Flatter (move)

Flatter
おだてる Flatter
Flatter VIII.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

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.

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

Flatter can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra two appeal points if the move Charm was used in the prior turn.

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.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 38 33 33 33 33SMUSUM 45
030   Nidorina
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 38 38 38 38SMUSUM 57
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 38 33 33 33 33SMUSUM 45
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 43 38 38 38 38SMUSUM 57
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 29 29 29 29 29 29BDSP
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like 44
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 44
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 45 50 50 50 12
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 54 62 62 62 12
481   Mesprit
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28 40SwSh
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28 46SwSh
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28 48SwSh
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 19 19 19 6SwSh
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 19 19 19 1SwSh
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53 25SwSh
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 8SwSh
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 1SwSh
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 1SwSh
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 20SwSh
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
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 BDSP
179   Mareep
  Monster Field BDSP
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy BDSP
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
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, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Flatter is a move with 17PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, causing it to be confused and increasing its Special Attack stat by two stages. This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and the Muzzled status condition.

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 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 (manga)
Comemoração
  Portugal Adulação
  Serbian Laskanje
Spanish   Latin America Halago
  Spain Camelo
  Vietnamese Tâng Bốc



Variations of the move Swagger
  SwaggerFlatter


  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.