Lick (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Lick deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Lick has base power 20.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Lick turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Lick
Japanese したでなめる (Shita de Nameru)
German Schlecker
French Léchouille
Italian Leccata
Spanish Lengüetazo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause paralysis.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Licks with a long tongue to injure. May also paralyze.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is licked and hit with a long tongue. It may also paralyze.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. It may also paralyze the target.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Lick 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.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 1
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 5
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 12
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 13
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 13
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 5
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 6
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 1
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 1
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 12
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 1
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Level 7
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Level 1
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 7
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Level 1
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 7
Simipour
#516 / Water
Level 1
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 1
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 10
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 10
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 10
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 8
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 1
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 8
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 8

Learnt by breeding

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