Tail Slap inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a ~33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a ~33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a ~16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a ~16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit ~3.167 times on average, giving it an average power of ~79.2. 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.
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.
Table 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.
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.