Trick-or-Treat (move)

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Trick-or-Treat
ハロウィン Halloween
Trick-or-Treat VIII.png
Trick-or-Treat VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
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 VI
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Trick-or-Treat (Japanese: ハロウィン Halloween) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist.

Effect

Trick-or-Treat adds the Ghost type to the target, in addition to the Pokémon's original type(s). If it is used against a dual-type Pokémon, that Pokémon will have three types at once. If the target already has an additional type added to it by Forest's Curse, that type is replaced with the Ghost type. Trick-or-Treat will fail if the target Pokémon is already Ghost type.

If powered up by a Ghostium Z into Z-Trick-or-Treat, the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are raised by one stage each.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trick-or-Treat cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX onwards

Trick-or-Treat cannot be selected in battle.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShLA
SV
The user takes the target trick-or-treating. This adds Ghost type to the target's type.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 6, 23, 40 6, 23, 40 1, 12, 24, 36SwSh
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 6, 23, 40, 63 6, 23, 40, 63 1, 12, 24, 36SwSh
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 Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Trick-or-Treat could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Trick-or-Treat could be seen as a move used by Boss Gourgeist.

GhostIC RR.png Trick-or-Treat
Charge time 0.58 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Target Enemy
Additional effect Applies the Trick-or-Treat effect to the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Ghost Type Rebuff by 1 rank. Allister (Fall 2022) and Gourgeist*

Description

Games Description
SMD It adds Ghost type to a target.*
It adds Ghost type to the Pokémon in front of you.*


In the anime

None.png Diantha Gourgeist Trick-or-Treat.png None.png None.png
Gourgeist
The user takes the target trick-or-treating. This adds Ghost type to the target's type.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Gourgeist Gourgeist Gourgeist forms a white sphere of energy in front of its body while images of jack-o'-lanterns appear behind it. Multiple white ghosts are then released from the sphere and fly into the opponent, adding Ghost to the opponent's type.
Diantha's Gourgeist Pride of a Champion! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Using Trick-or-Treat on a Normal/Fairy-type Pokémon is the only way for a Pokémon to have a sole weakness to the Steel type.
  • Unlike Forest's Curse, a Pokémon affected by this move cannot have an 8× weakness.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 萬聖夜 Maahnsingyeh
Mandarin 萬聖夜 / 万圣夜 Wànshèngyè
France Flag.png French Halloween
Germany Flag.png German Halloween
Italy Flag.png Italian Halloween
South Korea Flag.png Korean 핼러윈 Haelleowin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Halloween



Variations of the move Forest's Curse
StatusIC HOME.png Forest's CurseTrick-or-Treat


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