Tri Attack (move)

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Tri Attack
トライアタック Tri Attack
Tri Attack IX.png
Tri Attack IX 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Tri Attack (Japanese: トライアタック Tri Attack) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

It is:

Effect

Generation I

Tri Attack inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation II

Tri Attack does damage and has a 20% chance of either paralyzing, freezing, or burning the target. Each ailment has an equal chance of being inflicted.

Tri Attack can paralyze Electric types, burn Fire types, and freeze Ice types.

Tri Attack has a 1/3 chance of thawing a frozen target.

Generation III to V

Tri Attack can no longer burn Fire types or freeze Ice types.

Tri Attack can no longer thaw a frozen target.

Tri Attack can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Lock-On was used in the previous turn.

Generation VI onwards

Tri Attack can no longer paralyze Electric-types due to them now being immune to paralysis.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  30%  30%  50%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with burn, frostbite, or paralysis

Description

Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack. A triangular field of energy is created and launched at the target.
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. A triangular field of energy is created and launched.
GSC Fires three kinds of beams at once.
RSE Fires three types of beams at the same time.
FRLG A simultaneous 3-beam attack that may paralyze, burn, or freeze the foe.
ColoXD Fires three beams. May cause BRN, FRZ, or PAR.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also paralyze, burn, or freeze the target.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or leave the target with paralysis.
SMUSUM The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or paralyze the target.
PE
SwShBDSP
SV
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. This may also burn, freeze, or paralyze the target.
LA The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. This may also leave the target with a burn, paralysis, or frostbite.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0051 Dugtrio GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1C 1 1 1 1 1 1, Evo. 1 1 1
0051 Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1, Evo. 1 1
0082 Magneton ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 35C 44 1 1 1XY
30ORAS
1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 25 Evo.
0084 Doduo NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 40 21 21
0085 Dodrio NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 45 21 21 34 34 34XY
25ORAS
1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0137 Porygon NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 42 36 36 51 51 50 50 22 45 45 21 45
0233 Porygon2 NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 36 36 51 51 50 50 45 45 21 45
0462 Magnezone ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 25 1
0468 Togekiss FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 1 1
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 51 51 50 50 45 45 21 45
0476 Probopass RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 34 Evo.
0480 Uxie PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 32 Rem.*
0481 Mesprit PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 32 Rem.*
0482 Azelf PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 32 Rem.*
0635 Hydreigon DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
0649 Genesect
Genesect
All forms
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 44 44 44
0772 Type: Null NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75 35
0773 Silvally
Silvally
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75 35
0989 Sandy Shocks ElectricIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28
0993 Iron Jugulis DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1024 Terapagos NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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 TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0021 Spearow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0022 Fearow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0035 Clefairy FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0036 Clefable FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0039 Jigglypuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0040 Wigglytuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0051 Dugtrio GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0051 Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0054 Psyduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0055 Golduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0063 Abra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0064 Kadabra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0065 Alakazam PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0079 Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0082 Magneton ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0084 Doduo NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0085 Dodrio NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0090 Shellder WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0091 Cloyster WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0096 Drowzee PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0097 Hypno PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0113 Chansey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0120 Staryu WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0121 Starmie WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0137 Porygon NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175 Togepi FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176 Togetic FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0233 Porygon2 NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0242 Blissey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0462 Magnezone ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0468 Togekiss FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0476 Probopass RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0480 Uxie PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481 Mesprit PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482 Azelf PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0606 Beheeyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0635 Hydreigon DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0649 Genesect
Genesect
All forms
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0772 Type: Null NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0773 Silvally
Silvally
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801 Magearna
Magearna
All forms
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0869 Alcremie
Alcremie
All forms
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
0876 Indeedee PsychicIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0887 Dragapult DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
0021 Spearow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0175 Togepi FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0054 Psyduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field New York Pokémon Center
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

Tri Attack deals damage and may leave the target paralyzed, burned, or frozen.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 6 - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS 6 - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 6 - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI 10 99 13 50 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
SMD 10 99 13 30 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Tri Attack is a Charged Attack that has been available since September 20, 2020.

