Play Nice (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
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 Pokemon.

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Play Nice 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.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 7
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 9
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 25
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 25
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 1
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 1
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 1
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Level 1
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 1
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 1
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 1
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 8
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 1
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 15
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 15
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 8
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 1
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 8
Bounsweet
#761 / Grass
Level 5
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Level 1
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Level 5
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 1