Flatter (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Confuses opponent, but raises its Special Attack by two stages.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Confuses the foe, but raises its SP. ATK.
FireRed/LeafGreen Flattery is used to confuse the foe, but its SP. ATK also rises.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Flattery is used to confuse the foe. However, it also raises the target’s Sp. Atk stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, it also raises the target’s Sp. Atk stat.
X/Y Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target’s Sp. Atk stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flatter at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 33
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 38
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 33
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 38
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 29
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 50
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 62
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 28
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 28
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 28
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 19
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
Totodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Monster, Field
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Monster, Field
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Monster, Field
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Flying, Field
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Flying, Field
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Water 1, Water 2