Needle Arm (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Needle Arm deals damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Needle Arm turns into Bloom Doom and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Needle Arm
Japanese ニードルアーム (Needle Arm)
German Nietenranke
French Poing Dard
Italian Pugnospine
Spanish Brazo Pincho

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Attacks with thorny arms. May cause flinching.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An attack using thorny arms. It may make the foe flinch.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user attacks by wildly swinging its thorny arms. It may also make the target flinch.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks by wildly swinging its thorny arms. It may also make the target flinch.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks by wildly swinging its thorny arms. This may also make the target flinch.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks by wildly swinging its thorny arms. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Needle Arm 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.

Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 16
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 16
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 22
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 1
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1