Flatter (move)

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 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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flatter 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.

Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 33
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 38
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 33
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 38
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 29
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 50
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 62
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 28
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 28
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 28
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 19
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 19
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 53

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