Trump Card (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Special Special
Power -
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

PP left Power
≥ 4 40
3 50
2 60
1 80
0 200

Trump Card inflicts more damage when fewer PP are left, as per the table to the right. The power is calculated based on the PP remaining after the move has been used; this is to account for the ability Pressure which deducts 2 PP for each move.

If Trump Card is selected via a different move such as Metronome or Sleep Talk, it uses the PP of that move to determine the power.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The fewer PP this move has, the more power it has for attack.
Black/White The fewer PP this move has, the greater its attack power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Trump Card 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.

Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 45
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 49
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 51

Learnt by breeding

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

Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Flying, Field
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
Corphish
#341 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Water 1, Water 3
Shellos
#422 / Water
Water 1, Amorphous
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Water 1, Amorphous
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Field
Dewott
#502 / Water
Field
Samurott
#503 / Water
Field