Coil (move)

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とぐろをまく Coil Up
Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness too.

Coil (Japanese: とぐろをまく Coil Up) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation V.


Coil raises the user's Attack, Defense, and accuracy stats by one stage each.

If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Coil, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.


Games Description
The user coils up and concentrates. This raises its Attack and Defense stats as well as its accuracy.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
023 Ekans Ekans
Field Dragon 44 44 44
024 Arbok Arbok
Field Dragon 53 56 56
162 Furret Furret
Field Field 1
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field 43BW
37 28
336 Seviper Seviper
Field Dragon 64BW
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon 44ORAS 41
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1 45ORAS 45
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
Water 1 Water 1 45ORAS 45
495 Snivy Snivy
Field Field 31 31 31
496 Servine Servine
Field Field 36 36 36
497 Serperior Serperior
Field Field 38 38 38
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
Amorphous Amorphous 54 54 54
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered 80 72
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 generations

Coil V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
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Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Coil, along with Quiver Dance, Geomancy, and Shell Smash, are the only moves that raise three stats at once.
  • This move, along with Hone Claws and Acupressure, are the only moves that raise the accuracy stat.
  • This is the only Poison-type status move that doesn't include any poison-related words in its name.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Oprollen
France Flag.png French Enroulement
Germany Flag.png German Einrollen
Italy Flag.png Italian Arrotola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 똬리틀기 Thoari Thulgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Enroscar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Enrosque

Variations of the move Quiver Dance
Status Quiver DanceCoil

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