Trump Card (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Special
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

PP leftPower
≥ 440
350
260
180
0200

Trump Card inflicts more damage when fewer PP are left, as per the table. The power is calculated based on the PP remaining after the move has been used; this is to account for the ability Pressure which deducts 2 PP for each move.

If Trump Card is selected via a different move such as Metronome or Sleep Talk, it uses the PP of that move to determine the power.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The fewer PP this move has, the more power it has for attack.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The fewer PP this move has, the greater its attack power.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The fewer PP this move has, the greater its power.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The fewer PP this move has, the greater its power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Trump Card 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.

Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 45
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 49
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 40
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 97

Learnt by breeding

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