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ほっぺすりすり Cheek Rub
Nuzzle VII.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  20
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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.



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.


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


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 23XY
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 19 19
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field 15 15
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 20 20
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 21
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 Pikachu PikachuLv. 10
ElectricIC Big.png 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


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

In the anime

None.png Clemont Dedenne Nuzzle.png None.png None.png
The user electrifies its cheeks and nuzzles against the target, paralyzing them.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
702 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

In other generations


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 *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Knuffel
France Flag.png French Frotte-Frimousse
Germany Flag.png German Wangenrubbler
Israel Flag.png Hebrew חיכוך Hikuch
Italy Flag.png Italian Elettrococcola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼부비부비 Bolbubibubi
Poland Flag.png Polish Mizianie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Chamego (anime, SM Promo-present)
Fosso (XY-Generations)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Mimos
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Frote
Spain Flag.png Spain Moflete Estático

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