Tail Slap (move)

Tail Slap
スイープビンタ Sweep Slap
Tail Slap VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  25
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Tail Slap (Japanese: スイープビンタ Sweep Slap) is a damage-dealing Normal-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation V. Prior to Generation VIII, it was the signature move of Minccino and Cinccino. It is TM84 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Tail Slap inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 35% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 35% chance it will hit 3 times, a 15% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 15% chance it will hit 5 times. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Tail Slap may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If the target has Weak Armor, Stamina, or an Ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Tail Slap unless it misses.

If a Focus Sash or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.

If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the Pokémon two to five times in a row.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the target two to five times in a row.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
572   Minccino
  Field Field 25 25 25 32
573   Cinccino
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
827   Nickit
  Field Field 32
828   Thievul
  Field Field 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM84
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
572   Minccino
  Field Field
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
819   Skwovet
  Field Field
820   Greedent
  Field Field
827   Nickit
  Field Field
828   Thievul
  Field Field
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
190   Aipom
  Field Field USUM
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
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 Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 23
Accuracy: 85%
Effect: Attacks the target two to five times. If there are multiple Pokémon in the target area and the move fails to hit all of them, it will only hit each Pokémon once.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the Pokémon two to five times in a row.
MDGtI
SMD
It damages an enemy 2 to 5 times in a row.


In the anime

       
Cinccino
The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Cinccino Cinccino's entire tail glows white and it hits the opponent multiple times with it.
Moira's Cinccinoette Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 掃尾拍打 Souméih Paakdá *
掃巴掌 Sou Bājéung *
Mandarin 掃尾拍打 / 扫尾拍打 Sǎowěi Pāidǎ *
掃巴掌 Sǎo Bāzhang *
French   Canada Coud'keu
  Europe Plumo-Queue
  German Kehrschelle
  Italian Spazzasberla
  Korean 스위프뺨치기 Sweep Fyamchigi
  Polish Moc Ogona
Portuguese   Brazil Tapa de Cauda
  Portugal Palmada de Cauda
Spanish   Latin America Golpe de Cola
  Spain Plumerazo
  Vietnamese Quét Đuôi



Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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