Flatter (move)

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Flatter
おだてる Flatter
Flatter VI.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Flatter (Japanese: おだてる Flatter) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It is similar to Swagger.

Effect

Flatter raises the target's Special Attack by one stage and then confuses it. Even if the target is already confused or protected by Safeguard, its Special Attack will still be raised.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Flatter, the user's Special Defense stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Confuses the foe, but raises its Sp. Atk.
FRLG Flattery is used to confuse the foe, but its Sp. Atk also rises.
Colo.XD Confuses the target, but raises its Sp. Atk.
DPPtHGSS Flattery is used to confuse the foe. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SM
Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field 38 33 33 33 33
030 Nidorina Nidorina
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 38 38 38 38
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field 38 33 33 33 33
033 Nidorino Nidorino
Monster Field 43 38 38 38 38
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like 29 29 29 29 29
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like 45 50 50 50
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like 54 62 62 62
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying 19 19 19
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying 19 19 19
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Undiscovered Undiscovered 53
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
686 Inkay Inkay
Water 1 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.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Confused status on the target, but also raises its Special Attack by one level.

In the anime

None.png Caitlin Gothitelle Flatter.png None.png None.png
Gothitelle
The user creates red waves that confuse the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle waves its arms creating red waves that confuse the opponent.
Caitlin's Gothitelle Jostling for the Junior Cup! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Flatter III.png Flatter IV.png Flatter V.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
Flatter Colo.png Flatter XD.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
Flatter 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
Mandarin Chinese 煽惑 Shānhuò
France Flag.png French Flatterie
Germany Flag.png German Schmeichler
Greece Flag.png Greek Κολακεία
Italy Flag.png Italian Adulazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부추기기 Buchugigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Pochlebstwo
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Comemoração
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Laskanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Halago
Spain Flag.png Spain Camelo


Variations of the move Swagger
Special SwaggerFlatter


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