Tail Whip (move)

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Tail Whip
しっぽをふる Tail Wag
Tail Whip VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Tail Whip (Japanese: しっぽをふる Tail Wag) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Tail Whip decreases the Defense stat of all adjacent opponents by one stage.

Tail Whip can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Charm was used in the previous turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Tail Whip, the user's Attack stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A move that lower the target's Defense. Useful against tough, armored Pokémon.
GSC Lowers the foe's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Wags the tail to lower the foe's Defense.
FRLG The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe lower its Defense stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe less wary. The target's Defense stat is lowered.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stat.
SwShBDSPLA The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stats.
SV The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Defense stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4SMUSUM
5PE
1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 5PE
1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 5PE
1
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
3PE
1BDSP
019 Rattata Rattata
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1SMUSUM
3PE
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1BDSP
020 Raticate Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 6Y 6 6 5 5 1 1SMUSUM
3PE
1SwShBDSP 1
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP 1
026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1 1SwSh 1
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 21RGB
23Y
23 8 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
3PE
10
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23RGB
27Y
27 8 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 5 4 4 4 4SMUSUM
3PE
1SwShBDSP
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field 4SMUSUM
3PE
1SwSh
038 Ninetales Ninetales
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1PE 1SwShBDSP
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field 1PE 1SwSh
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 28 5 5 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4SMUSUM
5PE
1SwShBDSP 1
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1, 28 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 5PE
1SwShBDSP 1
077 Ponyta Ponyta
FireIC Big.png Field Field 30 8 9 10DP
6PtHGSS
4 4 4SMUSUM
1PE
5SwShBDSP
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 5SwSh
078 Rapidash Rapidash
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1, 30 1, 8 1, 9 1, 10DP
1, 6PtHGSS
1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1PE
1SwShBDSP
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field 1SwSh
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 13Y 5 5 3 3 3 3SMUSUM
2PE
4
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 1, 13Y 1, 5 1, 5 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3SMUSUM
1, 2PE
1
105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1, 3SMUSUM
1, 2PE
1SwSh
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 35 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 1, 35 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1Y 9 5 5 5 5 5SMUSUM
8PE
4SwShBDSP 4
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 31 19 13 10 10 10 10SMUSUM
11PE
1
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 28 4 4RSE
1FRLG
3 3 3 3SMUSUM
6PE
1 1
128 Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 1
128 Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
FightingIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 1
128 Tauros Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
FightingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Field Field 1
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
3PE
1SwShBDSP 1
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1SwShBDSP 1
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1SwShBDSP 1
136 Flareon Flareon
FireIC Big.png Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1SwShBDSP 1
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6 6 5 5 5 5 1SwShBDSP 1
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy 6 6 7 7BW
2B2W2
2 2 1 1
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy 1, 6 1, 6 1, 7 1, 7BW
1, 2B2W2
1, 2 1, 2 1 1
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 5 5 7 7 6 6 6BDSP 4
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6BDSP 1
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6BDSP 1
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
194 Wooper Wooper
Paldean Form
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP 1
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy 4 4 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy 4 4 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 7 4 5 5 5 5 4SwShBDSP 4
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 5 5 5 5 5 6
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6 7 7BW
2B2W2
2 2 1 1
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy 3 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy 1BDSP
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 7BDSP
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 7BDSP
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP 1
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP 1
498 Tepig Tepig
FireIC Big.png Field Field 3 3 3
499 Pignite Pignite
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
500 Emboar Emboar
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 5 5 5 5
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 4 4 4
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1SwSh 1
550 Basculin Basculin
White-Striped Form
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 1
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field 7 7 7 1SwSh
653 Fennekin Fennekin
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 9
673 Gogoat Gogoat
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 9 1, 9 1
676 Furfrou Furfrou
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 15 15
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 9 9 15SwSh 15
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 9 9 15SwSh 15
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1 1SwSh
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1SwSh
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1 1SwSh
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1 1SwSh
700 Sylveon Sylveon
FairyIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1SwSh 1
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1 1 1SwSh 1
808 Meltan Meltan
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9PE 8SwSh
809 Melmetal Melmetal
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, 9PE 1SwSh
819 Skwovet Skwovet
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh 1
820 Greedent Greedent
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh 1
827 Nickit Nickit
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh
828 Thievul Thievul
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh
835 Yamper Yamper
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh
836 Boltund Boltund
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1SwSh
896 Glastrier Glastrier
IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
897 Spectrier Spectrier
GhostIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
902 Basculegion Basculegion
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1
Sprigatito Sprigatito
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 1
Floragato Floragato
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 1
Meowscarada Meowscarada
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1
Lechonk Lechonk
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1
Oinkologne Oinkologne
Male
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1
Oin Oinkologne Oinkologne
Female
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1
Greavard Greavard
GhostIC Big.png Field Field 6
Houndstone Houndstone
GhostIC Big.png Field Field 6
Fidough Fidough
FairyIC Big.png Field Mineral 6
Dachsbun Dachsbun
FairyIC Big.png Field Mineral 6
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 IX
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field HGSS
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Tail Whip is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front of them and lowers their Defense by one stage. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Defense by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It lowers the enemy's Defense.


In the anime

Totem Raticate Tail Whip.png Misty Psyduck Tail Whip.png Marill PK Tail Whip.png None.png
Alolan Raticate Psyduck Marill
The user wags its tail cutely.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Psyduck Psyduck Psyduck wags its tail back and forth at the opponent.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
Marill Marill Marill jumps into the air above the opponent and hits its face lightly with the orb on the end of its tail once or repeatedly.
Marill (Pikachu shorts) Pikachu's Exploration Club None
Raticate Raticate Alolan Raticate hits the opponent with its tail.
Totem Raticate A Team-on-Team Tussle! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 搖尾巴 Yìuh Méihbā *
揮舞尾巴 Fāimóuh Méihbā *
Mandarin 搖尾巴 / 摇尾巴 Yáo Wěiba
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Šlehnutí ocasem
Denmark Flag.png Danish Halepisk
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Staart Zweep (EP032)
Kwispel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pyrstölyönti
France Flag.png French Mimi-Queue
Germany Flag.png German Rutenschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Λίκνισμα Ουράς Líkvisma Ourás
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpocoda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꼬리흔들기 Kkoriheundeulgi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Halepisk
Poland Flag.png Polish Atak Kuperkiem (EP032-EP066)
Machanie Kuperkiem (EP032)
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Chicote de Cauda (anime, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Cauda Chicote (TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bičevanje repom
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe de Cola
Spain Flag.png Spain Látigo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Svanspiska
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kuyruk Sallama
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vẫy Đuôi



Variations of the move Leer
StatusIC.png LeerTail Whip


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