Lick (move)

Lick
したでなめる Tongue Lick
Lick VIII.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  30
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  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Lick (Japanese: したでなめる Tongue Lick) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Lick inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target. Lick cannot paralyze Ghost-type Pokémon.

Generations II to V

Lick can now paralyze Ghost-type Pokémon.

Generation VI onward

Lick's power is raised from 20 to 30.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Ghost-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of leaving the target with paralysis.
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSEColo.XD Licks with a long tongue to injure. May also paralyze.
FRLG The foe is licked and hit with a long tongue. It may also paralyze.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. It may also paralyze the target.
BWB2W2 The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 18 1 1 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
6PE
1
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 12 12 12 12SMUSUM
19PE
1
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy 19 19 13 13 13 13
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy 19 19 13 13 13 13
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field 8 7 1 1 1 1
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 1, 8 1, 7 1 1 1 1
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 5 5 5 5 1
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 6
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon 7 7 7BW
1B2W2
9XY
7ORAS
6
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 12 12 1, 12 1, 12 1
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1
511   Pansage
  Field Field 7 7 7
512   Simisage
  Field Field 1 1 1
513   Pansear
  Field Field 7 7 7
514   Simisear
  Field Field 1 1 1
515   Panpour
  Field Field 7 7 7
516   Simipour
  Field Field 1 1 1
631   Heatmor
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1 10 10
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1 10 10
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 10 10
725   Litten
  Field Field 8 6
726   Torracat
  Field Field 1, 8 1
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field 1, 8 1
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 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
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
446   Munchlax
  Monster Monster
506   Lillipup
  Field Field
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, Lick is a move with 4 base power, 100% accuracy, and 22 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly paralyzing them. This move is affected by Muzzled status condition.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 20.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★
Power: 14
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 12 14 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

Pokémon GO

  Lick
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.5 seconds
Damage window 0.2 - 0.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 3
Turns 1
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
             
By Elite Fast TM
   
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 10 → 5
    • Energy boost: 7 → 6
  • February 16, 2017
    • Duration: 0.5 → 1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 1 → 0.5 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで まひじょうたいにかえる まひじょうたいの ポケモンは わざがだせない
Conq. Aggressively lick the enemy. It may also cause the target to flinch.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, the enemy's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

       
Gastly Haunter Lickilicky Gengar
The foe is hit and licked with a long tongue.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Haunter Haunter extends its tongue and licks the opponent, usually causing paralysis.
Sabrina's Haunter The Tower of Terror Debut
Morty's Haunter From Ghost to Ghost None
Lon's Haunter Scary Hospitality! None
A wild Haunter A Haunted House for Everyone! None
  Gengar Gengar licks the opponent with its incredibly long tongue.
A giant Gengar The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis None
Morty's Gengar A Ghost of a Chance None
  Gastly Gastly extends its long tongue and licks the opponent, to whom the saliva causes paralysis, or Gastly extends its tongue to an incredible length and slaps the opponent with it.
Captain's Gastly A Shipful of Shivers None
Morty's Gastly From Ghost to Ghost None
  Kecleon Kecleon extends its long tongue and licks the opponent, causing dizziness and confusion. It can also use its tongue to hold, catch or throw objects.
Madison's Reddy The Kecleon Caper None
Alexa's Greeny The Kecleon Caper None
Harrison's Kecleon Playing with Fire! None
  Sableye Sableye licks the opponent with its slimy tongue leaving saliva on the target, which can cause confusion.
A wild Sableye Ready, Willing, and Sableye Sableye cannot legally learn Lick
  Lickitung Lickitung licks the opponent with its long tongue, usually causing paralysis or dizziness. It could also use its tongue to push and hold things.
A wild Lickitung Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
  Lickilicky Lickilicky extends its long tongue and licks the opponent, sometimes paralyzing, or Lickilicky starts to rub its tongue all over the opponent's body, confusing them.
Baron Alberto transformed as Lickilicky The Rise of Darkrai None
Baron Alberto's Lickilicky The Rise of Darkrai None
Unnamed Trainer's Lickilicky If the Scarf Fits, Wear it! None
Conway's Lickilicky Working on a Right Move! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • Maizie's Teddiursa was revealed to know Lick on the official website, but she was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 舌舔 Sihttím
Mandarin 舌舔 Shétiǎn *
舔舌頭 Tiǎn Shétou *
  Czech Olíznutí
  Danish Smaske
  Dutch Lik
  Finnish Lipaisu (EP182)
Kielihyökkäys (EP271)
  French Léchouille
  German Schlecker
  Greek Γλείψιμο
  Indonesian Jilat
  Italian Leccata
  Korean 핥기 Halgi
  Polish Lizanie*
Atak Jęzorem*
  Brazilian Portuguese Lambida (games, anime, TCG, manga)
Lamber (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Serbian Lizanje
  Spanish Lengüetazo
  Swedish Slick
  Thai ลิ้นเลีย
  Vietnamese Liếm Láp



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