Tickle (move)

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Tickle
くすぐる Tickle
Tickle V.png
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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.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Tickle, the user's Defense stat raises 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.
Colo.XD 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
SM
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 46 47 47BW
46B2W2
44 44
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 43 43 43 43 43
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 46 48 48 48 48
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 25 15 15 15 15
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 15 15 15 15
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 47 47BW
46B2W2
46 46
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 9
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 7 7 7
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 38
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC 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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
FireIC Big.png Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
631 Heatmor Heatmor
FireIC Big.png Field Field
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
300 Skitty 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.


By event

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered PokéPark Eggs
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
302 Sableye 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.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Reduces the target's Attack and Defense by one level.

In the anime

Bianca Minccino Tickle.png James Mime Jr Tickle DP.png James Mime Jr Tickle.png Juan Whiscash Tickle.png
Minccino Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Whiscash
The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
340 Whiscash Whiscash tickles the opponent with its whiskers.
Juan's Whiscash Eight Ain't Enough Debut
439 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
572 Minccino Minccino jumps onto the opponent's back and tickles the opponent with its tail, or Minccino runs up to the opponent, turns around and tickles it with its tail.
Bianca's Minccino Minccino—Neat and Tidy! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Tickle III.png Tickle IV.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

Tickle Colo.png Tickle XD.png Tickle 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
Tickle 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 撓癢 Náauhyéuhng
Mandarin 撓癢 / 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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cócegas
Portugal Flag.png Portugal 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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