Assist (move)

Move data

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

Effects

Assist uses a random move known by any of the user's party Pokémon.

Assist will not select a Z-Move or any of the following moves:

Changes

In Generation 5, Assist can use moves that a Pokémon in an egg will know upon hatching.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Assist turns into Z-Assist and becomes the Z-Move for the move selected (for example All-Out Pummeling if Brick Break was chosen), in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Assist
Japanese ねこのて (Neko no Te)
German Zuschuss
French Assistance
Italian Assistente
Spanish Ayuda

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Attacks randomly with one of the partner’s moves.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user randomly picks and uses a move of an allied POKéMON.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by other Pokémon in the party.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user hurriedly and randomly uses a move among those known by ally Pokémon.

Learnt by level up

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

Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 31
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 29
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 29
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 6
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 1
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 6

Learnt by breeding

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

Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field