Helping Hand (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority +5
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets an adjacent Pokemon on the user’s team.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Boosts the power of the recipient’s moves.
FireRed/LeafGreen A move that boosts the power of the ally’s attack in a battle.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A move that boosts the power of the ally’s attack in a Double Battle.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user assists an ally by boosting the power of its attack.
X/Y The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally’s attack.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Helping Hand 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.

Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 25
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 28
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 25
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 28
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 12
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 1
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 1
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 16
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 17
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 16
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 16
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 1
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Level 1
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 16
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 10
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 10
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 33
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 33
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 10
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 10
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 15
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 13
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 13
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 39
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 12
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 12
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 12
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 1
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 32
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 31
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 31
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 7
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 49
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 25
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 25
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 25
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 25
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Fairy
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Grass
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Field
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Fairy
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Field
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Undiscovered
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Field
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Water 3
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Water 3
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Fairy, Field

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Helping Hand in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Politoed
#186 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magby
#240 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Phione
#489 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dewott
#502 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Samurott
#503 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Panpour
#515 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Simipour
#516 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor