Constrict (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 10
Accuracy 100
PP 35  (max. 56)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Constrict deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower SPEED.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Constricts to inflict pain. May lower SPEED.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is attacked with long tentacles or vines. It may lower SPEED.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. It may also lower the target’s Speed.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. It may also lower the target’s Speed stat.
X/Y The target is attacked with long, creeping tentacles or vines. This may also lower the target’s Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Constrict 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.

Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 8
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 1
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 8
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 1
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 1
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 1
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 6
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 1
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous