Tri Attack (move)

Tri Attack
トライアタック Tri Attack
Tri Attack VIII.png
Tri Attack VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Tri Attack (Japanese: トライアタック Tri Attack) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM49 in Generation I and TM28 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It is TR19 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation I

Tri Attack inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation II

Tri Attack does damage and has a 20% chance of either paralyzing, freezing, or burning the target. Each ailment has an equal chance of being inflicted.

Tri Attack can paralyze Electric types, burn Fire types and freeze Ice types.

Tri Attack has a 1/3 chance of thawing a frozen target.

Generation III to V

Tri Attack can no longer burn Fire types or freeze Ice types.

Tri Attack can no longer thaw a frozen target.

Tri Attack can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining two extra appeal points if Lock-On was used in the previous turn.

Generation VI onwards

Tri Attack can no longer paralyze Electric types.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Normal-type attack. A triangular field of energy is created and launched at the target.
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. A triangular field of energy is created and launched.
GSC Fires three kinds of beams at once.
RSE Fires three types of beams at the same time.
FRLG A simultaneous 3-beam attack that may paralyze, burn, or freeze the foe.
Colo.XD Fires three beams. May cause BRN, FRZ, or PAR.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also paralyze, burn, or freeze the target.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or leave the target with paralysis.
SMUSUMPE The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or paralyze the target.
SwSh The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. This may also burn, freeze, or paralyze the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 1C 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, Evo.PE
1
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1SMUSUM
1, Evo.PE
1
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 35C 44 1 1 1XY
30ORAS
1, Evo. 1, Evo.
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying 40 21 21
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying 45 21 21 34 34 34XY
25ORAS
1, Evo.
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 42 36 36 51 51 50 50SMUSUM
22PE
45
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 36 36 51 51 50 50 45
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 1
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 51 51 50 50 45
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, Evo.
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon 1 1 1 1
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 44 44 44
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 75 35
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 75 35
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM49
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM28
VIII
TR19
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying PE
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying PE
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy PE
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy PE
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy PE
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy PE
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field PE
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field PE
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral PE
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying PE
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 PE
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 PE
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy PE
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 PE
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 PE
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral PE
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
898   Calyrex
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field New York Pokémon Center
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, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Tri Attack is a move with base power of 6, 7 PP and 100% accuracy.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 117 140 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of leaving the target burned, paralyzed, or frozen.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a small chance of leaving the target burned, paralyzed, or frozen.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Tri Attack is a Charged Attack that has been available since September 20, 2020.

  Tri Attack
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 75
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.5 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 2.4 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 50  
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Attack
  1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
 
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause a burn, paralysis, or leave the target frozen.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition, a Burn condition, or a Frozen condition.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで まひじょうたい やけどじょうたい こおりじょうたいの どれかにかえる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Paralysis, Burn, or Frozen status condition.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also cause paralysis, cause a burn, or make an enemy frozen.


In the anime

       
Mega Alakazam Magneton Hydreigon Alolan Dugtrio
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack or launches a triangular field of energy.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dodrio Dodrio opens its beaks and positions its heads so that each beak becomes a corner in the shape of a triangle. An orb of energy then forms inside Dodrio's beaks, the right one colored green, the top one indigo and the left one red. A red triangle then forms in between the orbs. Once the triangle starts to turn indigo, Dodrio fires the triangle at the opponent.
Falkner's Dodrio Fighting Flyer with Fire Debut
  Magneton The three screws on Magneton's body glow white, and the white energy connects, forming a triangle. Magneton then shoots the white triangle at the opponent.
Jackson's Magneton Tie One On! None
  Hydreigon Hydreigon opens the mouths on its three heads and charges an orb of energy before each of them, all with different colors. It then fires an Ice-type move from the left arm head, a Fire-type move from the middle head, and an Electric-type move from the right arm head at the opponent.
Cameron's Hydreigon Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
  Dugtrio Alolan Dugtrio spins around, sometimes rapidly, then an orb of yellow electric energy, light blue ice energy, and orange fire energy form around Alolan Dugtrio. Each of the heads then fires an electric, ice, and fire attack, from each ball respectively at the opponent.
DJ Leo's Jessica, Ashley, and Michael Getting the Band Back Together! None
  Alakazam Mega Alakazam forms an orb of yellow electric energy, light blue ice energy, and orange fire energy around its body. It then fires each orb at the opponent in succession. The attack can leave the opponent paralyzed, frozen, or burned.
Gurkinn's Alakazam JN084 None


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 三重攻擊 Sāamchùhng Gūnggīk *
三角攻擊 Sāamgok Gūnggīk *
Mandarin 三重攻擊 / 三重攻击 Sānchóng Gōngjí / Sānchóng Gōngjī *
三角攻擊 / 三角攻击 Sānjiǎo Gōngjí / Sānjiǎo Gōngjī *
  Czech Trojitý útok
  Danish Tripelangreb
  Dutch Tri attack
  Finnish Kolmoisisku
  French Triplattaque
  German Triplette
  Greek Τριαδική Επίθεση
  Italian Tripletta
  Korean 트라이어택 Teuraieotaek
  Polish Potrójny Atak
Portuguese   Brazil Triataque (Pokémon GO, Unbroken Bonds-present)
Tri Ataque (BW107, Diamond & Pearl-Ancient Origins, manga)
Ataque Triplo (early anime, SM023-present, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Ataque Triplo (Anime)
Tri Ataque (TCG)
  Serbian Napad 3 Elementa
  Spanish Tri-Ataque (Gen I-II)
Triataque (Gen III-present)
  Swedish Triattack
  Thai จู่โจมสามท่า
  Vietnamese Tấn Công Gấp Ba Lần



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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PE
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Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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