Lick (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Physical 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.

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 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 X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 1
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 5
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 12
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 13
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 13
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 5
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 9
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 1
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 1
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 12
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 1
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Level 7
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Level 1
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 7
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Level 1
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 7
Simipour
#516 / Water
Level 1
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 1
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 10
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 10
Greninja
#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.

Seel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
Muk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Monster
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Undiscovered
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Field
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Field
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Field