Tri Attack (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Special Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM49

Effects

Tri Attack deals damage and has a 20% chance of paralyzing, burning or freezing the target - i.e. a 6.67% chance of each status condition.

Fire type Pokémon, those with the ability Water Veil or those behind a Substitute cannot be burned. Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed. Ice type Pokémon, those with the ability Magma Armor or those behind a Substitute cannot be frozen.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Fires three kinds of beams at once.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Fires three types of beams at the same time.
FireRed/LeafGreen A simultaneous 3-beam attack that may paralyze, burn, or freeze the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user strikes with a simultaneous three- beam attack. May also paralyze, burn, or freeze the target.
Black/White The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tri Attack 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.

Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 34
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 51
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 51
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 51
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 44

Learnt by breeding

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

Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Flying

Usable via Nature Power

See the Nature Power movedex for more details.

Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon