Tri Attack (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM49

Effects

Tri Attack deals damage and has a 20% chance of paralyzing, burning or freezing the target - i.e. a 6.67% chance of each status condition.

Fire type Pokémon, those with the ability Water Veil or those behind a Substitute cannot be burned. Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed. Ice type Pokémon, those with the ability Magma Armor or those behind a Substitute cannot be frozen.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Tri Attack turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Fires three kinds of beams at once.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Fires three types of beams at the same time.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A simultaneous 3-beam attack that may paralyze, burn, or freeze the foe.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also paralyze, burn, or freeze the target.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or leave the target with paralysis.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or leave the target with paralysis.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. May also burn, freeze, or paralyze the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tri Attack 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.

Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 50
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 50
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 50
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 1
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 44
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 75
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 75

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Tri Attack in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Gen 3 — Level up
Shellder
#090 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gen 1 — TM
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Staryu
#120 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM

Usable via Nature Power

These Pokémon can use Tri Attack through Nature Power on certain terrain. See the Nature Power movedex for more details.

Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy