Play Rough (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM44
Sword​/​Shield TR90

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Play Rough
Japanese じゃれつく (Jaretsuku)
German Knuddler
French Câlinerie
Italian Carineria
Spanish Carantoña

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target’s Attack stat.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 40
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 44
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 44
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 54
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 54
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 48
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 21
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 25
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 45
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 48
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 20
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 24
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 24
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 40
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 52
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 33
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 33
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 45
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 40
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Level 39
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 54
Yamper
#835 / Electric
Level 45
Boltund
#836 / Electric
Level 55
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 40
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 46
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 48
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Level 45
Copperajah
#879 / Steel
Level 51

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel