Play Nice (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 6

Effects

Play Nice lowers the target's Attack by one stage. The move always hits, even if the target used a Protect-like move.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Play Nice turns into Z-Play Nice and raises 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 Play Nice
Japanese なかよくする (Nakayoku-suru)
German Kameradschaft
French Camaraderie
Italian Simpatia
Spanish Camaradería

Game descriptions

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user and the target become friends, and the target loses its will to fight. This lowers the target’s Attack stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user and the target become friends, and the target loses its will to fight. This lowers the target’s Attack stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user and the target become friends, and the target loses its will to fight. This lowers the target’s Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Play Nice 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.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Level 4
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 4
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 12
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 12
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 3
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 1
Bounsweet
#761 / Grass
Level 4
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Level 1
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 1
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 1
Hatenna
#856 / Psychic
Level 1
Hattrem
#857 / Psychic
Level 1
Hatterene
#858 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 1
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 1