Tickle (move)

Tickle
くすぐる Tickle
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Tickle (Japanese: くすぐる Tickle) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Tickle reduces the target's Attack and Defense stats by one stage each.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Tickle, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Makes the foe laugh to lower Attack and Defense.
FRLG The foe is made to laugh, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Colo.XD Makes the target laugh to lower Attack and Defense.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass 46 47 47BW
46B2W2
44 44 44
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 43 43 43 43 43
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 46 48 48 48 48
190   Aipom
  Field Field 25 15 15 15 15
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 15 15 15 15
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass 47 47BW
46B2W2
46 46 44
572   Minccino
  Field Field 9 9 9 36
573   Cinccino
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 7 7 7 8
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 38 65
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 10
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
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
133   Eevee
  Field Field
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
172   Pichu
  Field Fairy
173   Cleffa
  Fairy Fairy
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
511   Pansage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
174   Igglybuff
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PokéPark Eggs
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like Chief Golgo's Sableye
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, Tickle is a move with 17PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front of them, and lowers their Attack and Defense by one stage each. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Reduces the target's Attack and Defense by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Attack and Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの こうげき ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
It lowers the enemy's Attack and Defense.
MDRTDX It tickles an enemy, making them giggle and lowering their Attack and Defense.


In the anime

       
Bianca's Minccino Team Rocket's Minccino Mime Jr. Whiscash
The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Whiscash Whiscash tickles the opponent with its whiskers, weakening the opponent's defensive capabilities and attack strength.
Juan's Whiscash Eight Ain't Enough Debut
  Mime Jr. Mime Jr. tickles the opponent with its hands; or, Mime Jr. makes tickling gestures in the air and blue energy comes off its body and tickles the opponent.
James's Mime Jr. Spontaneous Combusken! None
  Minccino Minccino uses its tail to tickle the opponent, causing them to laugh uncontrollably.
Bianca's Minccino Minccino—Neat and Tidy! None
Team Rocket's Minccino Gotta Catch a What?! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 撓癢 Náauhyéuhng
Mandarin 撓癢 / 挠痒 Náoyǎng
  Czech Šimravý útok
  Dutch Kietel
  Finnish Kutitus
  French Chatouille
  German Spaßkanone
  Greek Γαργάλημα Gargalema
  Hindi Gudd Gudi गुद गुदि
  Indonesian Gelitik
  Italian Solletico
  Korean 간지르기 Ganjireugi
  Polish Łaskotki
  Portuguese Cócegas
  Romanian Gâdilatul
  Serbian Golicanje
  Spanish Cosquillas
  Vietnamese Chọc Lét



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