Constrict (move)

This article is about the move in the core games. For the Skill in Pokémon Shuffle, see Skill.
Constrict
からみつく Coil Around
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  10
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Constrict (Japanese: からみつく Coil Around) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Constrict inflicts damage and has a 33.2% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Generations II to VII

Constrict now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage.

Generation VIII

Constrict cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of reducing the target's Speed.
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of reducing the target's Speed.
GSC An attack that may lower Speed.
RSEColo.XD Constricts to inflict pain. May lower Speed.
FRLG The foe is attacked with long tentacles or vines. It may lower Speed.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. It may also lower the target's Speed.
BWB2W2 The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. It may also lower the target's Speed stat.
XYORAS The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. This may also lower the target's Speed stat.
SMUSUMPE The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles, vines, or the like. This may also lower the target's Speed stat.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 27 12 12 8 8 8XY
7ORAS
7SMUSUM
4PE
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 27 1, 12 1, 12 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7SMUSUM
1, 4PE
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug 11 11 8 8 8 1
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 11 1, 11 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 11 11 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 8 1 1 1 1
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1, 8 1 1 1 1
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 1 1
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 1 1
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Constrict is a move with base power of 2, 90% accuracy and 22PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, and might lower their Movement Speed by one level.

In Explorers of Time, of Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 79.2%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Movement Speed by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで いどうそくどを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Travel Speed.


In the anime

       
Octillery Tangela Frillish Shuckle
The foe is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Tangela Tangela spins around quickly, sucking in anything near it.
Erika's Tangela Pokémon Scent-sation! Debut
  Octillery Octillery wraps its tentacles around the opponent.
A wild Octillery Which Wurmple's Which? None
Harley's Octillery Harley Rides Again None
Officer Jenny's Octillery The Pirates of Decolore! None
  Drifloon Drifloon spins around fast, including its arms, then it floats over and wraps its arms around the opponent.
Kylie's Drifloon A Full Course Tag Battle! None
  Shuckle Shuckle extends its tentacles to extremely long lengths and wraps them around the opponent.
Rebecca's Shuckle Double-Time Battle Training! None
  Frillish Frillish wraps its tentacles around the opponent tightly so the opponent can't move.
A wild Frillish A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Constrict has the lowest consistent base power of all damage-dealing moves.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 纏繞 Chìhnyíuh *
糾纏 Gáuchìhn *
Mandarin 纏繞 / 缠绕 Chánrào *
糾纏 Jiūchán *
缠功 Chángōng *
  Czech Svázání
  Danish Indsnævre
  Dutch Klem vast
  Finnish Kuristus
  French Constriction
  German Umklammerung
  Greek Σύσφιξη
  Indonesian Gulung
  Italian Limitazione
  Korean 휘감기 Hwigamgi
  Polish Pułapka
  Brazilian Portuguese Contrair (TCG, manga)
Constrição
Sufocamento (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Serbian Stezanje
Spanish   Latin America Apretón
  Spain Restricción
  Swedish Dra ihop
  Vietnamese Siết



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