Silk Trap (move)

Silk Trap
スレッドトラップ Thread Trap
Silk Trap IX.png
Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation IX
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Silk Trap (Japanese: スレッドトラップ Thread Trap) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature move of Spidops.


Main article: Protection

Silk Trap protects the user from all effects of physical and special moves that target it during the turn it is used. If Silk Trap blocks an attack that would make contact with the user, the attacker's Speed stat is lowered by one stage. (Moves that are blocked do not activate other effects that require making contact, like Rocky Helmet or Rough Skin.)

If the user goes last in the turn, the move will fail. The chance that Silk Trap will succeed also drops each time the user successfully and consecutively uses Endure, any protection move that only affects the user, Quick Guard, or Wide Guard. Each time, the chance of success is divided by 3.

Some moves will do damage through Silk Trap. Moves that break protection, like Feint, will do their full damage and remove the effects of Silk Trap. The Ability Unseen Fist allows contact moves to bypass Silk Trap.

Silk Trap is an increased priority move that will go before most attacks in a turn.


Games Description
SV The user spins a silken trap, protecting itself from damage while lowering the Speed stat of any attacker that makes direct contact.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0918     Bug Bug Evo.
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 線阱 Sinjehng
Mandarin 線阱 / 线阱 Xiànjǐng
  French Piège de Fil
  German Fadenfalle
  Italian Telatrappola
  Korean 스레드트랩 Thread Trap
  Spanish Telatrampa

Variations of the move Protect
  ProtectDetectKing's ShieldSpiky ShieldBaneful BunkerObstructSilk TrapBurning Bulwark

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