Helping Hand (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority +5
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM03
Sword​/​Shield TM41

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 Pokémon on the user’s team.

Other languages

English Helping Hand
Japanese てだすけ (Tedasuke)
German Rechte Hand
French Coup d'Main
Italian Altruismo
Spanish Refuerzo

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally’s attack.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 35
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 43
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 35
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 43
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 16
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 32
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 1
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 1
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 1
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 1
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 1
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 1
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 1
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 1
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 32
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 3
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 5
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 5
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 14
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 15
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 15
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 44
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 9
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 32
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 42
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 46
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 12
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 3
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Level 1
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 4
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 1
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 12
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 1
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Level 4
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Level 6
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 5
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Poipole
#803 / Poison
Level 1
Naganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Level 1
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 20
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 20
Calyrex
#898 / Psychic · Grass
Level 32
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 32
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 32

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Milotic
#350 / Water
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Milcery
#868 / Fairy
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Dreepy
#885 / Dragon · Ghost
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost