Tangling Hair (Ability)

Tangling Hair カーリーヘアー
Curly Hair
Flavor text
Generation VII
Contact with the Pokémon lowers the attacker's Speed stat.
Generation VIII
Contact with the Pokémon lowers the attacker's Speed stat.

Tangling Hair (Japanese: カーリーヘアー Curly Hair) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Alolan Diglett and Alolan Dugtrio.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, the Speed of the attacking Pokémon is decreased by one stage.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move that makes contact (such as Fury Swipes), each hit activates this Ability.

Outside of battle

Tangling Hair has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Tangling Hair

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Diglett
Alolan Form
Ground Steel Sand Veil Tangling Hair Sand Force
  Dugtrio
Alolan Form
Ground Steel Sand Veil Tangling Hair Sand Force
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In the anime

       
Alolan Dugtrio
The Pokémon can grab and bind any nearby opponents with its hair.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dugtrio Alolan Dugtrio can grab and bind any nearby opponents with its hair.
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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 捲髮 Gyúnfaat
Mandarin 捲髮 / 卷发 Juǎnfǎ
  Danish Sammenfiltredt hår
  Finnish Roikkutukka
  French Mèche Rebelle
  German Lockenkopf
  Italian Boccolidoro
  Korean 컬리헤어 Curly Hair
  Norwegian Sammenfiltret hår
  Polish Splątane Włosy
Portuguese   Brazil Cabelo Desgrenhado
  Portugal Cabelos Rebeldes
  Russian Спутавшиеся Волосы Sputavshiyesya Volosy
  Spanish Rizos Rebeldes
  Swedish Tangling Hair



Variations of the Ability Gooey
GooeyTangling Hair


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