Tail Slap (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 25
Accuracy 85
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Hits Prob. Power
2 38 50
3 38 75
4 18 100
5 18 125

Tail 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 Tail 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 Tail Slap to always hit the maximum number of times.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the target two to five times in a row.
X/Y The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the target two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tail Slap 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.

Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 25
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Buizel
#418 / Water
Water 1, Field
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Water 1, Field