Flatter (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Confuses opponent, but raises its Special Attack by two stages.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Flatter turns into Z-Flatter and raises Special 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

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Confuses the foe, but raises its SP. ATK.
FireRed/LeafGreen Flattery is used to confuse the foe, but its SP. ATK also rises.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Flattery is used to confuse the foe. However, it also raises the target’s Sp. Atk stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, it also raises the target’s Sp. Atk stat.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target’s Sp. Atk stat.
Sun/Moon Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target’s Sp. Atk stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flatter at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 33
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 38
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 33
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 38
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Level 29
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 50
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 62
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 28
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 28
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 28
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 19
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Water 1, Water 2
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Water 1, Water 2