Play Nice (move)

Play Nice
なかよくする Make Friends
Play Nice VIII.png
Play Nice VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the more the crowd is excited.

Play Nice (Japanese: なかよくする Make Friends) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation VI.

Effect

Play Nice lowers the target's Attack stat by one stage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. It will hit the target even if it has used Protect, Detect, or Spiky Shield, but will fail if the target is protected by Crafty Shield.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Play Nice, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Play Nice can be used as a part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Circle Throw, Seismic Toss, Sky Drop, Smack Down, Storm Throw and Vital Throw) to give an extra three appeal points if any of them is used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user and the target become friends, and the target loses its will to fight. This lowers the target's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 7 7SMUSUM 1SwShBDSP
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1SwShBDSP
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 10XY
8ORAS
9SMUSUM
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 4SwShBDSP
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field 25 25 25BDSP
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 25 25 25BDSP
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 1, 21XY
1ORAS
1 1BDSP
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1BDSP
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 1BDSP
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 1 1 1BDSP
511   Pansage
  Field Field 1 1
513   Pansear
  Field Field 1 1
515   Panpour
  Field Field 1 1
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 8 8 4
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2 1
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field 15 15 12
614   Beartic
  Field Field 9 15 12
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy 8 8 3
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy 8 1, 8 1
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass 5 4
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass 1, 5 1
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass 1
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1
856   Hatenna
  Fairy Fairy 1
857   Hattrem
  Fairy Fairy 1
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1
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

Description

Games Description
SMD
MDRTDX
It lowers the enemy's Attack.


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 和睦相處 Wòhmuhk Sēungchyu
Mandarin 和睦相處 / 和睦相处 Hémù Xiāngchǔ
  French Camaraderie
  German Kameradschaft
  Italian Simpatia
  Korean 친해지기 Chinhaejigi
  Polish Miła Gra
  Spanish Camaradería



Variations of the move Confide
  ConfidePlay Nice


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