Tail Whip (move)

Tail Whip
しっぽをふる Tail Wag
Tail Whip VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Tail Whip (Japanese: しっぽをふる Tail Wag) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Tail Whip decreases the Defense stat of all adjacent opponents by one stage.

Tail Whip can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if the move Charm was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Tail Whip, the user's Attack stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A move that lower the target's Defense. Useful against tough, armored Pokémon.
GSC Lowers the foe's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Wags the tail to lower the foe's Defense.
FRLG The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe lower its Defense stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user wags its tail cutely, making the foe less wary. The target's Defense stat is lowered.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stat.
SwSh The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4SMUSUM
5PE
1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 5PE
1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 5PE
1
019   Rattata
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
3PE
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1SMUSUM
3PE
020   Raticate
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 6Y 6 6 5 5 1 1SMUSUM
3PE
1
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 21RGB
23Y
23 8 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
3PE
10
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 23RGB
27Y
27 8 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 1 1 5 4 4 4 4SMUSUM
3PE
1
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 4SMUSUM
3PE
1
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1 1PE 1
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1PE 1
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field 28 5 5 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4SMUSUM
5PE
1
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field 1, 28 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 5PE
1
077   Ponyta
  Field Field 30 8 9 10DP
6PtHGSS
4 4 4SMUSUM
1PE
5
077   Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field 5
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 1, 30 1, 8 1, 9 1, 10DP
1, 6PtHGSS
1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1PE
1
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster 13Y 5 5 3 3 3 3SMUSUM
2PE
4
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster 1, 13Y 1, 5 1, 5 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3SMUSUM
1, 2PE
1
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster 1, 3SMUSUM
1, 2PE
1
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 35 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 1, 35 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 1Y 9 5 5 5 5 5SMUSUM
8PE
4
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster 31 19 13 10 10 10 10SMUSUM
11PE
1
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
128   Tauros
  Field Field 28 4 4RSE
1FRLG
3 3 3 3SMUSUM
6PE
1
133   Eevee
  Field Field 31RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
3PE
1
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1
136   Flareon
  Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
1
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6 5 5 5 5 1
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy 6 6 7 7BW
2B2W2
2 2 1
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy 1, 6 1, 6 1, 7 1, 7BW
1, 2B2W2
1, 2 1, 2 1
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 5 5 7 7 6 6
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6
190   Aipom
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
196   Espeon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy 4 4 1 1 1 1
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy 4 4 1 1 1 1
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 7 4 5 5 5 5 4
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 5 5 5 5 5 6
264   Linoone
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 7 7BW
2B2W2
2 2 1
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy 3 1 1 1 1
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
498   Tepig
  Field Field 3 3 3
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
501   Oshawott
  Field Field 5 5 5
502   Dewott
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
503   Samurott
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
522   Blitzle
  Field Field 4 4 4
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 7 7 7 1
653   Fennekin
  Field Field 1 1
654   Braixen
  Field Field 1 1
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field 1 1
672   Skiddo
  Field Field 9 9
673   Gogoat
  Field Field 9 1, 9
676   Furfrou
  Field Field 15 15
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 9 9 15
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 9 9 15
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon 1
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 1 1 1
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1 1
808   Meltan
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 9PE 8
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, 9PE 1
819   Skwovet
  Field Field 1
820   Greedent
  Field Field 1
827   Nickit
  Field Field 1
828   Thievul
  Field Field 1
835   Yamper
  Field Field 1
836   Boltund
  Field Field 1
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 1
896   Glastrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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
052   Meowth
  Field Field HGSS
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
431   Glameow
  Field Field
572   Minccino
  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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Tail Whip is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front of them and lowers their Defense by one stage. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Defense by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It lowers the enemy's Defense.


In the anime

       
Alolan Raticate Psyduck Marill
The user wags its tail cutely.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Psyduck Psyduck wags its tail back and forth at the opponent.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
  Marill Marill jumps into the air above the opponent and hits its face lightly with the orb on the end of its tail once or repeatedly.
Marill (Pikachu shorts) Pikachu's Exploration Club None
  Raticate Alolan Raticate hits the opponent with its tail.
Totem Raticate A Team-on-Team Tussle! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 搖尾巴 Yìuh Méihbā *
揮舞尾巴 Fāimóuh Méihbā *
Mandarin 搖尾巴 / 摇尾巴 Yáo Wěiba
  Czech Šlehnutí ocasem
  Danish Halepisk
  Dutch Staart Zweep (EP032)
Kwispel
  Finnish Pyrstölyönti
  French Mimi-Queue
  German Rutenschlag
  Greek Λίκνισμα Ουράς Líkvisma Ourás
  Italian Colpocoda
  Korean 꼬리흔들기 Kkoriheundeulgi
  Norwegian Halepisk
  Polish Atak Kuperkiem (EP032-EP066)
Machanie Kuperkiem (EP032)
  Brazilian Portuguese Chicote de Cauda (anime, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Cauda Chicote (TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Serbian Bičevanje repom
Spanish   Latin America Golpe de Cola
  Spain Látigo
  Swedish Svanspiska
  Turkish Kuyruk Sallama
  Vietnamese Vẫy Đuôi



Variations of the move Leer
  LeerTail Whip


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