul
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC Big.png Field Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field USUM
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
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 Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 23
Accuracy: 85%
Effect: Attacks the target two to five times. If there are multiple Pokémon in the target area and the move fails to hit all of them, it will only hit each Pokémon once.
Users: Cinccino
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the Pokémon two to five times in a row.
MDGtI
SMD
It damages an enemy 2 to 5 times in a row.

In the anime

None.png Moira Cinccino Tail Slap.png None.png None.png
Cinccino
The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
573 Cinccino Cinccino's entire tail glows white and it hits the opponent multiple times with it.
Moira's Cinccinoette Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Tail Slap V.png Tail Slap VI.png Tail Slap VII.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 掃尾拍打 Souméih Paakdá *
掃巴掌 Sou Bājéung *
Mandarin 掃尾拍打 / 扫尾拍打 Sǎowěi Pāidǎ *
掃巴掌 Sǎo Bāzhang *
French Canada Flag.png Canada Coud'keu
France Flag.png Europe Plumo-Queue
Germany Flag.png German Kehrschelle
Italy Flag.png Italian Spazzasberla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스위프뺨치기 Sweep Fyamchigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Moc Ogona
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Tapa de Cauda
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Palmada de Cauda
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe de Cola
Spain Flag.png Spain Plumerazo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quét Đuôi


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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