Tickle (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Tickle lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage each.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the foe laugh to lower ATTACK and DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is made to laugh, reducing its ATTACK and DEFENSE stats.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user tickles the foe into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
X/Y The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tickle 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.

Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 44
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 43
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 48
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 15
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 15
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 46
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 9
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 7
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 7
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 7

Learnt by breeding

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

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Krabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
Kingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Monster, Water 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Field
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Field
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Grass
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Field
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Field
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Field, Water 2
Wailord
#321 / Water
Field, Water 2
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
Feebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Milotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grass, Monster
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Grass, Monster
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Grass, Monster
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Finneon
#456 / Water
Water 2
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Water 2
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Field
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Field
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Field
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Field
Panpour
#515 / Water
Field
Simipour
#516 / Water
Field
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Field
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Water 3
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Water 3
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field