Tickle (move)

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Tickle
くすぐる Tickle
Tickle IX.png
Tickle IX 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Tickle (Japanese: くすぐる Tickle) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Tickle reduces the target's Attack and Defense stats by one stage each.

In Generation III only, Tickle is not blocked by Substitute.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Tickle, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Makes the foe laugh to lower Attack and Defense.
FRLG The foe is made to laugh, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
ColoXD Makes the target laugh to lower Attack and Defense.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
SV The user tickles the target into laughing, lowering its Attack and Defense stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0114 Tangela GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 46 47 47BW
46B2W2
44 44 44 44
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 43 43 43 43 43
0139 Omastar RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 46 48 48 48 48
0190 Aipom NormalIC Big.png Field Field 25 15 15 15 15 15 15
0340 Whiscash WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0424 Ambipom NormalIC Big.png Field Field 15 15 15 15 15 15
0439 Mime Jr. PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1
0465 Tangrowth GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 47 47BW
46B2W2
46 46 44 44
0572 Minccino NormalIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 9 36 36
0573 Cinccino NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 Rem.
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 7 7 7 8 8
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1 1
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1 1
0786 Tapu Lele PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 38 65
0793 Nihilego RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 10
0977 Dondozo WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 5
1001 Wo-Chien DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0066 Machop FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0098 Krabby WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0133 Eevee NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0172 Pichu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
0173 Cleffa FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0183 Marill WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
0263 Zigzagoon NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0270 Lotad WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0287 Slakoth NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0298 Azurill NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
0300 Skitty NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0320 Wailmer WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
0345 Lileep RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0349 Feebas WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0387 Turtwig GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0420 Cherubi GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
0439 Mime Jr. PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0456 Finneon WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0511 Pansage GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0513 Pansear FireIC Big.png Field Field
0515 Panpour WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0546 Cottonee GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
0587 Emolga ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
0594 Alomomola WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
0631 Heatmor FireIC Big.png Field Field
0677 Espurr PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0688 Binacle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0771 Pyukumuku WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0777 Togedemaru ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0780 Drampa NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0877 Morpeko ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0924 Tandemaus NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
0948 Toedscool GroundIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0963 Finizen WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0300 Skitty NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0174 Igglybuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered PokéPark Eggs
0360 Wynaut PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Chief Golgo's Sableye
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Tickle lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage each. This move is affected by Magic Coat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 17 50 100% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 17 40 100% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Tickle could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Tickle could be seen as a move used by Boss Mime Jr., Minccino, Gothita.

NormalIC RR.png Tickle
Charge time 0.62 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Target Enemy
Additional effect Lowers the foe's Attack and Defense

Description

Games Description
MDRB Reduces the target's Attack and Defense by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Attack and Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの こうげき ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
It lowers the enemy's Attack and Defense.
MDRTDX It tickles an enemy, making them giggle and lowering their Attack and Defense.


In the anime

Bianca Minccino Tickle.png
Bianca's Minccino
Rocket Prize Master Minccino Tickle.png
Team Rocket's Minccino
James Mime Jr Tickle.png
Mime Jr.
Juan Whiscash Tickle.png
Whiscash
The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Whiscash Whiscash tickles the opponent with its whiskers, weakening the opponent's defensive capabilities and attack strength.
Juan's Whiscash Eight Ain't Enough Debut
Mime Jr. Mime Jr. tickles the opponent with its hands; or, Mime Jr. makes tickling gestures in the air and blue energy comes off its body and tickles the opponent.
James's Mime Jr. Spontaneous Combusken! None
Minccino Minccino uses its tail to tickle the opponent, causing them to laugh uncontrollably.
Bianca's Minccino Minccino—Neat and Tidy! None
Team Rocket's Minccino Gotta Catch a What?! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 搔癢 Sōuyéuhng
Mandarin 搔癢 Sāoyǎng *
挠痒 Náoyǎng *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Šimravý útok
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kietel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kutitus
France Flag.png French Chatouille
Germany Flag.png German Spaßkanone
Greece Flag.png Greek Γαργάλημα Gargalema
India Flag.png Hindi Gudd Gudi गुद गुदि
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelitik
Italy Flag.png Italian Solletico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 간지르기 Ganjireugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Łaskotki
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Cócegas
Romania Flag.png Romanian Gâdilatul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Golicanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cosquillas
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chọc Lét


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