Acupressure (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Acupressure raises a random stat - Attack, Defense, Speed, Special Attack, Special Defense, Accuracy or Evasion - by two stages. It will always choose a stat that is not already maximized.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Acupressure is unlike other status moves in that it can be targeted at itself or an adjacent teammate. It cannot be used on an ally if they are behind a Substitute, but the user can apply Acupressure to itself if behind a Substitute.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets either the user or an adjacent Pokemon on the user’s team.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.
X/Y The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its or its allies’ stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Acupressure at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 39
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 42
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 13
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 13
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Acupressure as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like