Lick (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Lick deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Lick has base power 20.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Lick turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause paralysis.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Licks with a long tongue to injure. May also paralyze.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is licked and hit with a long tongue. It may also paralyze.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. It may also paralyze the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sun/Moon The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Lick 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.

GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 1
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 5
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 12
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 13
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 13
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 5
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Level 7
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 1
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 1
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 12
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 1
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Level 7
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
Level 1
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Level 7
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
Level 1
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Level 7
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
Level 1
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 1
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
Level 10
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Level 10
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 10

Learnt by breeding

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

SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Monster
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Undiscovered
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
Field
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Field
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Field