GO Normal.png Tri Attack
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 75
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.5 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 2.4 seconds
Tri Attack GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 50
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Porygon2
By Elite Charged TM
Porygon-Z
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

NormalIC RR.png Tri Attack
★★★★
Attack power 65.15562
Charge time 0.94 seconds
Range type Square
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect 41
Tri Attack Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Tri Attack Special 3 117 140 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of leaving the target burned, paralyzed, or frozen. Skyla (Holiday 2020) & Togekiss
Scottie/Bettie & ChanseyEgg (Tech role only)
Scottie/Bettie & PorygonEgg (Strike/tech roles only)
Users of Metronome (small chance)

Notes:

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause a burn, paralysis, or leave the target frozen.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition, a Burn condition, or a Frozen condition.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで まひじょうたい やけどじょうたい こおりじょうたいの どれかにかえる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Paralysis, Burn, or Frozen status condition.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also cause paralysis, cause a burn, or make an enemy frozen.


In the anime

Vincent Magneton Tri Attack.png
Magneton
Cameron Hydreigon Tri Attack.png
Hydreigon
DJ Leo Dugtrio Tri Attack.png
Alolan Dugtrio
Gurkinn Mega Alakazam Tri Attack.png
Mega Alakazam
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-blast attack or launches a triangular field of energy. This may also burn, freeze, or paralyze the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Dodrio Dodrio opens its beaks and positions its heads so that each beak becomes a corner in the shape of a triangle. An orb of energy then forms inside Dodrio's beaks, the right one colored green, the top one indigo, and the left one red. A red triangle then forms in between the orbs. Once the triangle starts to turn indigo, Dodrio fires the triangle at the opponent.
Falkner's Dodrio Fighting Flyer with Fire Debut
Magneton The three screws on Magneton's body glow white, and the white energy connects, forming a triangle. Magneton then shoots the white triangle at the opponent.
Jackson's Magneton Tie One On! None
Hydreigon Hydreigon opens the mouths on its three heads and charges an orb of energy before each of them, all with different colors. It then fires an Ice-type move from the left arm head, a Fire-type move from the middle head, and an Electric-type move from the right arm head at the opponent.
Cameron's Hydreigon Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
Lance's Hydreigon Pride of a Champion! None
Dugtrio Alolan Dugtrio spins around, sometimes rapidly, then an orb of yellow electric energy, light blue ice energy, and orange fire energy form around Alolan Dugtrio. Each of the heads then fires an electric, ice, and fire attack, from each ball respectively at the opponent.
DJ Leo's Jessica, Ashley, and Michael Getting the Band Back Together! None
Alakazam Mega Alakazam forms an orb of yellow electric energy, light blue ice energy, and orange fire energy around its body. It then fires each orb at the opponent in succession. The attack can leave the opponent paralyzed, frozen, or burned.
Gurkinn's Alakazam An Adventure of Mega Proportions! None


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 三重攻擊 Sāamchùhng Gūnggīk *
三角攻擊 Sāamgok Gūnggīk *
Mandarin 三重攻擊 / 三重攻击 Sānchóng Gōngjí / Sānchóng Gōngjī *
三角攻擊 / 三角攻击 Sānjiǎo Gōngjí / Sānjiǎo Gōngjī *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Trojitý útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tripelangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Tri attack
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kolmoisisku
France Flag.png French Triplattaque
Germany Flag.png German Triplette
Greece Flag.png Greek Τριαδική Επίθεση
Italy Flag.png Italian Tripletta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트라이어택 Teurai-eotaek
Poland Flag.png Polish Potrójny Atak
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Triataque (games, EP131, BW107, JN084-present, Unbroken Bonds-present)
Tri Ataque (Diamond & Pearl-Ancient Origins, manga)
Ataque Triplo (EP268, SM023, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque Triplo (Anime)
Tri Ataque (TCG)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Napad 3 Elementa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Triataque (Gen III-present)
Tri-Ataque (Gen I-II)
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Triattack
Thailand Flag.png Thai จู่โจมสามท่า
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tấn Công Gấp Ba Lần


Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
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6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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