Play Rough (move)

Play Rough
じゃれつく Frolic
Play Rough IX.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  90%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Play Rough (Japanese: じゃれつく Frolic) is a damage-dealing Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was TM44 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, TR90 in Generation VIII, and is TM127 in Generation IX.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Let's Snuggle Forever by Mimikyu holding Mimikium Z.

Effect

Play Rough inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  85  65  105
Accuracy  90%  90%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May lower the target's offensive stats.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.
LA The user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target’s offensive stats.
SV The user attacks by playing rough with the target. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy 40 40
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 5
0052     Field Field 35 44 44 44
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 35 44 44
0053     Field Field 1 1 47 54 54 54
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 47 54 54
0058     Field Field 35 48 48 48
0059     Field Field 1 1 1
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy 45XY
23ORAS
23 21 21 21
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy 50XY
25ORAS
25 25 25 25
0209     Field Fairy 37 37 37 37
0210     Field Fairy 43 43 43 43
0216     Field Field 25 29
0217     Field Field 25 29
0241     Field Field 45 45
0261     Field Field 46 46 44
0262     Field Field 56 56 56
0264     Field Field 1 1
0287     Field Field 38ORAS 38 38 38
0288     Field Field 1
0289     Field Field 1
0300     Field Fairy 49XY
46ORAS
46 46
0301     Field Fairy 1
0303    
 
Field Fairy 1, 60XY
1, 49ORAS
1, 49 48 48
0313     Bug Human-Like 43ORAS 43 43 40
0314     Bug Human-Like 43ORAS 43 43 43
0427     Field Human-Like 31
0428     Field Human-Like 31
0431     Field Field 50 50 50 31
0432     Field Field 1 31
0441    
 
Flying Flying 43
0492  
Shaymin
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 46
0506     Field Field 45 45 20
0507     Field Field 52 52 24
0508     Field Field 63 63 24
0509     Field Field 49 49 40
0510     Field Field 58 58 52
0684     Fairy Fairy 49 49 33
0685     Fairy Fairy 49 49 33
0700     Field Field 25
0702    
 
Field Fairy 42 42 45 45
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral 43 43 40 40
0764     Grass Grass 49 39 39
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 46 54 54
0835     Field Field 45
0836     Field Field 55
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like 40 40
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like 46 46
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like 48 48
0878     Field Mineral 45 45
0879     Field Mineral 51 51
0901    
 
Field Field 25 29
0906     Field Grass 36
0907     Field Grass 42
0908    
 
Field Grass 47
0924     Field Fairy 26
0925  
Maushold
All forms
  Field Fairy 29
0926     Field Mineral 18
0927     Field Mineral 18
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy 35
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy 35
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy 35
0971     Field Field 32
0972     Field Field 36
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0058     Field Field
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0059     Field Field
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0077     Field Field
0077  
Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0078     Field Field
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0087    
 
Water 1 Field
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0155     Field Field
0156     Field Field
0157     Field Field
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0161     Field Field
0162     Field Field
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0174    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0182     Grass Grass
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0216     Field Field
0217     Field Field
0231     Field Field
0232     Field Field
0241     Field Field
0261     Field Field
0262     Field Field
0264     Field Field
0287     Field Field
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0333    
 
Flying Dragon
0334    
 
Flying Dragon
0359     Field Field
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0403     Field Field
0404     Field Field
0405     Field Field
0417     Field Fairy
0421     Fairy Grass
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0434    
 
Field Field
0435    
 
Field Field
0441    
 
Flying Flying
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0492  
Shaymin
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0506     Field Field
0507     Field Field
0508     Field Field
0509     Field Field
0510     Field Field
0547    
 
Grass Fairy
0572     Field Field
0573     Field Field
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0586  
Sawsbuck
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0594     Water 1 Water 2
0613     Field Field
0614     Field Field
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0672     Field Field
0673     Field Field
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0684     Fairy Fairy
0685     Fairy Fairy
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0696    
 
