Assist (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

In a Double Battle, user randomly attacks with a partner's move.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Assist has no additional effect.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Attacks randomly with one of the partner’s moves.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user randomly picks and uses a move of an allied POKéMON.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.
Sun/Moon The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by ally Pokémon.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Assist at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Level 31
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 29
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 29
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 6
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 1
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 6

Learnt by breeding

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

MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Field
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Field
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Field
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Field
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Field
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Field