Double Slap (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 15
Accuracy 85
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Hits Prob. Power
2 38 30
3 38 45
4 18 60
5 18 75

Double Slap hits 2-5 times per turn used. The probability of each interval is shown to the right, with the total power after each hit.

Each strike of Double Slap is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

The Skill Link ability will cause Double Slap to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 2-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generations 1-3, Double Slap ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generation 1, each hit will always deal the same damage - if the first critical hits, so will the rest.

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as DoubleSlap.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Repeatedly slaps 2-5 times.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Repeatedly slaps the foe 2 to 5 times.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is slapped repeatedly, back and forth, two to five times.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is slapped repeatedly, back and forth, two to five times in a row.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is slapped repeatedly, back and forth, two to five times in a row.
X/Y The target is slapped repeatedly, back and forth, two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Double Slap 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.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 10
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Level 1
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 25
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 15
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 15
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 12
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 11
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 15
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 12
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 15
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Level 1
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 11
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 10
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 14
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 14
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 13
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 14
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 14
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 14
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 13
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 17
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 17
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 10

Learnt by breeding

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

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Field
Buizel
#418 / Water
Field, Water 1
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Field, Water 1
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Field