Monster Dragon
0697    
 
Monster Dragon
0700     Field Field
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0728     Water 1 Field
0729     Water 1 Field
0730    
 
Water 1 Field
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0743    
 
Bug Fairy
0744     Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
0761     Grass Grass
0762     Grass Grass
0763     Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0788    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0827     Field Field
0828     Field Field
0835     Field Field
0836     Field Field
0856     Fairy Fairy
0857     Fairy Fairy
0858    
 
Fairy Fairy
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0863     Field Field
0869  
Alcremie
All forms
  Fairy Amorphous
0873    
 
Bug Bug
0876  
Indeedee
All forms
 
 
Fairy Fairy
0878     Field Mineral
0879     Field Mineral
0888  
Zacian
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0901    
 
Field Field
0905  
Enamorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0906     Field Grass
0907     Field Grass
0908    
 
Field Grass
0915     Field Field
0916  
Oinkologne
All forms
  Field Field
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0924     Field Fairy
0925  
Maushold
All forms
  Field Fairy
0926     Field Mineral
0927     Field Mineral
0942     Field Field
0943     Field Field
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy
0971     Field Field
0972     Field Field
0974     Field Field
0975     Field Field
0984    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0991    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1016    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1017  
Ogerpon
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0216     Field Field
0231     Field Field
0261     Field Field
0333    
 
Flying Dragon USUM
0359     Field Field
0434    
 
Field Field
0613     Field Field
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0761     Grass Grass
0775     Field Field
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0942     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 2015 Tanabata Jirachi
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0025     Field Fairy Pikachu the Unrivaled
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0334    
 
Flying Dragon Wild Tera Pokémon - West Province (Area Three)SV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Play Rough inflicts damage and may lower the enemy's Attack by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 20 99 13 30 90% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

  Play Rough
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.9 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 2.7 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 90
Energy cost 60
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                   
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 50 → 55
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 55 → 90

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Play Rough
★★★★
Attack power 46.1219
Charge time 0.62 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower the foe's Attack

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Move gauge cost MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Play Rough Physical 3 111 133 90% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Attack by one stat rank. Mina & Granbull
Lyra (Summer 2020) & Jigglypuff
Gloria & Zacian
Valerie & Mawile
Poppy & Tinkaton
Scottie/Bettie & Clefairy/ClefableEgg (Support/tech roles only)
Users of Metronome (small chance)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Attack.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Play Rough is Azumarill's first move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 and upgrading Bubble into it instead of Water Pulse. The move increases movement speed by 35% for 4s and changes the next basic attack. When performing the next basic attack, lunge at one enemy in range and deliver repeated blows; dealing damage to that target and leave it unable to act for .75s. Using Play Rough will overwrite any active Aqua Tail attack change. At level 13, the move further increases movement speed when used, and also the cooldown is decreased by 1.5s.

Description

Games Description
SMD It damages an enemy. It could lower the enemy's Attack.*
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Attack.*


In the anime

 
Mimikyu
 
Mega Altaria
The user plays rough with the target and attacks it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Mimikyu jumps towards the opponent and cloaks it with a thick, white smoke surrounded by stars. It then hits the opponent multiple times with its stick.
Jessie's Mimikyu Loading the Dex! Debut
  Mega Altaria flies at the opponent and surrounds them with its wings and plumage. It then hits the opponent with its wings. Yellow sparks of energy appear around Mega Altaria as the opponent takes damage.
Drasna's Altaria Taking Two For The Team! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 嬉鬧 Hēinaauh
Mandarin 嬉鬧 / 嬉闹 Xīnào
  Dutch Ruw spel
  French Câlinerie
  German Knuddler
  Italian Carineria
  Korean 치근거리기 Chigeun-georigi
  Polish Szorstka Gra
  Portuguese Jogo Duro
  Russian Жёсткая Игра Zhyostkaya igra
  Spanish Carantoña
  Thai คลอเคลีย


Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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