Acupressure (move)

Acupressure
つぼをつく Pressure Point Poke
Acupressure IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect the user or an adjacent ally
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Acupressure (Japanese: つぼをつく Pressure Point Poke) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Acupressure chooses one of the target's stats at random and raises it by two stages. It can raise either the target's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, Speed, accuracy or evasion stat but will not attempt to raise a stat that is already maximized, meaning that the move will fail if all stats are maximized. Acupressure will also fail if the target is under the effects of Substitute.

In this generation only, Acupressure can be stolen by Snatch. The move will apply to the user of Snatch regardless of the move's original target.

Generation V onwards

Acupressure will no longer fail if the target is the user and the user is behind a substitute; it will still fail if targeting an ally behind a Substitute. Acupressure can no longer be stolen by Snatch.

If a Pokémon selected Acupressure as its move, but when executing the move it is in a different position (due to shifting in a Triple Battle or Ally Switch), Acupressure will be used on the Pokémon currently in the targeted position (even if the user targeted itself initially); however, if the user now targets itself but did not initially, Acupressure fails.

If the user's side of the field is protected by Crafty Shield, Acupressure will fail if executed on an ally but succeed if executed on the user.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Acupressure, the user's critical hit rate is increased by two stages.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its or its allies' stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0084    
 
Flying Flying 28 28 28XY
29ORAS
33 33 30
0085    
 
Flying Flying 28 28 28XY
29ORAS
34 34 30
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2 60 60 52
0211  
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 52
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 39 39XY
33ORAS
33 33 33
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 42 42XY
33ORAS
33 33 33
0451    
 
Bug Water 3 17 17BW
13B2W2
13 13 45 45
0452    
 
Bug Water 3 17 17BW
13B2W2
13 13 49 49
0556     Grass Grass 29 29 29 52
0871     Water 1 Amorphous 55 55
0904    
 
Water 2 Water 2 52
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0118     Water 2 Water 2
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0761     Grass Grass
0846     Water 2 Water 2
0948    
 
Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Acupressure randomly raises the Attack, Defense, Sp. Attack or Sp. Defense of the user and all teammates in the same room by two stages (picking randomly for each team member). The move will not raise a stat that is already at +10, and fails if all four stats are maxed out.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS - - 22 - —% - Entire room Party Yes
BSL - - 22 - —% - Entire room Party Yes
SMD - - 10 30 —% - Entire room Party Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts Attack, Defense, Special Attack, or Special Defense by 2 levels, but which gets boosted is random. Affects all team members in the room.
BSL おなじへやの なかまポケモンと じぶんの こうげき ぼうぎょ とくこう とくぼうの どれかを ランダムで えらんで 2だんかいあげる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It sharply boosts the Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, evasiveness, accuracy, or Travel Speed of you and you teammates. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • No other move has the same possible targeting as Acupressure.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 點穴 Dímyuht
Mandarin 點穴 / 点穴 Diǎnxuè / Diǎnxué
  French Acupression
  German Akupressur
  Greek Πιεσοθεραπεία
  Italian Acupressione
  Korean 경혈찌르기 Gyeonghyeol Jjireugi
  Serbian Akupritisak
  Spanish Acupresión
  Vietnamese Điểm Huyệt


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