Trick-or-Treat (move)

ハロウィン Halloween
Trick-or-Treat VIII.png
Trick-or-Treat VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Trick-or-Treat (Japanese: ハロウィン Halloween) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist.


Trick-or-Treat adds the Ghost type to the target, in addition to the Pokémon's original type(s). If it is used against a dual-type Pokémon, that Pokémon will have three types at once. If the target already has an additional type added to it by Forest's Curse, that type is replaced with the Ghost type. Trick-or-Treat will fail if the target Pokémon is already Ghost-type.

If powered up by a Ghostium Z into Z-Trick-or-Treat, the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are raised by one stage each.


Games Description
The user takes the target trick-or-treating. This adds Ghost type to the target's type.
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
710   Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous 6, 23, 40 6, 23, 40 1, 12, 24, 36SwSh
711   Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous 6, 23, 40, 63 6, 23, 40, 63 1, 12, 24, 36SwSh
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


Games Description
SMD It adds Ghost type to a target.*
It adds Ghost type to the Pokémon in front of you.*

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • Using Trick-or-Treat on a Normal/Fairy-type Pokémon is the only way for a Pokémon to have a sole weakness to the Steel type.
  • Unlike Forest's Curse, a Pokémon affected by this move cannot have an 8× weakness, except in Inverse Battles (where, for example, a Poison/Flying Pokémon would have an 8× weakness to Fighting), as each of the two types the Ghost type is weak to is strong against only one other type, which just happens to be Psychic for both.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 萬聖夜 Maahnsingyeh
Mandarin 萬聖夜 / 万圣夜 Wànshèngyè
  French Halloween
  German Halloween
  Italian Halloween
  Korean 핼러윈 Halloween
  Spanish Halloween

Variations of the move Forest's Curse
  Forest's CurseTrick-or-Treat

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.