Tail Slap inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 79.2. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.
Tail Slap may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.
If the target has Weak Armor or an Ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.
Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Tail Slap unless it misses.
If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.
If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.
|| The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the Pokémon two to five times in a row.
|| The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the target two to five times in a row.
In other games
Tail Slap is the only move of Cinccino, and targets an area three tiles wide in front of the user (forward and diagonally). If there are multiple Pokémon in the target area and the move fails to hit all of them, it will only hit each Pokémon once (instead of the usual two to five times).
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages