Tar Shot (move)

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Tar Shot
タールショット Tar Shot
Tar Shot VIII.png
Tar Shot VIII 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Tar Shot (Japanese: タールショット Tar Shot) is a non-damaging Rock-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Coalossal.


Tar Shot lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage. In addition, it doubles the effectiveness of Fire-type moves used on the target. Tar Shot will not double the effectiveness of Fire-type moves used on a target that is already under the effect of Tar Shot (but may still lower its Speed).


Games Description
SwShLA The user pours sticky tar over the target, lowering the target's Speed stat. The target becomes weaker to Fire-type moves.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
839 Coalossal Coalossal
RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, Evo.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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瀝青射擊 Lihkchēng Sehgīk
Mandarin 瀝青射擊 / 沥青射击 Lìqīng Shèjí
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Dehetová Střela
France Flag.png French Goudronnage
Germany Flag.png German Teerschuss
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpocatrame
South Korea Flag.png Korean 타르숏 Tareusyot
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alquitranazo

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