Tail Whip (move)

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Tail Whip
しっぽをふる Tail Wag
Tail Whip.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Tail Whip (Japanese: しっぽをふる Tail Wag) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Tail Whip decreases the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Generations III and IV

Tail Whip hits both opponents in a Double Battle.

Generation V

In a Triple Battle, Tail Whip will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A move that lower the target's Defense. Useful against tough, armored Pokémon.
GSC Lowers the foe's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Wags the tail to lower the foe's Defense.
FRLG The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe lower its Defense stat.
DPPtHGSS The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe less wary. The target's Defense stat is lowered.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
Field Field 1
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
Field Field 1
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy 6Y 6 6 5 5 1 1
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
026 Raichu Raichu
Alola Form
Field Fairy 1
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field 21RGB
23Y
23 8 8 7 7 7
030 Nidorina Nidorina
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23RGB
27Y
27 8 8 7 7 7
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field 1 1 5 4 4 4 4
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alola Form
Field Field 4
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Field Field 1
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field 28 5 5 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field 1, 28 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Field Field 30 8 9 10DP
6PtHGSS
4 4 4
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Field Field 1, 30 1, 8 1, 9 1, 10DP
1, 6PtHGSS
1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster 13Y 5 5 3 3 3 3
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster 1, 13Y 1, 5 1, 5 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
Monster Monster 1, 3
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field 35 1 1 1 1 1 1
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field 1, 35 1 1 1 1 1 1
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy 1Y 9 5 5 5 5 5
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster 31 19 13 10 10 10 10
118 Goldeen Goldeen
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
119 Seaking Seaking
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field 28 4 4RSE
1FRLG
3 3 3 3
133 Eevee Eevee
Field Field 31RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
136 Flareon Flareon
Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6 5 5 5 5
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy 6 6 7 7BW
2B2W2
2 2
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy 1, 6 1, 6 1, 7 1, 7BW
1, 2B2W2
1, 2 1, 2
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass 5 5 7 7 6 6
188 Skiploom Skiploom
Fairy Grass 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
196 Espeon Espeon
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy 4 4 1 1 1 1
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy 4 4 1 1 1 1
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy 7 4 5 5 5 5
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field 5 5 5 5 5
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
298 Azurill Azurill
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 7 7BW
2B2W2
2 2
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy 3 3 3 1 1
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field 1 1 1 1
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field 1 1 1 1
470 Leafeon Leafeon
Field Field 1 1 1 1
471 Glaceon Glaceon
Field Field 1 1 1 1
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field 3 3 3
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
501 Oshawott Oshawott
Field Field 5 5 5
502 Dewott Dewott
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
522 Blitzle Blitzle
Field Field 4 4 4
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2 1 1
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field 7 7 7
653 Fennekin Fennekin
Field Field 1 1
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field 1 1
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field 1 1
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field 9 9
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field 9 9
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field 15 15
690 Skrelp Skrelp
Water 1 Dragon 9 9
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon 9 9
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon 1 1
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon 1 1
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon 1 1
700 Sylveon Sylveon
Field Field 1 1
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy 1 1
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
Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
572 Minccino Minccino
Field Field
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 Lowers the target's Defense by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Defense by 1 level.

In the anime

None.png Misty Psyduck Tail Whip.png Marill PK Tail Whip.png None.png
Psyduck Marill
The user wags its tail cutely.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
054 Psyduck Psyduck wags its tail back and forth at the opponent.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
183 Marill Marill jumps into the air above the opponent and hits its face lightly with the orb on the end of its tail once or repeatedly.
Marill (Pikachu shorts) Pikachu's Exploration Club None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga


In other generations

Tail Whip I.png Tail Whip II.png Tail Whip III.png Tail Whip IV.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
Tail Whip V.png Tail Whip 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
Tail Whip Stad.png Tail Whip Stad2.png Tail Whip Colo.png Tail Whip 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 搖尾巴 Yáo Wěiba
Denmark Flag.png Danish Halepisk
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Staart Zweep (EP032)
Kwispel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pyrstölyönti
France Flag.png French Mimi-Queue
Germany Flag.png German Rutenschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Λίκνισμα Ουράς
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpocoda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꼬리흔들기 Kkori Heundeulgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Chicote de Cauda
Cauda Chicote (TCG and manga)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bičevanje repom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Látigo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Svanspiska
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kuyruk Sallama
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vẫy Đuôi


Variations of the move Leer
Status LeerTail Whip


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