Nuzzle (move)

Nuzzle
ほっぺすりすり Cheek Rub
Nuzzle VIII.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  20
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Nuzzle (Japanese: ほっぺすりすり Cheek Rub) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation VI.

Effect

Nuzzle inflicts damage and paralyzes its target when it hits.

Nuzzle can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if the move Charge was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Hex and Smelling Salts to give extra three appeal points if either of them is used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user attacks by nuzzling its electrified cheeks against the target. This also leaves the target with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 23XY
29ORAS
29SMUSUM 1
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 12
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1BDSP
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1BDSP
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy 19 19 19BDSP
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 15 15 1
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy 20 20 1
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy 21 1
835   Yamper
  Field Field 5
836   Boltund
  Field Field 1
848   Toxel
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 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
856   Hatenna
  Fairy Fairy
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   PikachuLv. 10
  Field Fairy Pokémon Cafe Pikachu
Yokohama Pikachu
Satay King Pikachu
Beginner Trainer Pikachu
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 20 24 100% An opponent Leaves the target paralyzed.

Description

Games Description
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

       
Dedenne Raichu
The user electrifies its cheeks and nuzzles against the target, paralyzing them.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dedenne Dedenne rubs its cheeks repeatedly until they generate static electricity. It then nuzzles its cheeks against the target, shocking them and leaving them paralyzed.
Clemont's Dedenne A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship! Debut
Wikstrom's Dedenne Searching for Chivalry! None
  Raichu Raichu rubs its cheeks repeatedly until they generate static electricity. It then nuzzles its cheeks against the target, shocking them.
Goh's Raichu JN096 None


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蹭蹭臉頰 Cangcang Lihmgaap *
擦擦臉珠 Chaatchaat Lihmjyū *
擦擦臉頰 Chaatchaat Lihmgaap *
碰碰臉頰 Pungpung Lihmgaap *
Mandarin 蹭蹭臉頰 / 蹭蹭脸颊 Cèngcèng Liǎnjiá *
碰碰臉頰 Pèngpèng Liǎnjiá *
  Dutch Knuffel
  French Frotte-Frimousse
  German Wangenrubbler
  Hebrew חיכוך Hikuch
  Italian Elettrococcola
  Korean 볼부비부비 Bolbubibubi
  Polish Mizianie
Portuguese   Brazil Chamego (anime, SM Promo-present)
Fosso (XY-Generations)
  Portugal Mimos
Spanish   Latin America Frote
  Spain Moflete Estático



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