Constrict (move)

This article is about the move in the core games. For the Skill in Pokémon Shuffle, see Skill (Shuffle) → Constrict.
Constrict
からみつく Coil Around
Constrict PE.png
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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 onwards

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.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3 27 12 12 8 8 8XY
7ORAS
7 4
0073    
 
Water 3 Water 3 27 1, 12 1, 12 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1, 4
0114     Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0138    
 
Water 1 Water 3 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0139    
 
Water 1 Water 3 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0167    
 
Bug Bug 11 11 8 8 8 1
0168    
 
Bug Bug 1, 11 1, 11 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
0213    
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
0224     Water 1 Water 2 11 11 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3 8 1 1 1 1
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1, 8 1 1 1 1
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0465     Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2 1 1
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2 1 1
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0592  
Frillish
All forms
 
 
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

Constrict deals damage and can lower the target's Travel Speed by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 2 - 22 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 2 - 22 - 79.2% - Front Enemy No
BSL 2 - 22 - 79.2% - Front Enemy No
SMD 2 99 17 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Constrict
Attack power 10.76469
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Arc (narrow)
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

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 spins around quickly, sucking in anything near it.
Erika's Tangela Pokémon Scent-sation! Debut
  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 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 extends its tentacles to extremely long lengths and wraps them around the opponent.
Rebecca's Shuckle Double-Time Battle Training! None
  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 (AG021, DP076DP155)
Comprimir (AG160)
Sufocamento (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Serbian Stezanje
Spanish   Latin America Apretón
  Spain Restricción
  Swedish Dra ihop
  Vietnamese Siết


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