Acupressure (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Acupressure raises a random stat - Attack, Defense, Speed, Special Attack, Special Defense, Accuracy or Evasion - by two stages. It will always choose a stat that is not already maximized.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Acupressure is unlike other status moves in that it can be targeted at itself or an adjacent teammate. It cannot be used on an ally if they are behind a Substitute, but the user can apply Acupressure to itself if behind a Substitute.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Acupressure turns into Z-Acupressure and raises critical-hit ratio one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets either the user or an adjacent Pokemon on the user’s team.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its stats.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its or its allies’ stats.
Sun/Moon The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its or its allies’ stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Acupressure at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

DoduoDoduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
DodrioDodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 34
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 33
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 33
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 13
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 13
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

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

TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
BounsweetBounsweet
#761 / Grass
Grass
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
Grass
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
Grass