Tar Shot (move)

Tar Shot
タールショット Tar Shot
Tar Shot IX.png
Tar Shot IX 2.png
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 one of the signature moves of Coalossal.


Tar Shot lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage. In addition, it 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).

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
839   Coalossal
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.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
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
  Czech Dehetová Střela
  French Goudronnage
  German Teerschuss
  Italian Colpocatrame
  Korean 타르샷 TareusyatIX
타르숏 TareusyotVIII
  Spanish Alquitranazo

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