Tail Whip (move)

Tail Whip
しっぽをふる Tail Wag
Tail Whip IX.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.

Generations I to II

In the Generation I and II core series games, when an in-game opponent outside of the Battle Tower uses Tail Whip, the move has a 25% chance to fail.

Generation III onwards

Tail Whip can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Charm was used in the previous 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.
SwShBDSPLA The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stats.
SV The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Defense stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0007     Monster Water 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 1 1 1
0008     Monster Water 1 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 5 1 1 1
0009     Monster Water 1 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 5 1 1 1
0019     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1
0019  
Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 3
0020     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, 3 1
0020  
Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1, 3
0025     Field Fairy 6Y 6 6 5 5 1 1 3 1 1 1
0026     Field Fairy - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
0029     Monster Field 21RGB
23Y
23 8 7 7 7 7 3 10 10
0030     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23RGB
27Y
27 8 7 7 7 7 1, 3 1 1
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0037     Field Field 1 1 5 4 4 4 4 3 1 1 1
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 4 3 1 1
0038     Field Field 1 - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field - 1 1 1
0054     Water 1 Field 28 5 5 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4 5 1 1 1
0055     Water 1 Field 1, 28 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1, 5 1 1 1
0077     Field Field 30 8 9 10DP
6PtHGSS
4 4 4 1 5 5
0077  
Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field 5
0078     Field Field 1, 30 1, 8 1, 9 1, 10DP
1, 6PtHGSS
1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1 1 1
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0104     Monster Monster 13Y 5 5 3 3 3 3 2 4 4
0105     Monster Monster 1, 13Y 1, 5 1, 5 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 2 1 1
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster 1, 3 1, 2 1
0111    
 
Monster Field 35 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0112    
 
Monster Field 1, 35 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0113     Fairy Fairy 1Y 9 5 5 5 5 5 8 4 4 4
0115     Monster Monster 31 19 13 10 10 10 10 11 1 1
0118     Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0119     Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0128     Field Field 28 4 4RSE
1FRLG
3 3 3 3 6 1 1 1
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
  Field Field 1
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
 
 
Field Field 1
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
 
 
Field Field 1
0133     Field Field 31RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
3 1 1 1
0134     Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
1, 3 1 1 1
0135     Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
1, 3 1 1 1
0136     Field Field 37RGB
1Y
1 1 1 1 1 1
1, 3 1 1 1
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6 6 5 5 5 5 1 1 1
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy 6 6 7 7BW
2B2W2
2 2 1 1 1
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy 1, 6 1, 6 1, 7 1, 7BW
1, 2B2W2
1, 2 1, 2 1 1 1
0187    
 
Fairy Grass 5 5 7 7 6 6 6 4
0188    
 
Fairy Grass 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1
0189    
 
Fairy Grass 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1
0190     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0194    
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field 1
0195    
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0196     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0197     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0209     Field Fairy 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1
0210     Field Fairy 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1
0242     Fairy Fairy 7 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
0263     Field Field 5 5 5 5 5 6 6
0264     Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1 1
0298    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6 7 7BW
2B2W2
2 2 1 1 1
0300     Field Fairy 3 1 1 1 1 1
0301     Field Fairy - - - - - 1
0352     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
0418     Water 1 Field - - - - 7 -
0419     Water 1 Field - - - - 7 -
0424     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
0464    
 
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0470     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0471     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0498     Field Field 3 3 3 3
0499    
 
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
0500    
 
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
0501     Field Field 5 5 5 5
0502     Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
0503     Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0522     Field Field 4 4 4 4
0523     Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
0550  
Basculin
Red- and
Blue-Striped Forms
  Water 2 Water 2 - 1 1 1 1
0550  
Basculin
White-Striped Form
  Water 2 Water 2 1
0587    
 
Field Field 7 7 7 1
0653     Field Field 1 1 1
0654     Field Field 1 1 1
0655    
 
Field Field 1 1 1
0672     Field Field 9 9 9
0673     Field Field 9 1, 9 1
0676  
Furfrou
All forms
  Field Field 15 15
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon 9 9 15 15
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon 9 9 15 15
0694    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
0695    
 
Monster Dragon - - 1
0696    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
0697    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
0700     Field Field 1 1 1 1
0702    
 
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
0808     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 8
0809     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, 9 1
0819     Field Field 1 1
0820     Field Field 1 1
0827     Field Field 1
0828     Field Field 1
0835     Field Field 1
0836     Field Field 1
0877    
 
Field Fairy 1 1
0896     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0897     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0898  
Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0898  
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0902  
Basculegion
All forms
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1
0906     Field Grass 1
0907     Field Grass 1
0908    
 
Field Grass 1
0915     Field Field 1
0916  
Oinkologne
All forms
  Field Field 1
0926     Field Mineral 6
0927     Field Mineral 6
0971     Field Field 6
0972     Field Field 6
0980    
 
Water 1 Field 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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0052     Field Field HGSS
0417     Field Fairy -
0431     Field Field
0572     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

Tail Whip lowers the enemy's Defense by one stage. This move is affected by Magic Coat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 22 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 22 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 22 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 20 99 100% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 20 99 100% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Tail Whip could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Tail Whip could be seen as a move used by Boss Pikachu, Vulpix and Ponyta.

  Tail Whip
Charge time 1.96 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Enemy
Additional effect Lowers the foe's Defense

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 wags its tail back and forth at the opponent.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
  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
  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 ColpocodaIII+
Colpo-CodaIII
  Korean 꼬리흔들기 Kkoriheundeulgi
  Norwegian Halepisk
  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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