Flatter (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Flatter
Japanese おだてる (Odateru)
German Schmeichler
French Flatterie
Italian Adulazione
Spanish Camelo

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target’s Sp. Atk stat.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 44
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 44
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 12
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 12
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 40
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 46
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 48
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 6
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 8
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 1
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 1
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

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

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