Tar Shot (move)

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Tar Shot
タールショット Tar Shot
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Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Tar Shot (Japanese: タールショット Tar Shot) is a non-damaging Rock-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Coalossal.


Tar Shot lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage and doubles the effectiveness of Fire-type moves used on the target. Tar Shot will not double the effectiveness of Fire-type moves used on a target that is already under the effect of Tar Shot (but may still lower its Speed). The increased vulnerability to Fire-type attacks does not affect a Pokémon that is Terastallized, however if a Pokémon already affected by the increased vulnerability Terastallizes, the effect will remain.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Tar Shot cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user pours sticky tar over the target, lowering the target's Speed stat. The target becomes weaker to Fire-type moves.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Mineral Mineral 1, Evo. Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Tar Shot Status 2 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Speed by one stat rank. Lowers the target's Fire Type Rebuff by one rank. Gordie & Coalossal

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瀝青射擊 Lihkchēng Sehgīk
Mandarin 瀝青射擊 / 沥青射击 Lìqīng Shèjí
  French Goudronnage
  German Teerschuss
  Italian Colpocatrame
  Korean 타르샷 TareusyatIX
타르숏 TareusyotVIII
  Spanish Alquitranazo

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