Flatter (move)

Flatter
おだてる Flatter
Flatter IX.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Flatter (Japanese: おだてる Flatter) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It is similar to Swagger.

Effect

Generation III

Flatter raises the target's Special Attack stat by one stage and confuses it. Even if the target is already confused, or cannot become confused due to Safeguard or Own Tempo, its Special Attack will still be raised. Even if the target's Special Attack is already at +6 stages, it will still become confused. Even if the target has Contrary and its Special Attack is already at -6 stages, it will still become confused.

Generation IV to VI

Flatter can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Charm was used in the previous turn.

Generation VII

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Flatter, the user's Special Defense stat is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Confuses the foe, but raises its Sp. Atk.
FRLG Flattery is used to confuse the foe, but its Sp. Atk also rises.
Colo.XD Confuses the target, but raises its Sp. Atk.
DPPtHGSSPBR Flattery is used to confuse the foe. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, it also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target's Sp. Atk stat.
SV Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also boosts the target's Sp. Atk stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 38 33 33 33 33SMUSUM 45
0030   Nidorina
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 38 38 38 38SMUSUM 57
0031   Nidoqueen
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 38 33 33 33 33SMUSUM 45
0033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 43 38 38 38 38SMUSUM 57
0034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1
0314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 29 29 29 29 29 29BDSP 29
0427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like 44SwShBDSP
0428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 44SwShBDSP
0453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 45 50 50 50 12SwShBDSP 12
0454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 54 62 62 62 12SwShBDSP 12
0481   Mesprit
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56SwShBDSP 56
0574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28 40 40
0575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28 46 46
0576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28 48 48
0629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 19 19 19 6 6
0630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 19 19 19 1 1
0741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying 33
0786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53 25
0859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 8 8
0860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 1 1
0861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 1 1
0877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 20 20
0944   Shroodle
 
 
Field Field 18
0945   Grafaiai
 
 
Field Field 18
0957   Tinkatink
 
 
Fairy Fairy 43
0958   Tinkatuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 43
0959   Tinkaton
 
 
Fairy Fairy 43
1015   Munkidori
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8
1016   Fezandipiti
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
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 IX
0052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
0158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 BDSP
0179   Mareep
  Monster Field BDSP
0198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
0302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy BDSP
0527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
0686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
0931   Squawkabilly
 
 
Flying Flying
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

Flatter confuses the target and raises their Sp. Attack by two stages. This move is affected by Magic Coat and the Muzzled status condition.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 15 50 90% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 15 30 90% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Confused status on the target, but also raises its Special Attack by one level.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition and also boosts its Special Attack by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンを こんらんじょうたいにかえるが とくこうが 1だんかい あがってしまう
MDGtI It causes the Confused condition to an enemy but also raises the enemy's Special Attack.
SMD It makes an enemy confused, while also raising the enemy's Sp.Atk.


In the anime

 
Gothitelle


The user creates red waves that confuse the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gothitelle waves its hands, creating red waves that confuse the opponent.
Caitlin's Gothitelle Jostling for the Junior Cup! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Flatter is the only Dark-type move capable of inflicting confusion.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吹捧 Chēuipúng *
煽惑 Sinwaahk *
Mandarin 吹捧 Chuīpěng *
煽惑 Shānhuò *
  French Flatterie
  German Schmeichler
  Greek Κολακεία
  Italian Adulazione
  Korean 부추기기 Buchugigi
  Polish Pochlebstwo
Portuguese   Brazil Bajular
  Portugal Adulação
  Serbian Laskanje
Spanish   Latin America Halago
  Spain Camelo
  Vietnamese Tâng Bốc


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.