Play Rough (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

Let's Go Pikachu​/​Let's Go Eevee TM44

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
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.

Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 23
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 25
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 37
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 43
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 46
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 56
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 1
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 38
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 46
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 49
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 43
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 43
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 50
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 45
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 52
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 63
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 49
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 58
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 49
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 49
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 42
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 43
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Level 49
Mimikyu
#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.