Play Rough (move)

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Move data

Type Fairy
Category Physical  Physical
Power 90
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 6

Effects

Play Rough deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack by one stage.

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fairium Z and uses its Z-Power, Play Rough turns into Twinkle Tackle and has base power 175.

When Mimikyu is holding Mimikium Z and uses its Z-Power, Play Rough turns into Let's Snuggle Forever and has base power 190.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target’s Attack stat.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
The user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target’s Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Play Rough 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.

WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 23
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 25
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 37
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 43
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 46
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 56
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Level 1
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 38
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Level 46
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 49
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 43
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Level 43
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 50
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 45
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Level 52
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 63
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 49
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 58
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 49
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 49
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 42
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 43
ComfeyComfey
#764 / Fairy
Level 49
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 46

Learnt by breeding

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

TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
Field
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
Field
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
SwabluSwablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Dragon, Flying
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon, Flying
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Field
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Field
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragon, Water 1
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
BounsweetBounsweet
#761 / Grass
Grass
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
Grass
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
Grass
KomalaKomala
#775 / Normal
Field
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dragon, Monster