Charm (move)

Move data

Type Fairy
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Charm lowers the target's Attack by two stages.

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

Changes

In Generations 2-5, Charm is a Normal type move.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fairium Z and uses its Z-Power, Charm turns into Z-Charm and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Sharply lowers the foe's ATTACK.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Charms the foe and sharply reduces its ATTACK.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is charmed by the user’s cute appeals, sharply cutting its ATTACK.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user charmingly stares at the foe, making it less wary. The target’s Attack is sharply lowered.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. The target’s Attack is harshly lowered.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers its Attack stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers its Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Charm 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.

Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 29
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Level 1
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Level 1
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 1
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 1
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 1
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 36
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Level 33
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 34
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 40
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 10
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 25
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 25
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 9
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 1
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 1
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 7
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 9
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 46
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 46
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 25
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 25
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Level 1
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 46
Phione
#489 / Water
Level 9
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Level 9
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 28
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 27
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 46
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 50
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 54
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 19
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 19
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 19
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 36
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 36
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 29
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 38
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 28
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 35
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 35
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 20
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 20
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 14
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 28
Poipole
#803 / Poison
Level 19
Naganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field