Helping Hand (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority +5
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Helping Hand turns into Z-Helping Hand and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets an adjacent Pokemon on the user’s team.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Boosts the power of the recipient’s moves.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A move that boosts the power of the ally’s attack in a battle.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A move that boosts the power of the ally’s attack in a Double Battle.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user assists an ally by boosting the power of its attack.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally’s attack.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally’s attack.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Helping Hand 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 25
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 28
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 25
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 28
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 12
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 1
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 1
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 16
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 17
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 16
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 16
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 1
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Level 1
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 16
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 4
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 4
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 36
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 36
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 15
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 13
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 13
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 35
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 12
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 12
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 12
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 1
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 32
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 31
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 31
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 7
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 1
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 53
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 13
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 13
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 13
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 25
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 1
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Level 10
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Level 6
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Level 1
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 5
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Poipole
#803 / Poison
Level 1
Naganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Helping Hand by the various move tutors in the games.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Magby
#240 / Fire
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water