Decorate (move)

デコレーション Decoration
Decorate VIII.png
Decorate VIII 2.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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  • 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
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Decorate (Japanese: デコレーション Decoration) is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Alcremie.


Decorate raises the target's Attack and Special Attack stats by two stages each. Unlike most moves, it bypasses moves like Protect, Detect, and even Max Guard to affect the target but is blocked by Crafty Shield. It cannot affect a target that has a substitute or in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Decorate cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Decorate cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA The user sharply raises the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats by decorating the target.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.
SV The user sharply boosts the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats by decorating the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0869     Fairy Amorphous 1, Evo.SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

The user powers up the target by decorating them.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Alcremie's body flashes with green energy, and she releases a stream of cream at the target. The cream forms into a decorative swirl on top of the target's head, powering up their moves.
Murdock's Alcremie HZ019 Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 裝飾 Jōngsīk
Mandarin 裝飾 / 装饰 Zhuāngshì
  French Nappage
  German Verzierung
  Italian Decorazione
  Korean 데코레이션 Dekoreisyeon
  Brazilian Portuguese Decorar
  Spanish Decoración

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