Lovely Kiss (move)

Lovely Kiss
あくまのキッス Demon's Kiss
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Lovely Kiss (Japanese: あくまのキッス Demon's Kiss) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It appears to be a sleep counterpart to Sweet Kiss. It is the signature move of Jynx.

Effect

Generations I to VII

Lovely Kiss causes the target to fall asleep.

Pokémon with Insomnia or Vital Spirit as their Ability are unaffected by Lovely Kiss. Pokémon under the effect of Sweet Veil are also unaffected by Lovely Kiss.

In the Generation I handheld games only, Lovely Kiss can affect a target behind a substitute.

Lovely Kiss can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Lovely Kiss, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII onward

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Lovely Kiss could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that puts the target to sleep with a big kiss. (Actually, the victim passes out.)
Stad2 A special move that puts the target to sleep with a big kiss. (Actually, the victim faints.)
GSC May cause the foe to fall asleep.
RSEColo.XD Demands a kiss with a scary face that induces sleep.
FRLG The user forces a kiss on the foe with a scary face that induces sleep.
DPPtPBR With a scary face, the user forces a kiss on the foe. It may make the target fall asleep.
HGSS With a scary face, the user tries to force a kiss on the foe. If it succeeds, the target falls asleep.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
With a scary face, the user tries to force a kiss on the target. If it succeeds, the target falls asleep.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1, 9 1, 9 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8SMUSUM
35PE
40
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
238   Smoochum
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like GS
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field New York Pokémon Center
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field New York Pokémon Center
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1 New York Pokémon Center
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass New York Pokémon Center
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster New York Pokémon Center
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy New York Pokémon Center
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, Lovely Kiss is a move with 13PP and 100% accuracy. It targets all opposing Pokémon one tile away from the user, and puts them to sleep if possible. This move is affected by Taunt, Magic Coat, and the Muzzled status condition.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 88% and its PP to 11.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes all foes around the user go to sleep, causing them to be incapable of action.
MDTDS Afflicts all enemies within a 1-tile range with a Sleep status condition. A Pokémon with the Sleep status is incapable of action.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる すいみんじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It makes an enemy go to sleep.


In the anime

       
Santa Claus's Jynx Santa Claus's Jynx Nurse Joy's Jynx Erica's Jynx
The user forces a kiss on the foe. It may make the target fall asleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Jynx Jynx's lips glow pink and she kisses the opponent. Seconds later, the opponent falls asleep. Jynx blows a kiss at the opponent, releasing a pink heart-shaped or lip-shaped wave at the opponent. When the wave hits the opponent, it falls asleep.
Santa Claus's Jynx Holiday Hi-Jynx Debut
Nurse Joy's Jynx EP250 None
Erica's Jynx Pacifidlog Jam None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In the game data of Pokémon Gold and Silver, Smoochum is programmed to learn Lovely Kiss as an Egg Move, but no male Pokémon that can know it are in Smoochum's Egg Group, making it impossible to pass down the move legitimately. It no longer has it as an Egg Move in Pokémon Crystal.
  • Its Japanese name correlates with its animations in the Generation II and III games, as well as Battle Revolution, in which a demon floats down from the top of the screen and kisses the opponent.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 惡魔之吻 Okmō-jī Máhn *
魔鬼之吻 Mōgwái-jī Máhn *
Mandarin 惡魔之吻 / 恶魔之吻 È'mó-zhī Wěn
  Czech Polibek
  Danish Kissemisse
  Dutch Nachtkus
  Finnish Suukkonen (Holiday Hi-Jynx)
Sulosuudelma (AG116)
  French Grobisou
  German Todeskuss
  Greek Γλυκό Φιλί
  Italian Demonbacio
  Korean 악마의키스 Angmauikiseu
  Polish Miłosny Pocałunek
Portuguese   Brazil Beijo Amoroso (TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Beijo Adorável
  Portugal Beijo Amoroso
  Russian Прекрасный поцелуй
  Serbian Divan Poljubac
Spanish   Latin America Beso Amoroso (Holiday Hi-Jynx)
Beso de Amor (AG116)
  Spain Beso Amoroso
  Vietnamese Nụ Hôn Ma Quái



Variations of the move Lovely Kiss
  Lovely KissSleep PowderSweet Kiss
Formerly a variation
  Will-O-Wisp


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